This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for Orientation & Mobility Instructors, Parents, TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists.
There are 2 sessions included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for instructing students with additional disabilities in skills for independent living. Participants will earn 10 ACVREP credits or 10 PDP/CE/CTLE/OSPI credits by viewing the video presentations and lectures, and completing the assignments. The tutorial uses the text Keys to Educational Success: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities, which is available from APHand Amazon.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Identify the basic categories of independent living skills
List the basic instructional strategies the teacher of students with visual impairments can highlight during collaboration with various educational team members
Identify the common and foundational components for independent daily living skills lessons
Identify the areas of self-care evaluation
Identify how various team members can collaborate with the teacher of students with visual impairments to maximize independent living skills development
Identify teaching strategies that are helpful in teaching independent living skills to students with visual and multiple disabilities
Identify each area of independent living skills
Describe for strategies for teaching independent living skills to students with visual and multiple disabilities
Keys to Educational Success: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities, which is available from APH and Amazon.