Early Intervention

For a child with visual impairment, touch, hearing, and in the case of low vision, the use of remaining or residual vision are critically important for learning and development of essential skills (physical, cognitive, social, pre-Braille and self-help).

    Support by trained and knowledgeable professionals in the area of visual impairment is essential to help the child develop these senses to the best of his or her ability.


At BASEERA early Intervention services are provided by specially trained early childhood blind/low vision specialists. The specialists work with the child and with the parents to teach them how to support their child’s development in the following areas:

  • Intentional movement (orientation and mobility)
  • Development of motor skills (e.g., rolling, reaching, crawling, walking, and use of hands to manipulate and explore objects)
  • Daily living skills (e.g., eating, dressing, toileting)
  • Concept development (e.g., object identification, function, and characteristics)
  • Social and emotional development
  • Language and communication development
  • Making the most of residual vision through stimulation in case of low vision
  • Using all the senses to promote development
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-4b2d7ae1-63b0-e38d-2c41-acf53affb409"></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 4.5pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For a child with visual impairment, touch, hearing, and</span><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 115%; color: black; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"> in the case of low vision,</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">  </span><span style="font-size: 14px;">the use of remaining or residual vision are critically important for learning and development </span></span><span style="font-size: 18.5pt; line-height: 115%; color: black; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">of essential skills (physical, cognitive, social,
pre-Braille and self-help).</span><br></span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left: 4.5pt;text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Support by trained and knowledgeable professionals in the area of visual impairment is essential to help the child develop these senses to the best of his or her ability.</span></span></p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br></span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left: 4.5pt;text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">At </span><span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px;">BASEERA </span><span style="font-size: 14px;">early Intervention services are provided by specially trained early childhood blind/low vision specialists. </span><span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px;">The specialists work with the child and with the parents to teach them how to support their child’s development in the following areas:</span></span></p><ul><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Intentional movement (orientation and mobility)</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Development of motor skills (e.g., rolling, reaching, crawling, walking, and use of hands to manipulate and explore objects)</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Daily living skills (e.g., eating, dressing, toileting)</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Concept development (e.g., object identification, function, and characteristics)</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Social and emotional development</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Language and communication development</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Making the most of residual vision through stimulation in case of low vision</span></li><li style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4b2d7ae1-63b2-e0d7-0388-2b7e444bb996"><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-family: Arial;">Using all the senses to promote development</span></span><br></li></ul>