Teaching Resources

Questions, answers, and differing opinions about the use of Nemeth Code in math education.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Servi

This fact sheet offers an introduction to neurological and cortical visual impairment, including a list of suggested instructional strategies.

Source: California Deaf-Blind Services

Dedicated to enhancing educational services provided to students under 21 with vision and hearing impairments, this organization provides on-site assistance, support resources to parents and educators. Also in Spanish.

Beth Jordan from Helen Keller National Center provides a roadmap through the array of residential and employment service possibilities that exist and the need for early planning.

Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

Discover some of the jobs being done by people who are blind or visually impaired at NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Source: AFB Access World

Project SALUTE explains object cues, a "concrete means of supporting conversational interactions and language development." Included are examples, advantages, disadvantages, and specific strategies; available in English and Spanish.

Source: Project SALUTE

Deborah Gleason, Regional Coordinator of the Hilton/Perkins Program, provides guidelines to determine how a child learns most effectively, how adults can support this learning, and what environmental conditions are best.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

Lisa Ricketts, OTR, discusses the impact of visual impairment on sensory integration, and how sensory integration disorder manifests in students with blindness and visual impairments. Treatment approaches and educational interventions are also described.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

This article by Jill Brody discusses the role of occupational therapists, definitions, and intervention strategies for working with young children with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

Source: Project SALUTE

This article describes a joint venture between Perkins School for the Blind and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which provides students who are visually impaired with an interactive way to study oceanography.

Source: Perkins eLearning Accessible Science

OSERS provides “a wide array of supports to parents and individuals, school districts and states in three main areas: special education, vocational rehabilitation and research.”

Source: U.S. Department of Education

This article introduces students who are blind and actively participating in various science projects, including digging for dinosaur fossils, examining soil, and measuring rainfall.

Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This article introduces students who are blind and actively participating in various science projects, including digging for dinosaur fossils, examining soil, and measuring rainfall.

Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Information on Optic Nerve Atrophy disorder, symptoms, behaviors, research and links to related sites.

Source: U.S.National Library of Health- Pubmed Health

This site provides information about the vision care field, with resources on training, career and salaries as an optician.

Source: OpticianEdu.org

Dona Sauerburger is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist whose website contains this resource list of handouts and fact sheets.

Source: Dona Sauerburger

What to expect from your young child's orientation and mobility (O&M) assessment. Also available in Spanish.

Source: FamilyConnect

This detailed fact sheet (PDF format) from the New York State Technical Assistance Project includes strategies for children who are deafblind.

Source: New York State Technical Assistance Project

These presentations offers basic principles and strategies for providing O&M services to visually impaired people whose additional disabilities include cognitive, hearing, physical or health challenges.

Source: Dona Sauerburger

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Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

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