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Understanding and Representing SpaceTheory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted
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Susanna Millar

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521426

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.001.0001

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Some practical implications

Some practical implications

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(p.234) 9 Some practical implications
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Understanding and Representing Space
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Susanna Millar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0009

Some practical implications of the evidence so far seen are presented in this chapter. First, the chapter prefaces its suggestions by emphasizing that they are not necessarily applicable in all conditions and that the practical implications of research findings have to be seen in specific conditions of individuals and their environment. The first part of this chapter offers an implication of the evidence on infants without sight. The chapter then argues that movement coding, and coding in terms of body-centred references, can be used as an important basis for understanding external relations especially, but not necessarily, in blind conditions. Orientation and mobility aids are also illustrated in this chapter. Lastly, the chapter looks at language and environmental knowledge and the use of scale models, drawings, maps, and graphs as aids.

Keywords:   practical implications, infants, movement coding, blind conditions, mobility aids, scale models, drawings, maps, graphs

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