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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. Department of Family Economics and Management.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


In this study certain child care techniques and practices as used by blind mothers were investigated and described. The study was especially concerned with management techniques and practices as used by the blind mother in caring for her infant and toddler. The questions in this study generally posed for answer were: (1) What is the role of the visually impaired mother in the dressing, bathing, and physical care of the infant and toddler? (2) What procedures and management techniques does the visually impaired mother use in performing this care? (3) To what extent does the visually impaired mother use available resources; that is, what use is made of family members and other services available in the community, and what products in equipment and consumable items are utilized?

In order to answer these questions, a sample of ten women was selected with the assistance of the Nebraska Services for the Visually Impaired.Interviews were conducted with these women who had been legally blind during the infancy of at least one child and who had been a major person responsible for the care of the child.

Advisor: Lois O. Schwab