Best Practices

There are 5 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This tutorial explains the Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments process and upcoming training opportunities.
Participants will examine key issues for the English Language Learner (ELL) population and consider ways to implement new strategies into their practice.
In collaboration with the Deafblind Program, the Spring 2017 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin on January 30, 2017 and run for 10 weeks.
Dr. Blankenship provides an overview of QPVI, a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools and educational programs.
Dr. Wolffe describes the importance of starting very early in a child’s development in order for the student to develop the necessary skills to achieve success.
In this tutorial Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments.
There are 3 webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate importance of Science and Math inclusion for vision impaired students.
From student evaluation to specialized instruction to accommodations to progress...these 45 strategies provide teachers with easily implementable methods.
In this webcast, TVI Barbara Gillmeister talks about the strategies she uses to support students who are visually impaired/blind in the public school classroom
This series features four workshops: CVI Range Scoring, Cortical Visual Impairment, Phase 3 CVI, and CVI Complexity.
Topics include Hi-Tech O&M, UEB Math, and Creating Accessible Materials Using iBooks.
Selma Walsh describes a range of strategies that she has used to include students with visual impairments in science classes within the public school system.
Learn how to create accessible iBooks using the iBooks Author app and how to incorporate the books into all classrooms and subjects, including O&M lessons.
Participants will move toward an advanced understanding of visual complexity and will gain hands on practice using "What's the Complexity" framework.
This workshop is designed to support families and educators in assessing and supporting students with CVI in Phase 3.
Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors in Active Learning.
Hands-on practice in assessing children with CVI. This is intended for teachers and related service providers with extensive knowledge of CVI.
This tutorial provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.
Diane Brauner provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.
A check-in sheet for TVIs to use to monitor student progress and needs
Join us for Supporting Availability for Learning webinar as we discuss strategies to increase states of behavior in daily activities and educational settings.
In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Learn about the characteristics of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia/Septo Optic Dysplasia and understand issues children with ONH face at different times.
This tutorial discusses the importance of professional collaboration among educational teams, particularly for students with multiple disabilities.
The webinar discusses the importance of professional collaboration among educational teams, particularly for students with multiple disabilities.
This tutorial explains the purpose of The Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT), demonstrates its use, and reports the findings.
This webinar will detail the purpose of the scale, demonstrate its use, and briefly report the findings of its field-testing and initial validation study.
Classroom teachers will find information on providing access to the curriculum for students who are blind or visually impaired. These teaching tips, educational strategies, accommodations, and...
Amanda Martinage continues her discussion of Sensory Processing, presenting techniques to address sensory processing difficulties.
This webinar provides an overview of Sensory Processing and distinguishes between typical processing function, processing dysfunction, and processing disorder.
Identify and practice ABA approaches that will support students who are visually impaired, blind, Deafblind or multiply disabled.
This tutorial focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future.
The presentation includes ways to share experiences between a student’s home and school settings — an integral part of building skills and concepts.
Given three reading samples, students will be able to successfully determine the theme of each story, and support these claims with examples for 2 out of 3 stories.
Explore the development of a comprehensive implementation plan using five intervention strategies for student with ASDVI.
This tutorial examines three principles of Universal Design for Living, strategies for incorporating all the senses into an activity, and more.
Provide an overview of Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Ensure substitute teachers are informed on the basics of what to do and not do when there is a blind student in class.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her education.
This video provides ideas for how Wikki Stix can be used to create tactile graphics or 3 dimensional constructions.
This self-paced course is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
In this tutorial participants will be able to use strategies and activities presented to introduce STEM concepts to students who are blind and/or low vision.
This training discuss the importance of starting the process of transition to adult life as early as possible.
This webinar is an introduction to the principles of routine based early intervention.
This presentation shown that 2-9 year old can have fun with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
This video demonstrates various ways to adapt measuring spoons, syringes, cylinders, and beakers in the Science classroom when conducting experiments.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
In this webcast, Tim Pennington provides advice to parents regarding IEPs and how to negotiate the process to obtain the best result for their child.

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