Webcasts

Introduction to Low Vision Devices Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast will present an overview of the basic devices — hand magnifiers, stand magnifiers, hand telescopes, spectacle telescopes, and light filters. Dr. Maino also discusses the basic procedures...
Issues in Social Skills & Sex Education Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Tom Miller talks about Social Skills and Sex Education for Children and Youth who have sensory impairments. Tom Miller has worked in the field of education of children who are blind...
Keeping Up With Technology and Student Needs Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast Yue-Ting discusses the challenges and critical thinking needed to evaluate new technologies while making decisions based on student needs and the instructional task. She shares the...
LCIF SightFirst in Kansas Webcast | Approximately 5 minutes Learn how an LCIF SightFirst grant provided low-vision care for a young boy in Kansas and changed his life forever. In rural Kansas (USA), children with low vision can have a difficult time accessing...
Leveraging Resources in Transition Planning Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast Patti McGowan, a parent of a teenager who is deafblind, describes the transition planning process for her son as he began preparing to go from high school to college. She talks about...
Love: Challenges of Raising a Child with Disabilities Webcast | Approximately one hour Jane Bernstein, a parent and author of “Loving Rachel” and “Rachel in the World” - books which look at life with her daughter who has developmental disabilities was the keynote speaker at the 26th...
Maximizing iPad Accessibility for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: Teaching the Teachers Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Ed Summers and Diane Brauner discuss the work they have been doing with teachers regarding iPad accessibility. Ed and Diane have worked with teachers across the country on strategies...
Mealtime Skills Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Sue Shannon, an occupational therapist at Perkins School for the Blind, describes some of the challenges faced by students who are blind in learning mealtime skills. It focuses on and  provides video...
No More Confusion About Transition to Adult Services Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Beth Jordan from Helen Keller National Center's Kansas office provides her perspectives into "Preparing for Transition". Beth talks about the mandate for educational services versus the lack of a...
Nondriving: Strategies for Preparing Children and Youth Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Dr. Rosenblum is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona. She prepares teachers to work with children with visual...
Parents as Ambassadors Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Author and expert Robbie Blaha has worked with students who are deafblind for more than thirty years. In the fall of 2008, she was the keynote speaker at the Discover Conference, held on Perkins...
Person-Centered Transition Planning Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast David Wiley talks about the benefits of Person-Centered Planning and how this tool can benefit students and their families as they prepare for transition from school-to-work. He also...
Positive Behavior Supports Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports. Judi Beltis talks about reward vs....
Preparing Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired for Success in College Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Mary Alexander, the National Program Director for Learning Ally, discusses the "Five Pillars of Student Success" as it relates to students with visual impairments and their success...
Quality Indicators for Effective Educational Programs Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Self-evaluation is an important tool for assessing effectiveness. In this webcast, Marianne Riggio talks about the process of helping educational programs conduct self-assessments as a means of...
Reflections on Deafblindness: Hands & Touch Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Barbara Miles, a well-known author and lecturer, discusses the unique function hands serve for individuals who are deafblind. For people with vision and hearing impairments, hands...
Smart Boards Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Wendy Buckley is a computer teacher/specialist within the Deafblind Program at Perkins. She is also adjunct faculty at UMass Boston where she co-teaches braille courses for both the TVI and O&M...
Social Skills for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes The ability to develop friendships and interact with other students is a common concern for parents of children with visual impairments. In this webcast, Tom Miller looks at social skills development...
Strategies for Assessing and Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Millie Smith provides us with an overview of the learning needs of students in the sensorimotor phase of development. Millie takes us to the very early stages of development when...
Strategies for Inclusive Science Education Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Selma Walsh describes a range of strategies that she has used to include students with visual impairments in science classes within the public school system. Selma is a regular...

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