Early Childhood

Braille Tutor is a new iOS app to learn/practice braille!
There are 4 videos in this training module. Learn how to implement RBEI principles and strategies and how to achieve "buy in" regarding ECC implementation.
Does your student love animal sounds? Use this adorable app to teach basic VoiceOver gestures!
This tutorial discusses the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
Rebecca speaks about the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
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Learn how to support children and youth with visual impairments through the career education model (career awareness, exploration, preparation, and placement).
This tutorial defines and describes neuroplasticity, and examines the differences in the brain's response to ocular and brain-based vision loss.
iOS tracing apps help young students with scotomas or blind spots.
In this webinar, Dr. Merabet defines and describes neuroplasticity, and examines the differences in the brain's response to ocular and brain-based vision loss.
This 5-part webinar series will be presented by Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Penrickton Center for Blind Children, and Perkins eLearning.
In this 3-day workshop, experts will present information related to instruction for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities/deafblindness.
Learn about the characteristics of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia/Septo Optic Dysplasia and understand issues children with ONH face at different times.
Suggestions for fall themed sensory trays for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This tutorial discusses services provided through Early Intervention, and preparations for transitioning from services into school.
In this webcast, Bhavina Hirapara, a parent of a 3 year old talks about the transition from in home services to preschool services.
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.
Design suggestions and guidelines for creating an accessible and fun playground for kids who are blind or visually impaired
The presentation includes ways to share experiences between a student’s home and school settings — an integral part of building skills and concepts.
This self-guided tutorial provides approaches for instruction on deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines, IEPs.
Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
How to use Dr. Seuss books to practice language skills and learn about science properties.
In this webcast, Lacey Smith talks about the challenges she experiences in transitioning her daughter from early childhood services to preschool.
This self-paced tutorial explores early childhood service delivery for young children who are blind or visually impaired.
Make bird treats to teach a range of basic concepts while using action-related vocabulary and purposeful hand skills.
This webinar is an introduction to the principles of routine based early intervention.
Tips, recipes & instructions for choosing appropriate holiday projects for students who are visually impaired.
Learners will be introduced to assessment and instructional strategies for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
The webinar presents how the iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Dr. Mayer discusses how she came to Children’s Hospital in Boston to work on the measurement of visual acuity in babies using the FPL and OPL techniques.
Dr. Luisa Mayer of the New England Eye Institute at Perkins talks about the development of tests of visual acuity in babies through Preferential Looking.
Veronika Bernstein offers various helpful strategies to address the challenges of developing good sleep habits in children with visual impairments.
It is often said that play is a child's work, and in fact, children learn essential skills through play. Communication, motor skills, cognition, and social interaction are a few of the...
Massage, Motor Skills, and Sensory Integration for Children with Visual Impairments, Blindness or Deafblindness In this section, families can explore the importance of touch in bonding and...
Because so much social behavior is learned through observation, children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to find their place in the social world. In this section parents...
An early introduction to orientation and mobility skills gives children the freedom and confidence to move through the world independently. These sites offer advice for developing and encouraging...
The work of literacy begins in infancy. Emergent literacy is the cognitive knowledge small children gather about language, reading, and writing long before they learn to read. This knowledge is...
This section includes information on the variety of professional services available to families with a child who is blind or visually impaired. Included is general information about service...
Parents with children who are blind or visually impaired will find many practical suggestions for encouraging greater independence in all areas of daily living. Topics include eating, dressing,...
Because so much of a baby's information comes through the visual sense, young children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to learn basic concepts about the world around them...
Children with multiple disabilities need intensive early intervention to stimulate their development. This section presents strategies and activities that help such children develop communication...
Assessment is a critically important step in the developmental progress of a young child who is blind or visually impaired. Understanding a child's abilities and the nature of cognitive, visual, or...
Learning that a child is blind or visually impaired presents challenges for families. This section features many sites with suggestions for age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and...
This section offers practical suggestions for parents and preschool teachers working with young children with visual impairments. Families and early childhood educators will find general guidelines...
Educators use various approaches for teaching students who have multiple disabilities. This section features links to current teaching methods: the Van Dijk Approach and Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active...
Children with multiple disabilities often need intensive early intervention. Educators and parents can help such children develop communication methods, tactile skills, and the concepts that are...
Any child may develop problem behaviors, but young ones with blindness or visual impairment are at risk for specific inappropriate behaviors, including repetitive mannerisms and self-stimulatory...
Because a great deal of an infant's learning is through the visual mode, it's important to understand the impact of visual impairment on child development.  Find out what types of intervention are...
Every child will enjoy learning basic functional skills during this fun Halloween activity!

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