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Individualized, structured play spaces can be used to support the development of knowledge of object constancy and of early object permanence in young children who are blind or have multiple disabilities.
These findings more generally indicate, while some level of capacity for abstract object perception is present at three months, infants at this age do not possess a mature system for the perception of distal object shape, given their need for a minimum level of experience with varying viewpoints or motion-sourced information prior to showing object constancy (2).
The child strives to reduce the discrepancy by internalizing an image of the primary caregiver, thereby developing object constancy and tolerating separation (Kobak & Cole, 1994).