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This federally funded resource offers a wealth of information, "designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services." Download their free Guide to Assistive Technology.
This online PDF book examines the effect of CP on the visual system and child development, with collaborative strategies for practitioners, educators, and families.Source: Scottish Sensory Centre
Information on steps to CATIS certification, The Scope of Practice, Body of Knowledge & Competencies, History, and Code of Ethics.Source: Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)
This self-guided tutorial compiles several presentations and addresses by parents of children who are visually impaired, and asks the viewer to consider what it means to families to be placed in this "ambassador" role.Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind
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.
In this webcast, Perkins School psychologist Pam Ryan outlines the features of CHARGE Syndrome and discusses how they affect a child’s learning and development.Source: Perkins eLearning, Perkins School for the Blind
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)
Tips for familiarizing a child with his or her environment from a wheelchair or stroller.Source: FamilyConnect
This page offers a sampling of toys and a list of tips to help parents select the best toys for children with blindness or visual impairments.Source: WonderBaby
This article lists some of the features to look for when selecting toys for a child with visual impairment, as well as suggestions for creating a play area.Source: FamilyConnect
Serves people with visual impairment and other disabilities in developing countries.
Practical suggestons for general education teachers who have students who are blind or visually impaired in their classroomsSource: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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"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