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PrAACtical Resources: Communication with Children with Deafblindness or Visual and Multiple Impairments

March 18, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Resources: Communication with Children with Deafblindness or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Many of us work with learners who have significant visual difficulties along with another disability such as hearing impairment, autism, or intellectual disabilities. Today, we look at the Communication Resources from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired which isĀ geared to helping teachers, therapists, and parents get familiar with some basic communication principles and instructional strategies. It includes sections on topics such as interaction/bonding, building security, play, calendars, and a video series by Sara Kitchener. Enjoy!  

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Video of the Week: The Van Dijk Approach to Child-Guided Assessment

March 17, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: The Van Dijk Approach to Child-Guided Assessment

Getting good assessment information on learners with multiple disabilities, hearing, and vision loss is difficult, to say the least. Today we travel to the Netherlands to learn from Dr. Jan Van Dijk, who has pioneered an approach to working with individuals who have deafblindness. This series of webcasts, produced by Perkins School, discusses the theoretical underpinnings and practical aspects of the Van Dijk approach to child-guided assessment.

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