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Martha Majors provides insights on the impact of medical and physical challenges for children in educational environments. She also provides guidance for educators to help them develop an effective educational program that helps improve the emotional wellbeing and success in school for students...
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There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate the characteristics of CHARGE syndrome and its implications on communication and learning. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP credits, 1.5 CTLE credits, or 1.5 PDPs by viewing 3 video presentations and taking an online quiz...
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Dr. Timothy Hartshorne speaks about behavioral issues associated with CHARGE Syndrome. Dr. Hartshorne emphasizes that by better understanding the unique features of CHARGE syndrome and its interactions we obtain a better understanding of related behaviors. Read full transcript » Bibliography of...
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In this webcast David provides an overview of the impact that CHARGE Syndrome has on sensory processing. He describes the impact of sensory processing on proprioception, the vestibular sense, and behavior. In addition, David talks about the educational implications resulting from sensory processing...
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In this webcast David Brown provides an overview of the impact that CHARGE Syndrome has on vision and, in turn, on the behavior of the student with CHARGE Syndrome. David provides an overview of the ocular defects, muscle tone, and vestibular issues present in individuals with CHARGE Syndrome and...
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There are three webcasts included in this training module that discuss CHARGE behavioral diagnosis, sensory deficits, physical therapy and the value of work for students. Participants will earn 2.0 ACVREP credits, 2.0 CTLE credits, or 2.0 PDPs by viewing 3 video presentations and taking an online...
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This session will focus on Constructive Play for learners in the Preoperational Stage (starting at approximately at the developmental level of two years), using an Active Learning approach, developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen for learners with significant multiple disabilities.    This is the...
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Perkins eLearning was pleased to co-host this conversation between CHARGE Syndrome Foundation families and Mark Richert, Esq., Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for the Blind, as they discussed H.R. 3535, the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act. In this 90-minute...
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I had a FitBit a few years ago until the band broke and I lost it (I swear it’s in my house somewhere...bet I’ll find it in five years somewhere stupid).  After about a year, it was clear the thing wasn’t going to turn up, so I decided to get a new unit.  After all, new toys motivate you, right?  ...
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Welcome to part two of this series, dedicated to sharing instructional and professional development resources that focus on teaching assistive technology.   In the first installment, we looked at various resources offered by Perkins Trainings and Access Technology Institute.  In this second...
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Getting started with a new device can be challenging - especially when learning how to set up and use accessibility features.  The Hadley Institute has created a series of tutorial video clips for the Mac and iOS for users who are visually impaired or blind. Video Tutorial Categories for iOS...
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NOTE: Prior to reading this article, you may wish to review previous articles in this series: Layout and Menu Structure of the Orbit Reader 20 File Structure of the Orbit Reader 20.   Reading and Working in Files on the Orbit Reader 20 Editing Basics on the Orbit Reader 20 Translating a File...
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By Courtney Tabor-Abbott What is Self-Determination? Life is a series of choices. From infancy up through our entire adulthood, we are making decisions nearly every moment of the day. Should I play with trains or play dough? Should I do my homework or play video games? Should I order that salad...
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Welcome to my new series on choosing technology, where I will be sharing my tips on purchasing devices, with a special concentration on students with low vision. I am studying information technology in college right now, but don’t worry, I won’t be using any fancy technology terms. Today, I will be...
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By Cindy O'Connell   Start the New Year off with a super motivating activity. How about setting up a weekly pizza parlor offering “ready to cook” pizza for family or staff? It does take some organization, but it is not as daunting as it sounds. Once it gets up and running you will see the...
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In this webcast, Dr. McLetchie and Dr. Zatta discuss the critical importance of blending “Quality of Life” into the curriculum. Students with significant disabilities must be specifically taught the skills that help them to make and choose friends, to make real choices about who and what they like...
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Why an Exercise Tracker? Is it just me or does anyone else have trouble getting motivated to go out and exercise?  Whew, glad I’m not the only one!  If you’re anything like me, you can get preached at about how exercise can lower your cholesterol, decrease stress, and alleviate depression and...
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Brian Charlson, Technology Director at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA. demonstrates a variety of devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or braille. Among the devices that Brian demonstrates are: the Victor Reader Stream, the Booksense, The...
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In this webcast James Scott Crawford, a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, addresses the training needs of people with visual impairment who use power wheelchairs as their primary mode of transportation. Read full transcript » Download handout: Orientation & Mobility Strategies for...
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In this webcast, Barry Kran, O.D., FAAOD discusses the challenges of providing a successful eye exam for students with disabilities. He provides some practical information related to finding an eye care professional and preparing the student for a successful exam. In addition, Dr. Kran talks about...
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In this webcast, Luisa Mayer, Ph.D. demonstrates the role of the visual field in daily life and the challenges faced when there is a field loss. Dr. Mayer is an internationally known specialist in visual field/functional vision testing. In this webcast, Luisa describes the strategies for assessing...
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The ability to develop friendships and interact with other students is a common concern for parents of children with visual impairments. In this webcast, Tom Miller looks at social skills development for students with visual impairment, including analyzing and adapting teaching activities to teach...