Millie Smith

Millie Smith, Consultant, Developer of the APH Sensory Learning Kit and Symbols and Meaning. Smith is a consultant for students with visual and multiple impairments. She is the co-author of the AER Warren Bledsoe Award winning book, Visual and Multiple Impairments: A Resource Guide.

After nearly thirty years of teaching and outreach consulting at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Millie became a consultant with the American Printing House for the Blind. In that capacity, she wrote the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK) Guidebook and Routines book. Her new APH product, SAM: Symbols and Meaning is a program designed to address the needs of students with visual and multiple impairments who have mastered SLK level skills.

Smith is currently working with APH on a revision of the Barraga program to develop visual efficiency. She also has contributed a chapter on sensory efficiency to an in-press American Foundation for the Blind publication on the expanded core curriculum.

Professional Development Offerings

Developing a conceptual foundation based on experiences with high-quality sensory information is necessary for the use of meaningful symbols.
Onsite Training
In this webcast, Millie Smith provides us with an overview of the learning needs of students in the sensorimotor phase of development.