Teaching Resources

Information about CHARGE Syndrome, including special resource packets for new parents and professionals, a one-page fact sheet, a list of frequently asked questions, a newsletter, information on medical management, and online resources.

A young person's transition into the adult world may require planning specific to his or her condition. In this webcast, Wendy Bridgeo shares teaching strategies for helping students with CHARGE Syndrome achieve success in meaningful work environments.

Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

This site contains information on child development, including developmental screening and positive parenting tips.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Practical suggestons for general education teachers who have students who are blind or visually impaired in their classrooms

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

"Collaborative Assessment is designed to help school psychologists, … teachers, and allied professionals to understand the impact of visual impairment on the assessment process…." Written by the assessment team at the California School for the Blind, this PowerPoint is accompanied by a transcript of the training session.

Source: Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

An overview of visual impairments, with tips on how to succeed in college, as well as information about scholarships and assistive technology for students with visual impairments.

Source: Online Colleges

Author Jill Green, is a Senior Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at the College Board. Here she explains how students with visual impairments can get the testing accommodations they need.

Source: Future Reflections, Winter 2014

A discussion of Smarter Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) field tests that align with Common Core State Standards.

Source: National Federation of the Blind

APH provides links to resources with information and guidance in implementing the Common Core State Standards.

Source: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH)

Tara Mason, TVI, M.Ed explains the elements that make the Common Core State Standards different from previous state standards, and the challenges they present for students with visual impairments.

Source: Perkins eLearning

The Common Core Toolkit for Parents and Families is a collection of materials and resources that will help parents and families understand the New York State Common Core implementation.  It is not specifically designed for students with visual impairments.

Source: Engage NY

A dictionary of common medical conditions that cause visual impairment in the U.S., explained in non-clinical language accessible to the layperson.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

This list of common abbreviations may be helpful in interpreting an eye report.

Source: Root Eye Network

Another useful list of reminders for behaving with consideration when interacting socially.

Source: Vision Australia

This assessment tool is designed to pinpoint exactly how a child is currently communicating and to assist in creating communication goals. This user-friendly online version is aimed at parents whose children have severe multiple disabilities. Available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Czech.

A wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional disabilities is presented in this collection of video webcasts. Includes reflections on touch, tangible symbols, and creating communications portfolios for students.

Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind

A discussion of community-based rehabilitation, a description of projects in Uganda, and recommendations that are applicable to projects in other locations. Also available in PDF.

Source: Community Eye Health Journal

Organizational recommendations based on the experience of Sight Savers International in India; also available as a PDF.

Source: Community Eye Health Journal

The necessity of understanding and integrating local culture into community-based rehabilitation programs. Also available in PDF.

Source: Community Eye Health Journal

This chapter from Sustainable Development and Persons with Disabilities: The Process of Self-Empowerment introduces community-based rehabilitation and assesses its possibilities and limitations.

Source: Africa Development Forum

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