Teaching Resources

Advice for seniors on the low vision examination, questions to be prepared for, low vision aids likely to be prescribed, and services that help after diagnosis.

Source: VisionAware

Understanding how disability affects people in villages, small towns, and cities, and the role of community-based rehabilitation in delivering services; in simplified language.

Source: Independent Living Institute

An overview of diabetes.

Source: VisionAware

Director of Outreach Cyral Miller offers an overview of the Expanded Core Curriculum; available in English and Spanish.

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

Jean Bugbee shares her experiences using the Active Learning Approach with her adopted daughter, Renee.

Source: Future Reflections, 2006, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Diane Evrard and Lisa Reale from the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children discuss the importance of considering visual, motor, and cognitive skills when designing communication programs. AAC assessment, intervention, and prioritization of skill development are discussed. This webinar, presented in 2 parts, includes video case studies of children at different levels of communicative skill.

Source: Perkins eLearning

Guidelines for treating people with blindness courteously and considerately.

Source: Guide Dogs for the Blind

This article by David Wiley and Kate Moss “discusses the importance of building highly motivating instructional elements into daily programming in order to improve the students’ openness to instruction.”

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

NFB Scholar Mary Fernandez offers a personal reflection of her own job search experience. This is a great discussion topic for all young job seekers.

Source: The Student Slate, Fall 2012

Useful for residents of the U.K.,RNIB presents information on finding a job, keeping a job, preparing for employment, and starting a business of one's own.

Source: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

This section of the Vision Aware site includes the following topics: talking to your employer, knowing your rights, training resources, and workplace technology.

Source: VisionAware

FamilyConnect describes the role of each member of the educational team. There are links to related documents, including strategies for success, the role of the paraprofessional and the TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired).

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

This page describes the essential elements of the IEP, offers checklists of keys points, what to do before, during and after an IEP meeting, a checklist of key points, and advice for keeping educational records.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Provides a solid foundation for understanding eye conditions that affect seniors. Addresses treatment and rehabilitation; includes a vision simulation video and glossary.

Source: VisionAware

Kitchen organization ideas and simple steps for streamlining kitchen chores, written with seniors in mind.

Source: VisionAware

A wealth of information can be found here on all topics related to infants and toddlers, and the adults who spend time with them. The online information includes many specific tips on topics ranging from play to sleep.

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