Webcasts

A Parent's Perspective: Helping Your Child with Multiple Disabilities Engage with the World Around Them Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
Accessible Instructional Materials in the Digital Classroom Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Yue Ting Siu provides us with an introduction to current technologies employed to facilitate access to instructional materials. In addition, she engages us in exploration of new and...
Accessible Science: Making Life Sciences Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast is intended to assist educators in adapting Science curriculum for visually impaired and deaf-blind students. While the demonstrations were recorded in a classroom at Perkins School for...
Accessible Technology Options for the Blind and Visually Impaired Reader Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
Action Research In Special Education Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
Adapting Environments for Individuals with Vision Loss Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Darick Wright, Coordinator of the New England Eye Clinic at Perkins, speaks about adapting the environment to help maximize the use of vision. He provides guidelines for environmental modifications...
Adaptive Physical Education Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Matt LaCortiglia, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher at Perkins School for the Blind, presents a FAIER planning model to develop physical activities for individuals with disabilities. FAIER is an...
Addressing Issues of Sexuality with Students Who are Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Jeff Migliozzi encourages parents and educators to be frank and explicit when talking about sex education to individuals with vision impairment, including those with additional disabilities. He also...
Advocating For Your Child's Needs Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Diana Autin offers deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines that were developed by New Jersey's Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN). Guides include fact sheets, mini-guides...
Assistive Technology Assessment Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Presley talks about the world of assistive technology and walks us through a range of assistive technology options. He shares some of the strategies involved in conducting an...
Career Education for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Karen Wolffe, Ph.D. describes the importance of career education for students who are blind or visually impaired. Dr. Wolffe describes the importance of starting very early in a...
Cerebral Visual Impairment: A Brain-Based Visual Condition Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Dr. Lueck provides an overview of cerebral visual impairment and the challenges that parents and professionals face in terms of understanding how children with CVI use their vision....
CHARGE Syndrome: An Overview Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
CHARGE Syndrome: Behavioral Issues Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
CHARGE Syndrome: Preparing for the World of Work Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
CHARGE Syndrome: Providing Physical Therapy Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
CHARGE Syndrome: Sensory Processing Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
CHARGE Syndrome: Teaching Strategies for Children Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
CHARGE Syndrome: The Impact of CHARGE on Communication and Learning Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes 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...
Child-Guided Assessment Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Dr. Jan van Dijk of the Netherlands, an international leader with more than 50 years of experience in the field of deafblindness, shares his expertise on child-guided assessment. Dr. van Dijk...

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