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: 5853

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.

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: 2166

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: 3240

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: 5043

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.

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: 6328

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

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: 7405

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.

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: 6334

Book provides clear descriptions of early intervention techniques with blind and visually impaired children and stresses the benefits of family involvement and transdisciplinary teamwork. Practical applications and strategies relating to cognitive and language development, orientation and mobility, social skills, early intervention, and program development are presented to integrate current practices in one convenient source. Valuable information on working with families of various ethnic/minority groups is detailed, as are useful descriptions of how teams can work most effectively. Includes extensive resource and readings sections.

Foundations of Education: Instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: M. Cay Holbrook,Alan J. Koenig

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283393

Category: Education

Page: 872

View: 2727

Foundations of Education is the essential resource on educating students who are blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated second edition of this groundbreaking text is a comprehensive compilation including both fundamental theory and specific methodology on teaching visually impaired students in all areas. Volume 2: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments covers specialized assessment and modifying instruction, as well as detailed information on instruction in both the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum. Foundations of Education is not only the fundamental textbook for students in the field of visual impairment, but is a vital tool for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied professionals.

Educating Exceptional Children 06/07

Author: Karen L. Freiberg

Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780073545813

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 9352

This Eighteenth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.

Educating Exceptional Children 05/06

Author: Karen L. Freiberg

Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780073103631

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 3799

This updated, thirty-fourth edition gives you articles from the best of the public press. Additional support for this title can be found at http: //www.dushkin.online.

Strategies for Successful Science Teaching

Author: Sharon Decter Brendzel

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761830375

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 1835

Strategies for Successful Science Teaching is an exciting new text for science education classes, and a supplement for teachers of science (especially new teachers). It is aimed at K-8 teachers, but can also help 9-12 teachers. For administrators and others, the book will quickly become a standard reference on current science education strategies. The book is a must-have for science educators. A comprehensive resource, it never loses sight of the wonder of science and the pleasure of teaching it.

Occupational Therapy for Children

Author: Jane Case-Smith

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323028738

Category: Medical

Page: 956

View: 9408

Incorporating the newly adopted OT Practice Framework, this market-leading text takes an evidence-based look at children at various ages and stages in development, comprehensively addressing both conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Users will discover new author contributions, new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends to keep them in step with the changes in pediatric OT practice. Case studies incorporate clinical reasoning and evidence-based structure Key terms, chapter objectives, and study questions identify important information Information on conditions, technology, practice models, and practice arenas Describes practice in both medical and educational settings to expose readers to a variety a practice situations Updated language and terminology in accordance with the 2002 OT Practice Framework International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) codes are integrated throughout More evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies with regard to evaluation and intervention more accurately reflects OT as it is currently taught and practiced New authors provide a fresh approach to play, social skills, interventions, visual and auditory disorders, and hospital services Over 150 new illustrations and improved text concepts Internet resources provide the reader with new information sources

Including Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms

Practical Strategies for Teachers

Author: June Downing

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557665195

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 2587

This resource offers ideas and information on including students with sensory impairments and cognitive and physical disabilities in regular classrooms. This second edition covers recent issues and strategies such as alternate assessment and block scheduling, provides separate chapters on inclusion

Beginning with Braille

Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy

Author: Anna M. Swenson

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283232

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 9940

Beginning with braille provides a wealth of effective activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. The text includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering quality braille instruction and teacher-friendly suggestions for many areas such as reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile books, and teaching tactile and hand movement skills. This book also includes tips on designing worksheets, introducing braille contractions, teaching the use of the braillewriter, and facilitating the writing process in braille. Chapters also address guidelines for individualizing instruction, the literacy needs of students with additional disabilities, and assessment of student progress in developing literacy skills.