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Family tip: Don't take "no" for an answer (he's only 2)

May 6, 2019: Matias learns to wear his cane at home
Matias, blind, at 27 months put up quite a fuss when asked if he wanted to wear his cane at home. This morning, Matias stopped resisting and started learning how consistent tactile path information offers confidence in his next step.
December 15, 2018: Matias' first time part one
Matias, a 22-month toddler boy with no light perception cried when the Toddler Cane is put on him. Matias’ hesitancy may be that he is not only being asked to wear his cane, but also encouraged to walk across open space without a guide. His family found a way to communicate the cane will remain on began to have fun.
December 15, 2018: Matias' first time part two
Matias, a 22-month toddler boy with no light perception is trying his new wearable Toddler Cane for the first time. His only understanding is difficulty walking without path information. Therefore, learning to trust the wearable cane will take time. His father gets a positive response when he shows how the cane frame finds the wall. 
December 16, 2018: Practicing in the playroom
Matias, a 22-month toddler boy with no light perception and his dad are walking around the playroom. He is wearing his Toddler Cane. Matias is learning to trust the wearable Toddler Cane through these fun activities. 
December 18, 2018: Practicing outside on sidewalk
Matias, a 22-month toddler boy with no light perception and his grandmother are walking outside on the sidewalk with the shorter cane frame. It appears that after Matias was warned of the curb drop-off, he begins to trust his cane. His confidence in the cane is seen by increased pace, even pulling her to go faster.