SHS Web Conf.
Volume 126, 2021International Scientific and Practical Conference “Sustainable Development in the Post-Pandemic Period” (SDPPP-2021)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Revolutionary Technical Solutions for the Development of Society|
|Published online||24 November 2021|
Information and Communication Technologies Usage in Working with Families of Early Aged and Preschool Children with Visual Impairments in Terms of Distance Psychological and Pedagogical Support
Department of Education of Visually Impaired Children, Institute of Special Pedagogy and Psychology named after Mykola Yarmachenko, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, 9, M. Berlinskoho St., Kyiv, 04060, Ukraine Kyiv, Ukraine
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This paper presents the results of studying the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in working with families of early aged and preschool children with visual impairments. The authors analyze the current situation in families during strict quarantine in 2020 and 2021 and study the possibilities of using information technology in the development of children with visual impairments at home. The study describes how or under what circumstances specialists worked with families of early aged and preschool children with visual impairments, what problems parents, professionals faced, and whether they were ready to solve—via the author’s questionnaires for professionals and parents, identified current problems that need urgent solutions. The theoretical basis and practical side of studying the problem of using information and communication technologies in families’ distance psychological and pedagogical support are presented. Attention is focused on different levels, and specialists with children with visual impairments in the context of family education and the absence or insufficiency of distance correction work with early aged children and their parents are emphasized. The need for further study of the situation for the development of appropriate forms, methods of ICT in working with families of children of early and preschool age with visual impairments. The relevance of scientific research on the use of ICT and distance psychological and pedagogical support is proved, as this format will be in demand not only during lockdown but also in seasonal outbreaks, challenging weather conditions, as well as constantly for families living in settlements, remote from International Rescue Committee and other educational institutions, families who due to various life circumstances are not able to visit institutions that provide educational and psychological services. It is concluded that there is an urgent need to create a holistic system using ICT to work with families of early aged and preschool children with visual impairments, which will help solve a wide range of psychological and pedagogical rehabilitation support tasks.
Key words: information and communication technologies / children with visual impairments / early age / preschool age / distance learning / surveys
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