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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairments
Gense, D. Jay & Gense, Marilyn H. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment: Meeting Students' Learning Needs. AFB, 2005. This resource book focuses on the complex and varied effects on learning and behavior that result when a child with an autism spectrum disorder is also visually impaired. The book looks at how autism spectrum disorders interact with visual impairments.
Reach Out and Teach
Ferrell, Kay. Reach Out and Teach: Meeting the Training needs of Parents of Visually/Multiply Handicapped Young Children. American Foundation for the Blind, 2011. This revised addition teaches parents and teachers how to promote the development of young children with visual and multiple impairments with today's family concerns an the latest research. Includes strategies to promote children's skills and preparation for different stages.
Cortical Visual Impairment
Roman-Lantz, Christine. Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention. American Foundation for the Blind, 2007. This resource book includes the unique assessment tool developed by Christine Roman-Lantzy and systematic, targeted principles to help students with cortical visual impairment. Includes a framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies in working with these students.
Educating Students Who Have Visual Impairments
Sacks, Sharon. Educating Students Who Have Visual Impairments with Other Disabilities. Paul H Brooks, 18. A useful tool in understanding and planning educationally for students with visual impairments in addition to other disabilities. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the unique needs of students in both regular and special education classes with visual impairments.
Keys to Educational Success
Sacks, Sharon Z. and Zatta, Mary C. Keys to Educational Success: Teaching students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities AFB Press 2016. Every student has unique learning needs, but addressing the diverse needs of students who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities can be particularly challenging for teachers. Keys to Educational Success helps educators unlock the learning potential of their students by providing key program strategies that can be directly applied to classroom learning routines.
Strategy to See
Sheline, Diane. Strategy to See. VeriNova LLC, 2016. Strategy To See is a resource book for parents/caretakers, educators and medical personnel (including but not limited to TVIs, COMS, PTs, OTs, Speech Therapists, Music Therapists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, low vision specialists and Special Education Teachers) of students from birth to 22 years who have a diagnosis of Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment or C/CVI. It offers specific strategies and discusses topics including brain plasticity, the importance of early intervention, the use of the CVI Skills, development of IEP Goals and Objectives and several printable handouts are provided.
Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments
Smith and Levack. Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments: A Resource Guide. Texas School for the Blind, 1996. This resource guide was written for VI certified teachers serving students in regular, special ed, and resource classrooms. Includes assessment guidelines and strategies for IEP development and instruction. It also includes information on adapting materials and the environment and creating tactual and visual symbols.
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