Meaningful participation in early childhood general education using natural supports

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This qualitative study used participant observation and semistructured interviews to examine the types of natural support that were provided and the adaptive strategies used to promote the inclusion of Ryan, a 3 year old with a visual impairment, in a community-based preschool. It found that the adults and classmates gave Ryan natural support in a variety of ways and that Ryan used distinctive adaptive strategies to carry out tasks independently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-416
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1996


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