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This training module includes eight webcasts and their corresponding reading material, which demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Participants will earn 10.0 ACVREP or Continuing...
Professional Development Offering
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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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 or 1.5 PDPs by viewing 3 video presentations and taking an online quiz. Register to Take...
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Pamela Ryan, School Psychologist at Perkins School for the Blind, offers an overview of CHARGE Syndrome. She talks about CHARGE features, characteristics, medical complications and how these issues present themselves in children with CHARGE, as well as how they impact development and learning. ...
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Sharon Stelzer, a long-timeteacher in the Perkins Deafblind Program, discusses teaching students with CHARGE Syndrome and implementation strategies needed to help teachers create a positive learning environment. She emphasizes the need to establish schedules and structure while enabling students to...
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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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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...
Professional Development Offering
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 or 2.0 PDPs by viewing 3 video presentations and taking an online quiz. Register to...
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Maryann Girardi, PT, DPT, ATP, speaks about providing physical therapy to children with CHARGE syndrome and its challenges. She describes the impact CHARGE syndrome has on balance and muscle tone. Dr. Girardi also offers her views on strategies to establish a successful treatment plan. Read full...
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Wendy Bridgeo discusses the importance of starting the transition process early for students with disabilities, especially those with CHARGE syndrome. She offers insights on teaching strategies to help CHARGE students become successful in working environments. She also provides examples of how...
Professional Development Offering
There are two webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate the implications of sensory processing by individuals with CHARGE Syndrome. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or Continuing Education credits by viewing two designated webcasts and taking an online quiz. Register to Take This...
Professional Development Offering
CHARGE Syndrome is made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. The class will focus on the following four areas to help you understand the impacts of CHARGE syndrome on child development: physical considerations,...
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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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Start date TBD and runs for 5 weeks. This online class has been developed to provide basic information for people who are providing direct care for children/adolescents/adults with CHARGE Syndrome or for parents who are just beginning to learn about CHARGE Syndrome. The workshop will focus on 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 have to admit that I was nervous about taking an on line course, but I've enjoyed this class very much. It was informative, interesting and insightful. It was good 'meeting' all of you and I hope to see you at a future conference." — Karen "I have learned so much about CHARGE through this course...
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  About iTunes U The Perkins eLearning opportunities on iTunes U are self-directed seminars containing professionally-produced video presentations by noted Perkins faculty and partners.  Using the iTunes U app for iOS devices, such as iPads and iPhones, participants can work through the seminars...
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There are 4 video segments included in this training module that discusses how vocational rehabilitation services vary between students and adulthood and the benefits of developing portfolios for students in the transition process. Participants will earn 2.5 ACVREP credits or 2.5 PDPs by viewing 4...
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In this webcast Dr. Susan Bruce talks about inquiry as the basis of action research and the types of action research that can be conducted. In addition, she shares examples of action research studies that were conducted at Perkins School for the Blind during the past two school years. Read full...
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This section connects the user to information about the causes of blindness and visual impairment. The Introduction and Overview section links to more general information, while the Diseases and Disorders section has sites with more detail about specific conditions, including symptoms, causes,...
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In this webcast David talks about the benefits of Person-Centered Planning and how this tool can benefit students and their families as they prepare for transition from school-to-work. He also talks about ways to prepare students for transition and participation in transition planning. Also in this...
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Nancy Salem-Hartshorne, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Delta College, and a School Psychologist. She has authored articles and book chapters about developmental outcomes for individuals with CHARGE syndrome. Her son, Jacob, 24, has CHARGE syndrome, and lives in his own home. Nancy is...
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These websites are helpful to students who are blind or visually impaired and beginning to plan for employment and careers.   For Students Career Connect American Foundation for the Blind Career Connect is "a free resource for people who want to learn about the range and diversity of...
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Children with multiple disabilities need intensive early intervention to stimulate their development. This section presents strategies and activities that help such children develop communication methods, tactile skills, and the concepts that are the foundation for further learning and...
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Amber is a parent of a young boy with visual impairment and additional disabilities. In this webcast, she talks about how important it is to involve children with disabilities in their community and gives advice on how to make this work. Amber is the creator of the WonderBaby.org website which...

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