USM Students Help Blind Children

March 3, 2009

The Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children located at 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd. is recognizing eleven sophomores at University School for volunteering their time to make educational toys for blind and visually impaired children ages 0 through 6. The students are Carol Walker, Lucy Bartlett, Alana Allen, Kim Zwicke, Lauren Wilhelm, Victoria Edmonds, Bela Yousif, Cassie Beck, Molly Carter, Shannon Cary, and Paige Costakos.

 

On Saturday, February 28th the group of sophomores created story book boxes, shape sorters, and stacking boxes for the children at the Center. All of these items are used to help teach children with vision loss basic concepts such as in/out, up/down, and heavy/light. In addition the toys will be used to help the children learn how to utilize their other senses.

 

Vision loss is a far more serious problem for young children than many people realize because as much as 90% of a child’s’ early learning and development is based on what is observed. For 42 years, the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children has been providing educational and therapeutic services to children from Southeastern Wisconsin.

 

For more information about the Center visit www.cbvic.org.

 

"We thank these young women for giving service to their community."

 

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