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Tactile Processing, Part 1 Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Part 1 video, Amanda Martinage provides an overview of tactile processing. She talks about what tactile processing is, the functions of the tactile system and what tactile dysfunction looks...
Tactile Processing, Part 2 Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Amanda Martinage will talk about Part Two of Tactile Processing, specifically how to address dysfunction. Amanda also discusses about sensory processing difficulties techniques: Using...
Tactile Science Lesson: Using Play-Doh Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes The Tactile Science Lesson: Using Play-Doh is demonstrated by Kate Fraser. In this video, Kate demonstrates how a teacher can use Play-Doh to quickly illustrate concepts in the science classroom for...
Tangible Symbols Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Elizabeth talks about the use of "tangible symbols," a term originally coined by Charity Rowland, Ph.D. and Philip D. Schweigert, M.Ed, to support the development of communication in...
Teaching Braille Reading & Writing Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Lucia Hasty, a well known lecturer and expert of teaching braille, discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind and the...
Teaching Math to Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Susan Osterhaus from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired shares her insights related to instructional strategies and resources for teaching math to students who are...
Teaching Science to Young Children With Visual Impairments Webinar | Approximately one hour The presentation shows that 2-9 year olds can have fun with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Encouraging a multi-sensory approach to learning, the curriculum presented includes...
Teaching Tactile Graphics Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Graphics provide so much information to a sighted reader, and symbols conveying what a story is about or what’s being displayed can be really important and meaningful to a braille reader as well. In...
Technology for Us Too Webinar | Approximately one hour This session focuses on teaching basic communication to students who are blind or have low vision with significant multiple disabilities using assistive technology devices both low tech and high tech...
The Braille Mini Webinar | Approximately 30 minutes Learn more about other ways you can earn professional development credits at www.perkinselearning.org/earn-credits.
The Cogswell-Macy Act: A CHARGE Foundation Family Webinar Webinar | Approximately one hour Perkins eLearning was pleased to co-host this conversation between CHARGE Syndrome Foundation families and Mark Richert, Esq., Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for the Blind, as...
The Communications Portfolio Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes The Communication Portfolio is a tool that brings together visual images to demonstrate what a child can do, and how that child is communicating in daily activities. Susan DeCaluwe explores how the...
The Education for All Initiative Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast Larry Campbell discusses the "Education for All Initiative". The Education for All Children with Visual Impairment (EFA-VI) is a global campaign and program of the International...
The Impact of Deafblindness on the Family Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Marlin Minkin,M.S. addresses the issues that families struggle with related to raising children who are deafblind. Marlin is a psychologist with extensive national and international...
The Importance of Arrows in Science Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Students with visual impairments benefit from the purposeful teaching of representational concepts, such as directional arrows used to indicate movement, direction, change, and cause-and-effect. In...
The Maryland Common Core Frameworks for Braille Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille. These frameworks for English/Language Arts...
The Parent Professional Relationship Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Steve Perreault discusses the often sensitive issue of the relationship between the parents of a child with disabilities and the professionals who serve and educate the child....
The Role and Value of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Marla Runyan, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and Olympic athlete walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the TVI in her education. As a TVI...
The Role of the Emotional Brain Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes We are pleased to release our second webcast featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk as he presents his research and ideas related to the brain, the limbic system and the impact on teaching and learning for...
The Shape Surprise Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Christa Hulburt demonstrates an adapted book made for a preschool student with low vision and describes the skills she is teaching with this book. These include book handling skills as well as basic...

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