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Partial Object Calendar Systems Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Ira Padhye presents a calendar system developed for one of her students with low vision. Ira discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the...
Partners on the Journey: A TVI and Family’s CVI Experience from Birth to Age 3 Webinar | Approximately one hour Presenters MaryAnne Roberto and Gunjan Rastogi-Wilson recount the journey of Krish, a tiny wide-eyed newborn with a powerful motivation to learn. CVI was suspected when Krish was 8 months old. Two...
Paths to Literacy: Introducing an Online Hub Webinar | Approximately one hour This presentation provides an introduction to Paths to Literacy, a new online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional...
Paths to Technology Webinar | Approximately one hour In this 60-minute presentation, Diane Brauner provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness to learn about and stay...
Perkins eLearning Portal & The Activity Bank Webinar | Approximately one hour Perkins offers many professional development opportunities online. This webinar presents an overview the Activity Bank and a new eLearning that brings together all of the Perkins eLearning assets...
Person-Centered Transition Planning Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast David talks about the benefits of Person-Centered Planning and how this tool can benefit students and their families as they prepare for transition from school-to-work. He also talks...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carl Adapted by Marguerite Bilms In this short video, Marguerite Bilms, a teacher in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind describes...
Positive Behavior Supports Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports. Judi Beltis talks about reward vs....
Preparing Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired for Success in College Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Mary Alexander, the National Program Director for Learning Ally, discusses the "Five Pillars of Student Success" as it relates to students with visual impairments and their success...
Quality Indicators for Effective Educational Programs Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Self-evaluation is an important tool for assessing effectiveness. In this webcast, Marianne Riggio talks about the process of helping educational programs conduct self-assessments as a means of...
Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments: QPVI Webinar | Approximately one hour In this webinar, Dr. Karen Blankenship provides an overview of Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI), a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools...
Real-Life Learning Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future. The presentation will also include ways to share...
Recognizing and Building Abstract Thinking in the Child with Visual Impairment Webinar | Approximately one hour In abstract thinking, children learn to engage in problem solving or truly "thinking" about their world. It allows a child to develop ways to classify objects and experiences. It also allows a child...
Reflections on Deafblindness: Hands & Touch Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Barbara Miles, a well-known author and lecturer, discusses the unique function hands serve for individuals who are deafblind. For people with vision and hearing impairments, hands...
Safely Heating Water Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this short video, Safely Heating Water, Kate Fraser, a teacher in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind demonstrates how students who are blind or visually impaired can safely and...
Schedules and Calendars Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes This Teachable Moment provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system. Hillary demonstrates several adaptations to...
Science Inquiry for Students with Visual Impairments Webinar | Approximately one hour This session addresses the Common Core standard for teaching science through inquiry-based methodologies, and explore its impact for teaching students with visual impairments. This webinar provides...
Sensory Activities: Experiences to Improve Communication and Literacy for Children with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Webinar | Approximately one hour Sensory activities are commonly used to help children with visual and multiple disabilities to use all of their available senses to process environmental information and develop compensatory skills....
Sensory Processing (Part 1 of 2): Sensory Processing and Dysfunction Webinar | Approximately one hour In this first of 2 parts, Occupational Therapist Amanda Martinage provides an overview of Sensory Processing and distinguishes between typical processing function, processing dysfunction, and...
Sensory Processing (Part 2 of 2): Techniques to Address Sensory Processing Difficulties Webinar | Approximately one hour Check out Part 1: Sensory Processing and Dysfunction. Download Materials »Download the PowerPoint that was presented during the webinar. Download the Transcript Earn Continuing Education Credits...

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