Starts on March 6 – April 16, 2017 and runs for 6 weeks. The course will offer practical teaching strategies for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities in the sensorimotor stage of development. Through lectures, videos, discussions, readings and case studies, participants will develop knowledge and skills which can be applied to their own students.
Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the unique needs of the students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities at the sensorimotor level of development and how these students can be taught meaningful routines which become a foundation for learning new concepts.
Blaha, R. (2001). Calendars for students with multiple impairments including deafblindness. Austin, TX: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
(List price: $35.00 — print and electronic versions available.)
Chen, D., & Downing, J. (2006). Tactile strategies for children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities: Promoting communication and learning skills. New York: AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind. Chs. 1 and 3.
List price: $10.95 by online chapter, $39.95 paperback, $34.95 e-book, $24.00 online.
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, ASHA, AOTA
As a result of the learning experiences in the course:
You will become more cognizant of:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Sensorimotor Stage of Development.
- Differentiate the five elements of the Van Dijk Approach.
- Differentiate the five phases of Active Learning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the four tactile strategies to be used with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
You will become better able to:
- Create a comprehensive lesson plans for students at the Attention, Participation and Exploration Levels of learning that include IEP objectives.
- Break down three different levels of learning as explained in the Sensory Learning Kit.
- Create a comprehensive student specific lesson plan for different appetite items.
You will become more competent in your ability to:
- Assess a student using the Sensory Learning Kit.
- Demonstrate an understanding of different types of stress students in the sensorimotor stage exhibit.
Other Payment Option
To pay by Purchase Order, or to register a group of three or more, contact Perkins eLearning at 617.972.7841 or perkins.elearning@Perkins.org.
Nathalie de Wit has been paid by Perkins to be the instructors for this class.
She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This workshop is offered for 3.9 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area).
|Perkins School for the Blind is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See the course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.|
This workshop is offered for 3.9 AOTA CEUs.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.