Self-Paced Tutorials

Speech Pathologists and Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment: An Overview of the SLP's Role in Working with Children with CVI Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial addresses Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) through the experience of a Speech and language Pathologist by examining the characteristics of CVI that affect speech, language,...
Staff Training for Physical Education for Children With Visual Impairments Self-paced | Multiple days The purpose of this Staff Training Video for Physical Education is to educate paraeducators, physical education, adapted physical education, vision teachers, orientation and mobility specialists, and...
Strategies for Improving Literacy Skills in Students with CVI Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with a diagnosis of Cortical Visual Impairment. The focus will...
Student Assessment Self-paced | Multiple days Student Assessments is made up of 4 videos which will discuss the importance of using a combination of assessments when assessing students with visual impairments. Also discussed, is how to evaluate...
Student Assessment Data Collection, Part 1 Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial is the first part of a two-part presentation on data collection. Take this tutorial to learn about efficient data collection systems, when it’s appropriate to collect data and how to...
Student Assessment Data Collection, Part 2 Self-paced | Approximately one hour As teachers and related service providers, we tend to be at one extreme or the other...too much data without a purpose OR not enough data to determine progress. If you would like to learn how to find...
Student-Centered AAC Design and Intervention, Part 1: Practical, Collaborative Approaches for Learners with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial is the first in a two-part series that considers the unique needs of early communicators with visual impairment and additional disabilities (including deaf-blindness) when designing...
Student-Centered AAC Design and Intervention, Part 2: Practical, Collaborative Approaches for Learners with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Self-paced | Multiple days In this tutorial, implementation strategies for teaching and using a student-centered AAC system will be presented, using case studies from current students. This tutorial is the second part in a...
Supporting Availability for Learning: Student-Centered Assessment and Intervention Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial discusses strategies to increase states of behavior in daily activities and educational settings. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing...
Supporting CVI during Orientation & Mobility Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial features a brief overview of CVI characteristics and describe how they may affect different students during O&M instruction.  In addition the webinar will cover some general...
Teaching Independent Living Skills (Keys 11) Self-paced | Multiple weeks 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...
Teaching Science Self-paced | Multiple days There are 4 video segments included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for teaching science concepts to students who are blind or visually impaired. Participants...
Teaching Science to Young Children With Visual Impairments Self-paced | Multiple days Exposure to STEM at an early age leads to success in future classes. In this tutorial participants will be able to use strategies and activities presented to introduce STEM concepts to students who...
Teaching Strategies and Resources for Sensorimotor Stage Learners Self-paced | Approximately one hour Tina L. Gutierrez, TVI, MEd Tina Gutierrez is a Certified TVI employed as an Education Consultant II for the State of CT. ADS – Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind. She has been a member...
Teaching Strategies for Students Who Are Visually Impaired with Additional Disabilities Including Deafblindness Self-paced | Multiple weeks This training module includes eight webcasts and their corresponding reading material, which demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with...
Teaching the ECC to the 21st Century Learner Tutorial Self-paced | Approximately one hour       Summary: There are many benefits for teachers to upgrade their instructional practice to embrace 21st Century teaching. This webinar will take a fresh approach to The Expanded Core Curriculum...
Technology for Us Too Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial focuses on teaching basic communication to students who are blind or have low vision with significant multiple disabilities using assistive technology devices both low tech and high...
Technology Tools for Teachers Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial explores how to best use technology in the classroom to meet the needs of students with visual impairments or blindness. It includes information about how to determine which technology...
The CVI Practice Framework: An approach to Supporting Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) Self-paced | Approximately one hour For her doctoral research, to help meet the needs of children with CVI, our presenter Dr. Nicola McDowell proposed a practice framework that can be used within an education or rehabilitation context...
The CVI Umbrella: A Community of Ideas Self-paced | Approximately one hour Teaching and supporting children with CVI is a richly rewarding experience that requires a joyful, fervent commitment to continuous learning. Fortunately, our field has many wonderful mentors who...

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