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Video of the Week: Using Sensory Activities to Build Communication & Literacy with Students who Have Visual & Multiple Disabilities

June 19, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Using Sensory Activities to Build Communication & Literacy with Students who Have Visual & Multiple Disabilities

Teachers and therapists sometimes struggle to find effective ways to support students with multiple disabilities who have visual impairments. In today’s video, Faye Gonzalez, a teacher of the visually impaired, helps us understand ways that we can incorporate sensory activities to help these students further develop their communication, language and literacy skills. Many thanks to Faye and to Perkins for hosting this archived presentation. You can access the handout for this session here. The downloadable blank book template is available here.  Direct Link to Video Page: https://www.perkinselearning.org/videos/webinar/sensory-activities-experiences-improve-communication-and-literacy-children-visual-and

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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 is 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 SLPs Role in Cortical Visual Impairment

October 3, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: The SLPs Role in Cortical Visual Impairment

Looking to strengthen your understanding of cortical visual impairment (CVI), specifically as it relates to the role of the SLP? Today, we turn to the Perkins School for the Blind to view a video that is part of their e-learning series. SLP Jenna Friedman reviews some important characteristics of children with CVI and their implications for our assessment and therapy. While you’re there, don’t forget to download the handout for this session and the resource document on phases of CVI.

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #11: March 2018

March 11, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #11: March 2018

It’s a wonderful week to support people with AAC needs. Here are a few posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – Expanding AAC Learners’ Single Word Utterances Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Building a Love of the Social World in a UDL Classroom Thursday – PrAACtical Research: Aided Language Input for People with Developmental Disabilities :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: And if you have an appetite for a few more spoonfuls of AAC, here are a few past posts to sample. Supporting Communication Development in Children with Vision and Hearing Impairments Video of the Week: CVI – The Everyday Impact on People Who Use AAC PrAACtical Resources: High Contrast Core Vocabulary Board 5 Great Resources for Helping Individuals with Vision and Hearing Loss AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: The Eyes Have It-Assessment Considerations for High Tech Eye Gaze Access Hope you make a little AAC magic happen... [Read More...]

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Video of the Week: CVI – The Everyday Impact on People Who Use AAC

November 29, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: CVI - The Everyday Impact on People Who Use AAC

Visual difficulties are common in individuals who use AAC, and few of us know more than ‘the basics’ of vision impairment. If you work with individuals with cortical visual impairment (CVI), this post may influence your selection of AAC and learning materials, how you present them, and much more. In today’s featured video, Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy provides a detailed explanation of CVI with a focus on how it impacts our AAC learners. Many thanks to USSAAC and ISAAC for hosting this helpful presentation. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE23MGY87PQ&feature=youtu.be You can hear more from Dr. Roman-Lantzy here. 

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Supporting Communication Development in Children with Vision and Hearing Impairments

August 15, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Supporting Communication Development in Children with Vision and Hearing Impairments

If you are new to working with young children who have both hearing and vision loss, this resource is for you. It is challenging it to complete meaningful assessments and to use those data to design effective interventions. This resource guide, edited by Dr. Charity Rowland, has wonderfully prAACtical information. In addition to the general content, there is specific information for SLPs, special educators, psychologists, and families. https://www.livebinders.com/media/get/NTEzMDI3OA==  

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Video of the Week: Connecting with Prelinguistic Communicators

March 30, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Connecting with Prelinguistic Communicators

In our video post this week, we’re sharing a number of video clips demonstrating interactions between children with vision and hearing loss and their interventionists. We love the child-directed nature of the interactions and the contingent responses from the adults. The connections they are making strengthen the foundation for future language development. Take a look.   Direct Link to Videos: http://vimeo.com/search?q=teaching+prelinguistic+communication  

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AACtual Therapy-AAC in Motion: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk with Tanna Neufeld

March 28, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

AAACtual Therapy-AAC in Motion: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk with Tanna Neufeld

Tanna Neufeld hits another homerun with this post about co-treating children with multiple disabilities. Collaborating with our colleagues is both fun and challenging. Let’s take a look at the prAACtical ways that Tanna and her colleagues support kids with motor and visual impairments who are learning to use AAC.    Fridays are my favorite.  And not just for the obvious reasons (TGIF), but also because Fridays are one of the most challenging and exciting days of my work week.  Every Friday, I am lucky enough to team with my favorite PTs for joint treatment sessions to support several children with multiple motor and communication challenges. Around our center, we lovingly refer to these kids as our “motor kids”.  All of these little ones are nonverbal, and all have very complex motor challenges that significantly limit their ability to interact with traditional play and learning environments.   Many of these kids also... [Read More...]

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