Teachable Moments

Brushing Teeth Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.  In this video, Ira talks about the importance of using a simple visual presentation to meet the needs...
Christmas Sequence Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Christmas Sequence video, Christa demonstrates the use of an adapted book that she made for her classroom.  It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school. ...
Color Highlighting for Children with CVI Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Ellen Cadigan Mazel talks about color highlighting for children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Color highlighting really helps children with visual motor functions and for increased...
Itsy Bitsy Spider Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes The "Itsy Bitsy Spider" adapted book was created by Marguerite Bilm for her preschool students. In this video, Marguerite shares information about the adaptations she has used to make the book and...
Low Vision: Measuring Liquids Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Teachable Moment, Kate demonstrates a variety of strategies and materials that can be used to assist students with low vision when measuring as part of a Science lesson. Kate demonstrates the...
Measuring Dry Materials for the Student Who is Visually Impaired Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Kate demonstrates strategies for teaching students with visual impairment to measure dry ingredients. In addition, there is a demonstration of the use of a talking scale. Read full...
Measuring Liquids Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Measuring Liquids video, Kate demonstrates various ways to adapt measuring spoons, syringes, cylinders, and beakers in the Science classroom when conducting experiments. Read full transcript...
Multi-Step Object Calendar System Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes This Teachable Moment provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system. Megan demonstrates several adaptations to...
Object Schedule Systems Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Marguerite Bilms presents Object Schedule Systems which can be developed and used at home or at school. She describes the benefits of schedule systems as developing literacy skills, concepts, memory...
Partial and Tactile Calendar System Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Sharon Stelzer demonstrates a full-day calendar system that she developed for a 14 year old student. Sharon talks about how the student demonstrated readiness to transition from a half...
Partial Object Calendar Systems Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Ira Padhye presents a calendar system developed for one of her students with low vision. Ira discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carl Adapted by Marguerite Bilms In this short video, Marguerite Bilms, a teacher in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind describes...
Safely Heating Water Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this short video, Safely Heating Water, Kate Fraser, a teacher in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind demonstrates how students who are blind or visually impaired can safely and...
Schedules and Calendars Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes This Teachable Moment provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system. Hillary demonstrates several adaptations to...
Supermarket Tactile Book Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes This Teachable Moments on Supermarket Tactile Book features Ira Padhye, teacher in the deafblind program at Perkins. Ira presents an experience book that she made for her students about going to the...
Tactile Processing, Part 1 Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Part 1 video, Amanda Martinage provides an overview of tactile processing. She talks about what tactile processing is, the functions of the tactile system and what tactile dysfunction looks...
Tactile Processing, Part 2 Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Amanda Martinage will talk about Part Two of Tactile Processing, specifically how to address dysfunction. Amanda also discusses about sensory processing difficulties techniques: Using...
Tactile Science Lesson: Using Play-Doh Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes The Tactile Science Lesson: Using Play-Doh is demonstrated by Kate Fraser. In this video, Kate demonstrates how a teacher can use Play-Doh to quickly illustrate concepts in the science classroom for...
The Importance of Arrows in Science Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Students with visual impairments benefit from the purposeful teaching of representational concepts, such as directional arrows used to indicate movement, direction, change, and cause-and-effect. In...
The Shape Surprise Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Christa Hulburt demonstrates an adapted book made for a preschool student with low vision and describes the skills she is teaching with this book. These include book handling skills as well as basic...

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