Teaching Resources

Educators Alan J. Koenig, Mary Jean Sanspree, and M. Cay Holbrook state "the position of DVI regarding the determination of the reading medium for students with visual impairments."

Source: American Federation for the Blind (AFB)

Barbara Miles and Barbara McLetchie describe types of concepts and the relationships, attitudes, and environments that promote their development in students who are deafblind; in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Suggestions for helping children develop the organizational skills necessary for success, both at school and in later life.

Source: Eyeway.org (India)

Aimed at parents, with clear, nonclinical language. This is a compilation of three different developmental scales for evaluating social/emotional, communication, cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor development.

Source: WonderBaby

Explains the differences between vision screening, testing, and eye examinations.

Source: Vision First Foundation

This site offers information based on the Guideposts for Success including what research and practice has identified as key educational and career development interventions that make a positive difference in the lives of all youth.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor

The CEC's Division on Visual Impairment and Deafblindness advances the education of children and youth who have visual impairments or deafblindness. Browse selected articles and position papers here.

Source: Council for Exceptional Children

A questionnaire for determining whether a vision evaluation is needed; includes links to related topics such as pediatric care, vision therapy, vision checklists and learning disabilities.

Source: Optometrists Network

In addition to spotlighting her certifications and experiences, Sauerburger's website contains numerous resources and strategies of interest to Orientation and Mobility practitioners.

Source: Dona Sauerburger

TSBVI shares instructional resources; sign up for a password and download the Periodic Table of Elements, Elements Listed by Name, Elements Listed by Atomic Number, PH Scale, Nemeth Code Reference Sheets, and Set Notation.

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

"Focused on dressing skills and self-expression through dressing … the [Dressing for Success] project integrates occupational therapy, daily living skills development, and art education to improve academic and functional performance…" Included are goals, objectives, and teaching strategies aligned with New York Learning Standards.

Source: Art Beyond Sight

Aimed at educators of children with visual impairments or deafblindness, this publication has advice for the classroom and the team meeting room. Available in PDF or Word formats.

Source: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Susan Osterhaus offers suggestions for materials, activities, and resources to help young children develop simple mathematical concepts.

Source: Susan's Math Technology Corner, Texas School for the Blind (TSBVI)

Karl R. White discusses the importance of early detection of hearing loss; available in English and Spanish.

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

This article includes sections on teaching your infant about food, starting solid food, and helping your toddler learn table manners.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Basic advice for teachers and tutors on working with a student who is blind or visually impaired.

Mary Zatta and Diane Pullin describe the impact of "alternate assessment as part of standards-based education reform." They review state efforts to implement alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities, with a focus on Massachusetts' solution.

Source: Education Policy Analysis Archives

Some of the challenges, myths, and beliefs encountered in Kenya when addressing the needs of children with visual impairment and additional disabilities; suggestions for developing effective strategies.

Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

CECDVI outlines their belief "that special consideration must be given to the issues facing those who are twice exceptional." A position paper by Stuart Omdal, Sandra K. Ruconich, Kay Alicyn Ferrell, and Anne L. Corn. 

 

Source: Council for Exceptional Children – Division on Visual Impairments (DVI)

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