Locate VI resources & learn instructional strategies to support students who are blind and visually impaired. Sign up for FREE membership today to access free printables, presentations, and the goal bank. Simply click on Log In|Register in the navigation bar at the top of the page and follow the directions to register and create your password. Additional BONUS content is available for individuals who purchase the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set.
The mission of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is to provide all persons involved in the student's education with the necessary resources they need to help each student become successful members of their communities and to equip those in the visual impairment field with a readily available resource to meet the wide range of needs of the students they serve.
If you are entering, or currently in the vision field, you will find information related to all areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum as well as other resources related to all aspects of instructing students with visual impairments and adapting the environment, materials, and method of instruction. You will also find information on teaching strategies, professional development opportunities, and resources to continue your professional growth.
If you are a classroom teacher, therapist or administrator unfamiliar with working with students who are blind or visually impaired, this site will assist you in preparing and creating a learning environment that is adapted to meet the unique needs of the students and to help you confidently teach them.
Become a member for FREE to access free resources to support your district's vision program. Simply click on Log In|Register in the navigation bar at the top of the page and follow the directions to register and create your password. You will have immediate access to:
Find all the information to support your Visual Impairment program. Topics include professional practice tips, career resources, visual impairment organizations, resource books, roles of vision professionals, in-service trainings, instructional planning, history of visual impairments, and parent resources.
Find information specific to referrals for vision services, components of vision exams, how to interpret the information in the medical eye report, conducting the FVELMA and other vision-specific evaluations. Learn strategies for putting the information into the student’s IEP and writing SMART goals for the student.
Students who are blind or visually impaired, require adaptations to the environment, materials, and instruction to have access to the curriculum. Each student with a visual impairment will have his or her own unique visual needs. These needs will depend on the students' visual impairment as well as other disabilities. Learn more about how to adapt the environment, materials and instruction.
Find information, resources, and instructional strategies in teaching all nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum: Compensatory, Sensory Efficiency, Assistive Technology, Independent Living, Social Skills, Orientation & Mobility, Career Education, Recreation & Leisure, and Self Determination.
I have created a series of recorded webinars to support fellow TVI's. Once purchaed, the associated webinar page will be unlocked and you will have access to the recorded webinar and associated resources. When you finish watching the webinar, take the short quiz to demonstrate participation and receive a certificate of attendance. Webinars can be purchased individually or as a complete set.
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I developed these resources for my own needs as an itinerant teacher and I'm excited to share them with you! I wanted to create a centralized location to store all the activities I have used with students on my caseload over the years. My caseloads have included preschool through high school students with severe and profound disabilities, mild to moderate disabilities as well as students following the standard course of study. I am continuing to develop resources and hope to offer more resources in the near future!
If you've purchased the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set, I have created a bonus section just for you as my way of continuing to support you and a way to say "Thank you!". I am continuing to create resources to support my students especially during extended online instruction. Visit this section often to see what new materials are available to support your students!
Are you interested in having me joing your team? Learn about full day workshops I have provided along with presentations I have conducted and ways I can support your team or organization.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced many of us to transition to extended online instruction. Here I share my tips and strategies for transitioning to online instruction.
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Sign up for free membership to access the FREE downloadable handbooks and handouts on the Free Printables page along with access to the Goal Bank pages. Simply click on the Log In | Register link in the navigation bar. If you haven't joined yet, you will be prompted to create a password.
Purchase the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set and immediately unlock the pages within the ECC Complete Set Bonus including bonus printables, interactive sensory stories, interactive matching activities, interactive choice making activities, job task box activities and MORE! This is my way of continuing to support you and say "Thank you!" for choosing to purchase the Complete Set.
TVI's Guide Complete Set Bundle + BONUS Resources
Buy together and get BONUS resources!
The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
NEW! Access to TVI's Guide Bonus Membership Pages
Bonus pages include tutorials, printables, interactive sensory story downloads, and interactive choice making, matching and visual discrimination computer games (PowerPoint based interactive games), and job task activities.
All products are digital pdf downloads. Once you make your purchase you will be directed to an order confirmation page where you will find the download link. This download will also be included on the receipt sent to the email address you provide. The pdf download can be found directly under the order number. If you encounter any difficulty, please let me know and I can assist you. Once you purchase the complete set you will have immediate access to the bonus pages!
*Please contact me if you need to purchase using a purchase order. I am happy to help guide you in the process of adding Teaching Students with Visual Impairments as an approved vendor for your school or program or you can visit the product support page for information on using a PO.
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