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Dr. Katharine Shepherd and Susan LaVenture talk about the importance of families being the equal partners in their children’s lives.
This recording of Robbie Blaha’s presentation at the Discover Conference held at Perkins in 2008, where she share her wisdom with parents and educators.
Veronika Bernstein offers helpful strategies to address the challenges of developing good sleep habits in children with visual impairments.
A taped video recording of Jane Bernstein’s presentation at the 26th New England Regional Seminar for Children with Visual Impairments and Their Families.
In this webcast, Sue Shannon focuses on mealtime skills and offers a video demonstration for these skills pouring, serving, using utensils and cutting.
In this webcast, Marlin Minkin addresses the issues that families struggle with related to raising children who are deafblind.
Steve Perreault discusses the relationship between the parents of a child with disabilities and the professionals who serve and educate the child.
This tutorial provides theoretical and practical applications for assessing and teaching the skills to gain social competence
Day workshop in Granite State College, NH March 20 focuses on CVI: causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for CVI students.
This tutorial gives participants insight into the precious first days of premature newborns and the additional consideration that twins bring.
This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.
This tutorial identifies the guiding principles of CVI diagnosis, suggests interventions for moving between Phases of CVI
"The NICU Experience" follows the 2004 journey of the Anthony family in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Presenters MaryAnne Roberto and Gunjan Rastogi-Wilson recount the journey of Krish, a tiny wide-eyed newborn with a powerful motivation to learn.
Participants will learn techniques on managing behavior with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development.
The presentation offers strategies for supporting growing children with CVI as they learn to use their functional vision effectively.
This tutorial provides information for parents and caregivers to help them understand what -- and how -- children with cerebral or CVI see.
There are 2 sessions included in this training module on transition planning for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This tutorial discusses the importance of adequate evaluation and the importance of families, educators, and ophthalmologist working together.
McGowan, parent of teenager who is deafblind describes the transition planning process for her son as he began preparing to go from high school to college.
Webinar addresses the role of the ophthalmologist in a multidisciplinary team approach to working with children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).
Together We Can Change How Children See the World
In this video, Amanda Martinage will talk about Part Two of Tactile Processing, specifically how to address dysfunction.
Differentiating for English Learners workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Hotel reservations MUST be made by February 12, 2017 in order to receive discounted rate. Location: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. Phone: 855.837.2100.
In this Part 1 video on Tactile Processing, Amanda Martinage focuses on what tactile processing is and what does tactile dysfunction look like.
Dr. Wolffe describes the importance of starting very early in a child’s development for the student to develop the necessary skills to achieve success.
In this tutorial, features of visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of children with this condition.
Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills
Ms.Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L.
Nov. 11, 12, 2019
This workshop discuss different ways in which Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) manifests in children and what to look for when a child is diagnosed with it
In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a Braille-rich environment