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Biobehavioral States and Availability for Learning

Biobehavioral States are critical to understand in order to identify when a student with complex learning needs, including sensory impairments and health challenges, may be available to learn.
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Amber Sound Touch: Free Online Music Resource

Amber Sound Touch is a set of free online resources for teaching music to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
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Supporting Communication for Learners who are Deaf-Blind and/or have Multiple Disabilities

This document was created to help teams to think about how best to support communication for learners who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.
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Project SALUTE: Successful Adaptations for Learning to Use Touch Effectively

Results from Project Salute, which was designed to be a resource on tactile learning strategies for working with children who are deafblind or blind with additional disabilities.
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The Legend of Holly and Zelda: From Object Activities to Contracted Braille

This documentary video tells the story of a girl who is blind with behavioral challenges who masters the braille code, by moving from object and auditory activities to contracted braille.
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Learning through Touch: Supporting Learners with Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment through a Bioecological Systems Perspective

Learning through Touch: Supporting Learners with Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment through a Bioecological Systems Perspective is designed for practitioners working with learners with multiple disabilities and vision impairment.
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INSITE Model for Young Children with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Project INSITE is designed to meet the needs of young children with vision impairments and multiple disabilities (including hearing loss) and their families.
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Podcasts from Perkins

Perkins eLearning has launched a series of podcasts, which are now available free online. Topics include CVI, Active Learning and parenting a child with multiple disabilities.
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ECC Infused Skills Assessment: Google Forms

These Google forms can be used to assess students with multiple disabilities in collaboration with the full team.
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AAC for Students with CVI: Webinar

Dr. Christine Roman and Dr. Sarah Blackstone, SLP present a webinar on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) and CCN (Complex Communication Needs).
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O & M Goal Bank with Data Sheets

The O & M Goal Bank with Data Sheets is designed to be a resource for Orientation and Mobility instructors to create appropriate goals for students, including those with multiple disabilities.
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Understanding Learning Challenges for Children and Young People with Multi- Sensory Impairments

Recording of multi-sensory impairment seminar held in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2018, focusing on CHARGE Syndrome, with presentations by Prof. Tim Hartshorne, Prof. Nancy Hartshorne & David Brown
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Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE)

Overview of the Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE), which is designed to help determine the impact of a potential hearing loss
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Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy: Video Presentation

This series of video clips presents the importance of a multi-sensory approach to literacy for children who are blind or with multiple disabilities.
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The Impact of CVI on the Use of AAC

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) often relies on vision and thus can pose problems for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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Functional Literacy Self-Paced Tutorial

Online self-paced tutorial on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities
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A Curriculum for Multi-Sensory-Impaired Children

Free curriculum for learners with multi-sensory impairment (deafblind) with multiple disabilities
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Meet Liam: A video story of a 7-year-old who is deafblind

Video stories about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind and fully included in second grade.
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Just Books Read Aloud

Free website with videos of books being read aloud.
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Webcast: Strategies for Assessing and Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities

This video examines how learners at the sensorimotor level acquire information and progress through the learning stages.