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Dr. Hartshorne emphasizes that by better understanding the unique features of CHARGE and its interactions we obtain better understanding of related behaviors.
Pamela Ryan, School Psychologist at Perkins School for the Blind, offers an overview of CHARGE Syndrome.
In this webcast, Amber talks about how important it is to involve children with disabilities in their community and gives advice on how to make this work.
For students with deafblindness or multiple disabilities that include blindness, literacy may call for options other than braille or print. This section offers many suggestions for creating tactile...
It is often said that play is a child's work, and in fact, children learn essential skills through play. Communication, motor skills, cognition, and social interaction are a few of the...
Massage, Motor Skills, and Sensory Integration for Children with Visual Impairments, Blindness or Deafblindness
In this section, families can explore the importance of touch in bonding and...
Parents with children who are blind or visually impaired will find many practical suggestions for encouraging greater independence in all areas of daily living. Topics include eating, dressing,...
Because so much of a baby's information comes through the visual sense, young children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to learn basic concepts about the world around them...
Children with multiple disabilities need intensive early intervention to stimulate their development. This section presents strategies and activities that help such children develop communication...
As students with deafblindness or multiple disabilities prepare for the transition from the school years to adult life, they need information and advice specific to their needs. In this section you...
Educators use various approaches for teaching students who have multiple disabilities. This section features links to current teaching methods: the Van Dijk Approach and Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active...
Children with multiple disabilities often need intensive early intervention. Educators and parents can help such children develop communication methods, tactile skills, and the concepts that are...
Any child may develop problem behaviors, but young ones with blindness or visual impairment are at risk for specific inappropriate behaviors, including repetitive mannerisms and self-stimulatory...
Review classroom modifications to meet your students' individual needs at the beginning of every school year.
Learn about impulsivity in children with visual impairments and strategies to address the associated behavioral challenges.
There are many advantages to creating a predictable environment for child with visual and multiple impairments.
Build a classroom business making and selling dog treats as students practice multiple skills.
Every child will enjoy learning basic functional skills during this fun Halloween activity!
Practice math and fine motor skills while students make this healthy snack!
Use this simple recipe for a perfect holiday activity to develop memory skills and independence.
Making crayons the child can use after the activity is finished is a rewarding and motivating experience.
Real object materials make this multi-sensory project fun for kids of all sight levels to enjoy for days.
A community setting is a perfect place to practice social skills while linking real life and classroom lessons.
Students will enjoy the edible reward of their hard work while learning basic science principles!
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use real objects to make your own games for practicing matching, scanning and following directions.
Break down the concept of time into manageable steps using tangible objects to promote better understanding.
Use meaningful language and tangible symbols to create an accessible schedule calendar.
Kids will enjoy giving and receiving these tangible Valentines, perfect for building holiday concepts.
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Develop tactile object identification through a variety of games to practice the skill for independent living.
Increase independence of identifying and locating people in room using a sound localization game.
Teach students to select named objects through object discrimination skills and searching techniques.
A game of object "Hide & Seek" reinforces social skills and tactile discrimination skills.
Use audio recordings of familiar voices to make a fun auditory discrimination guessing game!
Use the beat of a drum as an adapted "Red Light, Green Light" game for listening skills!
A repetitive drum game encourages children to listen and copy the rhythm.
Adapt the classic game to refine tactile discrimination, matching skills and social play!
Use preferred reinforcers to encourage children to express their feelings and opinions.
Play with a hula hoop to encourage participation among peers in PE.
Practice one-to-one correspondence with this simple lunchtime activity.
Label objects and areas in the classroom to help build early literacy.
Make a tactile counting book to introduce number sense!
Create tactile journals for art or as a strategy for teaching math using concrete manipulatives.
Develop communication skills and self-expression with simple choice-making activities.
Make a classroom quilt of memories that all children can enjoy!