Hesperian Health Guides

Hesperian Health Guides

Sight

Every day 20,000 people visit the HealthWiki for lifesaving health information. If everyone gave just $5 we could translate 50 more chapters.

Make a giftMake a gift to support this essential health information people depend on.


HealthWiki > Helping Children Who Are Blind > Chapter 11: Helping Your Child Know Where She Is (Orientation) > Sight


Children who can see a little can use their sight to help orient themselves, especially if you help them. If your child can see light, give her directions using a light source as the starting point.
a boy speaking to a child as they stand in a room.
When you see the light from the door, the table where we eat is on your left.



a girl thinking as she walks into a room.
My bed is next to the light.


If your child can see light, leave a light on so she can orient herself when she comes into a room.

a child starting to climb steps under a light.


Put a light where the height of the floor changes or next to something your child needs to notice to move about safely.

a child standing and thinking outside the door to a house.
Here’s the yellow ribbon. That means it’s Juana’s door.


If your child can see bright colors, put different colored cloths, tape, paint, or objects on a door and in different places outside. When she sees the color, she will know where she is.


en.hesperian.org
In other languages