Teaching Resources

This site contains position papers, information on public policy and advocacy, and publications available for purchase.

Source: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

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)

Features a weblog with updates on research and publications, and a forum of experts that respond to questions about education of children with deafblindness.

"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)

ECTACenter works to improve service systems and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children with special needs and their families. Their site contains extensive information on a wide range of topics, webinars, policy, and related information.

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 by TSBVI Outreach staff, Gigi Newton and Kate Moss, explain the critical need to identify vision and hearing loss as soon as possible.  A list of syndromes, diseases, and conditions is included.

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

This site now houses the resources from NICHCY, including Babies and Early Interventionists. In addition, there are also sections on: Child Care, Child Outcomes, Family Outcomes, IFSP, and Transition.

Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources

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)

This 134-page handbook advises the general classroom teacher on "curriculum plus skills," materials, adaptations, and additional resources.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Future Reflections (1985)

This checklist prepared by Nebraska Advocacy Services contains both the legal requirements that define the IEP process and some common sense issues that parents may wish to consider during the IEP preparation and meetings. A later (1995) version prepared by Maryland Disability Law Center is linked here.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

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