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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 educational program that helps improve the emotional wellbeing and success in school for students...
Professional Development Offering
There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate the characteristics of CHARGE syndrome and its implications on communication and learning. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by viewing 3 video...
Professional Development Offering
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 interactions we obtain a better understanding of related behaviors. Read full transcript » Bibliography of...
Professional Development Offering
In this webcast David Brown 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 behavior. In addition, David talks about the educational implications resulting from sensory...
Professional Development Offering
In this webcast David Brown provides an overview of the impact that CHARGE Syndrome has on vision and, in turn, on the behavior of the student with CHARGE Syndrome. David provides an overview of the ocular defects, muscle tone, and vestibular issues present in individuals with CHARGE Syndrome and...
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Hello and welcome to Perkins eLearning To Go! Each week our hope is to provide you with an inside look at special education topics, in particular visual impairment. Through a series of interviews with leaders in the field and a fresh look at our webcast series, we know you will learn something...
Professional Development Offering
There are three webcasts included in this training module that discuss CHARGE behavioral diagnosis, sensory deficits, physical therapy and the value of work for students. Participants will earn 2.0 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by viewing 3 video...
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NOTE: Please see other posts in this series including So Many Braille Displays Part Two (focusing on the Brailliant BI 14 model and touching on the Braille Trail Reader LE) So Many Braille Displays Part Three (focusing on the Braille Edge) So Many Braille Displays Part Four (focusing on the Smart...
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Perkins eLearning was pleased to co-host this conversation between CHARGE Syndrome Foundation families and Mark Richert, Esq., Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for the Blind, as they discussed H.R. 3535, the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act. In this 90-minute informational...
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I had a FitBit a few years ago until the band broke and I lost it (I swear it’s in my house somewhere...bet I’ll find it in five years somewhere stupid).  After about a year, it was clear the thing wasn’t going to turn up, so I decided to get a new unit.  After all, new toys motivate you, right?  ...
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Hello, and welcome to "Perkins eLearning to Go." This is Valerie. With me today is Robin Sitten, who is the Program Manager for eLearning. She is also the voice behind our monthly webinar series. Thank you for sitting with me today, Robin. Thank you, Valerie. So, as I mentioned, you're the...
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Welcome to part two of this series, dedicated to sharing instructional and professional development resources that focus on teaching assistive technology.   In the first installment, we looked at various resources offered by Perkins Trainings and Access Technology Institute.  In this second...
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NOTE: Please see other posts in this series including So Many Braille Displays Part One (focusing on the Brailliant BI 40 and BI 80 models) So Many Braille Displays Part Two (focusing on the Brailliant BI 14 model and touching on the Braille Trail Reader LE) So Many Braille Displays Part Three (...
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NOTE: Please see other posts in this series including So Many Braille Displays Part One (focusing on the Brailliant BI 40 and BI 80 models) So Many Braille Displays Part Two (focusing on the Brailliant BI 14 model and touching on the Braille Trail Reader LE) So Many Braille Displays Part Four (...
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NOTE: Please see other posts in this series including: So Many Braille Displays Part One (focusing on the Brailliant BI 40 and BI 80 models) So Many Braille Displays Part Two (focusing on the Brailliant BI 14 model and touching on the Braille Trail Reader LE) So Many Braille Displays Part Three (...
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Zoom is becoming a leader in video conferencing worldwide and features an accessible interface for use by people who are visually impaired. Zoom can be used not only for traditional video conferencing by people with visual impairments but also for instant access to visual information. Zoom can be...
Podcast
Hello and welcome to Perkins eLearning To Go! Each week our hope is to provide you with an inside look at special education topics, in particular visual impairment. Through a series of interviews with leaders in the field and a fresh look at our webcast series, we know you will learn something...
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So far in this series, we have explored light as a form of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. Different “flavors” of EM radiation are defined by their wavelength and frequency and come to us from many different objects in the universe such as planets, stars, and galaxies. We introduced a tactile...
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Getting started with a new device can be challenging - especially when learning how to set up and use accessibility features.  The Hadley Institute has created a series of tutorial video clips for the Mac and iOS for users who are visually impaired or blind. Video Tutorial Categories for iOS...
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NOTE: Prior to reading this article, you may wish to review previous articles in this series: Layout and Menu Structure of the Orbit Reader 20 File Structure of the Orbit Reader 20.   Reading and Working in Files on the Orbit Reader 20 Editing Basics on the Orbit Reader 20 Translating a File...
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We’ve just released Wayfinder – the latest in our series of Orientation and Mobility digital curriculum for students with vision impairments. Wayfinder is scaffolded on the directionality concepts that your students practiced in the ObjectiveEd Barnyard.  In Wayfinder, a student navigates around a...
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By Courtney Tabor-Abbott What is Self-Determination? Life is a series of choices. From infancy up through our entire adulthood, we are making decisions nearly every moment of the day. Should I play with trains or play dough? Should I do my homework or play video games? Should I order that salad...
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Welcome to my new series on choosing technology, where I will be sharing my tips on purchasing devices, with a special concentration on students with low vision. I am studying information technology in college right now, but don’t worry, I won’t be using any fancy technology terms. Today, I will be...
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College Success 3_Orientation and Mobility KATE KATULAK: It's just me in the world trying to find my way. VALERIE WELLAND: Welcome to Perkins eLearning To Go. This is Valerie. Today is the third podcast in our College Success Series. Leslie Thatcher and Kate Katulak are back to discuss...
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Astronomers have spent thousands of years figuring out the best way to see, collect, and analyze the light that has spent millions and billions of years crossing the universe to reach our telescopes and cameras.  But there is more to light than what can be sensed by the human eye. The microwaves...

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