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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...
Positive Behavior Supports Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports. Judi Beltis talks about reward vs....
Preparing Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired for Success in College Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Mary Alexander, the National Program Director for Learning Ally, discusses the "Five Pillars of Student Success" as it relates to students with visual impairments and their success...
Quality Indicators for Effective Educational Programs Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Self-evaluation is an important tool for assessing effectiveness. In this webcast, Marianne Riggio talks about the process of helping educational programs conduct self-assessments as a means of...
Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments: QPVI Webinar | Approximately one hour In this webinar, Dr. Karen Blankenship provides an overview of Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI), a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools...
Real-Life Learning Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar 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 will also include ways to share...
Recognizing and Building Abstract Thinking in the Child with Visual Impairment Webinar | Approximately one hour In abstract thinking, children learn to engage in problem solving or truly "thinking" about their world. It allows a child to develop ways to classify objects and experiences. It also allows a child...
Reflections on Deafblindness: Hands & Touch Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Barbara Miles, a well-known author and lecturer, discusses the unique function hands serve for individuals who are deafblind. For people with vision and hearing impairments, hands...
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...
Science Inquiry for Students with Visual Impairments Webinar | Approximately one hour This session addresses the Common Core standard for teaching science through inquiry-based methodologies, and explore its impact for teaching students with visual impairments. This webinar provides...
Sensory Activities: Experiences to Improve Communication and Literacy for Children with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Webinar | Approximately one hour Sensory activities are commonly used to help children with visual and multiple disabilities to use all of their available senses to process environmental information and develop compensatory skills...
Sensory Processing (Part 1 of 2): Sensory Processing and Dysfunction Webinar | Approximately one hour In this first of 2 parts, Occupational Therapist Amanda Martinage provides an overview of Sensory Processing and distinguishes between typical processing function, processing dysfunction, and...
Sensory Processing (Part 2 of 2): Techniques to Address Sensory Processing Difficulties Webinar | Approximately one hour Check out Part 1: Sensory Processing and Dysfunction. Download Materials »Download the PowerPoint that was presented during the webinar. Download the Transcript Earn Continuing Education...
Sexuality Topics and Intervention Strategies: Taking care of personal needs for individuals who are visually impaired Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar is appropriate for children of all ages. The presentation addresses sexuality issues among children and young adults who are visually impaired and/or blind. It will include the need to...
Smart Boards Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Wendy Buckley is a computer teacher/specialist within the Deafblind Program at Perkins. She is also adjunct faculty at UMass Boston where she co-teaches braille courses for both the TVI and O&M...
Social Skills for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes The ability to develop friendships and interact with other students is a common concern for parents of children with visual impairments. In this webcast, Tom Miller looks at social skills development...
Social Thinking and Students Who Are Visually Impaired: A Theoretical Framework Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Brett Page provides an overview of Social Thinking and explains the necessity of explicitly teaching social skills concepts to students with visual impairments and/or other...
Speech Pathologists and Cortical Visual Impairment: An overview of the SLP's Role in Working with Children with CVI Webinar | Approximately one hour This presentation addresses Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) through the experience of a Speech and language Pathologist by examining the characteristics of CVI that affect speech, language, and...
Strategies for Assessing and Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Millie Smith provides us with an overview of the learning needs of students in the sensorimotor phase of development. Millie takes us to the very early stages of development when...

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