Teaching Resources

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

This article provides a simple introduction to the sequence of skills that children master as they learn and grow.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Information about treatment of diabetic retinopathy, tips for living with the condition

Source: Sacramento Network of Care

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

Source: Vision First Foundation

Census data on the impact of disability on families. Visual and hearing impairments are counted together and not differentiated.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

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

Demographic and economic statistics; includes prevalence, employment, earnings, poverty, household income, and housing, with break-outs by age, race, gender, and educational attainment. Choose U.S. or state reports, or search the database.

Source: Employment and Disability Institute of Cornell University

Disability statistics drawn from the 2000 Census. Visual and hearing impairments are counted together and not differentiated.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

Largest directory of wheelchair-accessible UK destinations.  Endorsed by ABTA (The Travel Association).  

Discovery is dedicated to fostering self-sufficiency in blind and visually impaired children and adults by improving their mobility, confidence, independence, and social skills through involvement in physical activities.

Source: Discovery Blind Sports

"Discovery is dedicated to fostering self-sufficiency in blind and visually impaired children and adults by improving their mobility, confidence, independence, and social skills through involvement in physical activities."

Prof. Michael Brambring studies the alternative strategies that blind children apply to accomplish tasks, then uses that knowledge to promote the acquisition of developmental skills. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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

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)

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