Teaching Resources

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

The blogs on this site explore topics of interest to O&M specialists, with special emphasis on Texas-based stories. Subscribe for free.

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

Downloadable worksheets and assessment tools for determining a student's O&M needs and goals.

Source: Michigan Department Of Education/Low Incidence Outreach

This overview of O&M services includes information about sighted-guide techniques, white canes, and a list of Do's and Don'ts.

Source: Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB)

O&MSRS is a tool for assessing a students needs and abilities, and designing an appropriate O&M program. The O&MSRS+ is for students with additional disabilities.

Melvin Marx modifies applications in the foundational blue textbook, Orientation and Mobility Techniques, in order to serve his first encounter with a deafblind student.

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

American Foundation for the Blind maintains a list of organizations offering financial support for qualifying individuals and academic programs.  Browse them here.

Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

An outline for teaching Nemeth code. She includes strategies for teaching young adults who are newly blind and adults who are new to Nemeth. Links to learning resources are provided. 

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

Professor of adapted physical education an co-founder Lauren Lieberman provides an overview of the Camp Abilities history and mission. This interview is also available in audio.

 

Source: Camp Abilities

Dr. Stephanie MacFarland, who specializes in training teachers of students with multiple disabilities, outlines van Dijk's learning theory for children who are deafblind.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

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