Tactile Strategies for Children who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Promoting Communication and Learning Skills

Author: Deborah Chen,June E. Downing

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288190

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 6424

Young children who are visually impaired and have additional disabilities need to learn to use their sense of touch effectively to promote their growth, development, and ability to communicate. This manual provides teachers, early interventionists, and parents with critical information about alternative communication methods not based on the use of vision as well as countless practical strategies. Topics include assessing a child's skills, planning interventions, and selecting appropriate tactile strategies to meet the child's needs.

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom

A Guide for Paraeducators

Author: Joanne Russotti,Rona Shaw,Susan Jay Spungin

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288947

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 3647

This easy-to-understand guide explains the role of paraeducators (sometimes called classroom aides, teaching assistants, or paraprofessionals) in working with students who are visually impaired and assisting other members of the educational team. When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Paraeducators provides basic information about visual impairment, the learning needs of visually impaired students, and the special devices and materials they use. Includes easy-to-use forms to help organize information and tasks.

Reading Connections

Strategies for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Author: Cheryl Kamei-Hannan,Leila Ansari Ricci

Publisher: AFB Press

ISBN: 9780891286349

Category: Blind children

Page: 360

View: 3258

Reading Connections: Strategies for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments offers an in-depth and user-friendly guide for understanding reading instruction for teachers and professionals seeking to improve the reading skills of their students who are visually impaired. The book addresses in detail the essential components of reading--phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension--as well as other key reading components and subskills. While this book addresses the needs of students who read print, braille, or both, much of the book is also consistent with strategies for teaching reading to students who have, or are at risk for, developing reading disabilities. Teachers of students with visual impairments, as well as family members and other professionals who work with children who are blind or visually impaired, will find within this book a repertoire of strategies and activities for creating a balanced, comprehensive plan of reading instruction for each student and for teaching the essential reading skills necessary for students' success.

Essential Elements in Early Intervention: Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities, Second Edition

Author: Deborah Chen

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284885

Category: Education

Page: 668

View: 3409

Essential Elements in Early Intervention is a complete sourcebooks and guide for early interventionists, teachers of students with visual impairments, and other professionals who work with young children with visual impairments, dual sensory impairments, and multiple disabilities. It includes comprehensive information on vision and hearing examinations, functional vision and hearing assessments, and effective methods of providing early intervention services. The new edition includes expanded, updated information on federal special education legislation, best practices in early intervention, evidence-based outcomes, and the role of the early interventionist, as well as strategies for working with families and educational teams successfully.

Reach Out and Teach

Helping Your Child Who Is Visually Impaired Learn and Grow

Author: Kay Alicyn Ferrell

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 445

View: 4598

Packed with important information for today's parents and professionals, this new edition of a groundbreaking work presents the latest research on how visually impaired children learn and develop at different ages and in the various developmental domains: sensory development, communication, movement, manipulation, and comprehension. Clear, practical, and reassuring, and full of suggested activities, this book provides a guide to teaching young visually impaired children the important life skills they need to know--skills that other children may learn simply by observation and imitation--and preparing them to enter school ready to learn with their peers. From early intervention services to the full range of educational placements, Reach Out and Teach is the ultimate guide to helping a visually impaired child learn and grow.

A Parents' Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments

Author: Susan LaVenture

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891288929

Category: Children with visual disabilities

Page: 395

View: 5946

This handbook for parents, family members and caregivers of children with visual impairments explains special education services that these children are likely to need and to which they are entitled--and how to ensure that they receive them. Edited and written by experienced parents and professionals, this helpful and easy to use resource addresses the effect of visual impairment on a child's ability to learn and the services and educational programming that are essential for them to get the best education possible. Chapters address early intervention, assessment, different types of services, IEPs, accommodations and adaptations, different types of placements, children with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, and negotiation and advocacy.

Imagining the Possibilities

Creative Approaches to Orientation and Mobility Instruction for Persons who are Visually Impaired

Author: Diane L. Fazzi,Barbara A. Petersmeyer

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283829

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 3964

Imagining the possibilities explores approaches to creative methods on how to teach various orientation and mobility (O & M) techniques to people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. This is a hands-on teaching resource for preservice and practicing O & M specialists. It offers materials, samples, and creative teaching strategies that will effectively help students. Each chapter in Imagining the possibilities provides specific examples and strategies for assessment and instruction in O & M, including Idea Boxes with teaching tips, sample lesson plans, and appendices that give sample materials.

Learning to Listen/listening to Learn

Teaching Listening Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Author: Lizbeth A. Barclay

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284915

Category: Listening

Page: 547

View: 4088

Addresses "the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information. Listening skills are a crucial but often-overlooked area of instruction for children who are visually impaired and may have multiple disabilities; they relate to the expanded core curriculum for students and are essential to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development." -- AFB website

Keys to Educational Success

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Author: Sharon Sacks

Publisher: AFB Press

ISBN: 9780891285519

Category: Education

Page: 606

View: 1742

"Published in conjunction with the Perkins School for the Blind."

Children with Visual Impairments

A Parents' Guide

Author: M. Cay Holbrook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627409

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 434

View: 4889

This is the newly expanded and updated edition of the compassionate and practical guide for parents of children with visual impairment. Written by a team of professionals and parent-experts, the 2nd edition offers families up-to-date information and reassuring advice on everything from diagnosis to educational technology, daily living to mobility, and emotional coping to literacy. Edited by one of the leading experts in the field of visual impairment, CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS is the most comprehensive reference of its kind. The 2nd edition includes new information on the "Core Curriculum" -- recommended areas of learning for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired -- more information on technology, and updated information on legal rights, federal benefits, and special education rights. New chapter authors provide a fresh perspective on family life, real-life anecdotes, and coping strategies. The resource section, reading list and parents statements (parent insights included at the end of each chapter) are all updated. Target Audience: Parents and teachers of children with visual impairments -- i.e. children with a loss of vision that makes if difficult or impossible to do daily living tasks without specialised adaptations: includes children who have low vision, are legally blind, blind, or have visual field losses.

Everyday Activities to Promote Visual Efficiency

A Handbook for Working with Young Children with Visual Impairments

Author: Ellen Trief,Rona Shaw

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 089128835X

Category: Children with visual disabilities

Page: 277

View: 5021

Early intervention services are essential for infants and toddlers who are visually impaired and have some functional vision that they will be able to use for everyday activities--not only to ensure their early development but also to help them learn to use their vision with maximum effectiveness, right from the start. Everyday Activities to Promote Visual Efficiency offers guiding principles for early intervention with very young children who are visually impaired and who may also have additional disabilities. This important new resource provides simple activities that can be incorporated easily by families and service providers into the everyday routines of a baby or child to facilitate early visual development and use of functional vision.

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Donna McNear,Iris Torres

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891283935

Category: Education

Page: 87

View: 7474

A reliable and easy-to-use resource for general education classroom teachers working with students who are blind or visually impaired, this guide provides information on students' abilities and needs, resources and educational team members, special education requirements, the expanded core curriculum, and technology used by students. It is essential reading for general education teachers with visually impaired students, school administrators, school nurses, paraeducators, related personnel, and parents.

Games for People with Sensory Impairments

Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages

Author: Lauren J. Lieberman,Jim F. Cowart

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780873228909

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 8195

"This practical new reference provides teachers and recreation specialists with 70 ready-to-use games that people with sensory impairments - both visual and hearing - can play. Games for People With Sensory Impairments makes it easy to select and modify games and activities for players of all ages and ability levels." "Fifteen of the country's best practitioners have submitted their most successful group activities for this how-to guide. Using photos from actual physical education classes, the authors show how to evaluate and adapt these games and activities to any group. The book is designed for people who work with students or adults who are visually impaired, deaf, deaf-blind, or visually impaired with other disabilities. But the activities are also appropriate for people without disabilities. Plus a handy "Game Finder" helps you speedily locate and select appropriate games." "Written by two authorities in the field of adapted physical education, Games for People With Sensory Impairments shows you how to apply proven techniques to help people of all ages reach their full potential for fun and fitness."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Cortical Visual Impairment

An Approach to Assessment and Intervention

Author: Christine Roman-Lantzy

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891288295

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 8304

The current leading cause of visual impairment among children is not a disease or condition of the eyes, but cortical visual impairment (CVI)-also known as cerebral visual impairment-in which visual dysfunction is caused by damage or injury to the brain. The definition, nature, and treatment of CVI are the focus of great concern and widespread debate, and this complex condition poses challenges to professionals and families seeking to support the growth and development of visually impaired children. On the basis of more than 30 years' experience in working with hundreds of children of all ages with CVI, Christine Roman-Lantzy has developed a set of unique assessment tools and systematic, targeted principles whose use has helped children learn to use their vision more effectively. This one-of-a-kind resource provides readers with both a conceptual framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies to apply directly in their work.

Early Focus

Working with Young Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Their Families

Author: Rona L. Pogrund,Diane L. Fazzi,American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288565

Category: Education

Page: 501

View: 5947

Early intervention is critical to the development and growth of children with visual impairments and other disabilities. This completely revised and updated edition of this AFB classic provides comprehensive information for professionals in such areas as vision, cognitive development, literacy, social development, motor development, and mobility. Early Focus offers tested strategies and recommended approaches to working with young children who are visually impaired or have multiple disabilities and their families, including those that are culturally diverse.