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'Early Childhood.' In Foundations of Education: Volume II Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children & Youths with Visual Impairments, 2nd Ed. (Cost) V. Bishop Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Concept Development, 
Development, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This chapter discusses the effects of vision loss on development and intervention strategies for teaching infants and young children with visual impairments.
'Orientation & Mobility for Young Children with Multiple Disabilities'. In Starting Points . . . (Cost) D. Fazzi MIVI, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies book Report a problem!
Description: Strategies for instructional purposes when working with multi-impaired, visually impaired young children.
50 Ways to Use a Lightbox M. Clyne Arts, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Development of Vision, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Vision Efficiency Training
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This author provides some very creative techniques for teaching specific skills to children with visual impairments along with those who have multiple impairments.
A Paraprofessional's Handbook for Working with Students Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) C. Miller & 
N. Levack
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Paraprofessional Support book Report a problem!
Description: This book defines the paraprofessional's unique role in providing educational programming to students with visual impairments.
A Standard Tactile Symbol System: Graphic Language for Individuals Who Are Blind and Unable to Learn Braille L. Hagood Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Tactual Related
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Using a tactile system is explained for increasing students choice making, communication, expanding vocabulary and the understanding of concepts.
A Teacher's Guide to the Special Educational Needs of Blind and Visually Handicapped Children (Cost) Sally Mangold Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Concept Development, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Sexuality, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
book Report a problem!
Description: Designed for students who are between the ages of 6 and 22 who have visual impairments combined with other disabilities, such as hearing impairments or dual sensory impairments and/or severe developmental delays.
AbleData N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is devoted to providing objective information on all types of assistive technology for all types of people with disabilities.
Ablenet (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This catalog provides technology solutions for all students with disabilities, includes hardware, software and teacher resources.
Ableplay N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides research and ratings for hundreds of toys that can be given to children with various disabilities.
ACC Intervention N/A MIVI, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Communication
website Report a problem!
Description: A website created by two speech and language pathologists who provide many useful tips about using augmentative communication and assistive technology. (Not VI specific)
Active Learning Forum/Group N/A MIVI Active Learning website Report a problem!
Description: The Active Learning Group is a Yahoo email group that is now moderated with Diane Montgomery, a teacher who has been practicing Active Learning for years.
Adapted World of a Special Child N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Active Learning, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Play
website Report a problem!
Description: A website created by a parent of a child with multiple impairments including CVI. Ideas for play and instruction are given.
Adaptivation, Inc. (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Communication, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Manufacturer of hardware for the physically disabled including switches and communication devices.
American Printing House for the Blind CVI Website N/A MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Cortical Visual Impairment website Report a problem!
Description: A plethera of information regarding the education of students with cortical visual impairment.
American Printing House for the Blind Instructional Products Catalog & Parts Catalog (APH Quota) N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Products website Report a problem!
Description: APH is the premiere vendor of materials used for instructing visually impaired students.(Many items available free of charge to local school districts through Texas quota funds.)
An Introduction to Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active Learning S. Shaffer Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Active Learning article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author, a early childhood specialist, explains Active Learning and provides recommendations for creating an Active Learning environment for a student.
Are You Blind? (Cost) L. Nielsen Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Active Learning, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book addresses teaching those with visual impairments and autism.
Assessment Kit: Kit of Informal Tools for Academic Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) D. Sewell (Ed.)  Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Career Education, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Job Descriptions, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Nemeth, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Resources, 
Scheduling, 
Self-Awareness, 
Sports/Games, 
Student Data, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Writing Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit brings together informal checklists, suggestions for format; assessment materials that you may want to buy, informal reading inventories, and assessments of compensatory skill areas.
Attainment Company (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Products, 
Teaching Basic Number Facts and Operation, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products, including assistive technology, for those with mild to severe cognitive impairments. (Not VI specific)
Basic Skills for Community Living: A Curriculum for Students with VI & Multiple Disabilities (Cost) N. Levack, 
S. Hauser, 
L. Newton & 
P. Stephenson
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Curricula, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Resources, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is particularly designed for students who learn best within highly structured routines and who have great difficulty generalizing what they learn to new situations. 
Basic Skills for Community Living:  Activity Routines (Cost) P. Stephenson Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
Social Interaction
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Routines, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
book Report a problem!
Description: A companion book to Basic Skills for Community Living for the domestic, recreation/leisure, and vocational domains, including activity routine discrepancy analysis forms, preprinted with routine steps with permission to copy. Step by step activity routines are listed for the domestic, recreation/leisure, and vocational routines.
Becoming Empowered Through Self-Determination Skills D. Sewell & 
J. Cleveland
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Family Resources, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Self-Awareness
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An article written for parents in mind that explains what self-determination skills are and provides examples of how to help students accomplish those skills.
Beginning to Use An Object Calendar S. Shafer Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Tips for using an object calendar are discussed.
Better Together Building Relationships with People Who Have Visual Impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Cost) L. Hagood MIVI Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: Better Together provides a systematic scope and sequence of relationship-based goals and objectives, as well as examples of activities and strategies for teaching the objectives. Sample thematic units are presented that can be used by teachers to organize relationship-based instruction.
Blind Children's Center Publications (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This organization provides information and publications for parents and teachers of children with visual impairments.
Calendars for Students with Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness . . .(Cost) R. Blaha Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Development-Communication, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is written for students who need help understanding, structuring and organizing their time and activities.
Career Education For Applied Academics (Cost) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: This booklet includes the philosophy, policies, and procedures for the career education program at TSBVI.
Child-Guided Strategies for Assessing Children Who Are Deaf-Blind or Have Multiple Disabilities (Cost) C. Nelson & 
J. van Dijk
Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
video Report a problem!
Description: This interactive CD provides video clips of children with which the participant can perform assessments on and plan out intervention strategies. It also includes a bibliography of Van Dijk's literature.
Children with Disabilities, Sixth Edition (Cost) Batshaw, 
Perret & 
Roisen
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Professional Books book Report a problem!
Description: This reference book provides a wealth of information on many disabilities diagnosed at birth and through childhood.
Clicker 4 Software (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Technology
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This software program provides an on-screen keyboard with speech.  Can be used to make talking books.
Communication: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments (Cost) L. Hagood Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Development-Communication, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This resource guide compiles communication teaching methods and strategies. It is intended as a general resource for students who are deafblind or visually and multiply impaired.
Compendium of Instruments for Assessing Skills & Interests of Individuals with VI & MD N/A Assessment, 
MIVI
Comprehensive Assessment Word document Report a problem!
Description: This compendium is to be used as a resource of tests that can be used for assessment purposes with visual and multi-impaired children.
Cortical Visual Impairment An Overview of Current Knowledge T. Anthony MIVI Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A historical perspective is given regarding cortical visual impairment.
Cortical Visual Impairment in Young Children (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Vision video Report a problem!
Description: This video shows different children with different levels of CVI and intervention strategies for those who instruct them.
Cortical Visual Impairment in Young Children with Multiple Disabilities M. T. Morse MIVI Cortical Visual Impairment article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The paper discusses terminology and probable causes of cortical visual impairment, normal visual development, and visual dysfunctioning. Also considered are educational implications for this population such as the importance of clarifying activity goals and utilizing persons, objects, and events that are intrinsically important and rewarding to the child. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness 84(5) pp. 200-203.  (May 1990)
Cortical Visual Impairment: An Overview of Current Knowledge Tanni L. Anthony MIVI Cortical Visual Impairment Word document Report a problem!
Description: A historical perspective is given regarding cortical visual impairment.
Cortical Visual Impairment:  Some Words of Caution M. T. Morse MIVI Cortical Visual Impairment article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: So the field does not become over confident about its knowledge of CVI, the author offers some reminders. CVI is a complex condition, all children with CVI do not exhibit similar behaviours, a single approach does not work for all children, and treatment is a dynamic process. RE:view.  31(1) pp. 21-26.
Creative Communication N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Homepage for Patti King-DeBaun, a leader in innovative communication and technology those with disabilities. (Not VI specific)
Dancing Cheek to Cheek (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Play
book Report a problem!
Description: For parents of infant children with visual impairments, this book discusses how one can encourage play and language.
DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Instructional Support, 
Professional Resources, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: DARS provides in home and family support to consumers who qualify as legally blind. (TX Residents Only)
Developing Vision Use Within Functional Daily Activities for Students with Visual & Multiple Disabilities J. Downing & 
B. Bailey
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Functional Skills, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This paper emphasizes the consulting role for the vision specialist to integrate the trainig in visual skills into functional activitiies for the studnet with visual and multiple disabilities. Specialists neet to incorporate their spcific intervention startegies with activitiy sequences that occur in the natural environment. RE:view. 21(4) pp. 213-220.
Developmental Visual Dysfunction: Models for Assessment and Management (Cost) R. P. Ernhardt & 
G. Baune
Assessment, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
book Report a problem!
Description: Ernhardt presents and compares four basic models for the management and remediation of visual problems in children with multiple impairments. These are medical, educational, developmental, and functional models. The book is intended to answer some of the questions therapists and transdisciplinary team members might have about visual deficits. Example goals and treatment programs are included.
Early Learning: Step by Step (Cost) L. Nielsen Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Active Learning, 
Development, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book reviews certain sequences of learning to help identify 'the next step' in development and to determine 'missing links' in sequences.  Approaches and environmental adaptations that may facilitate learning are suggested.
ECI -- Early Childhood Intervention N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Early Childhood Intervention website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides basic information regarding the services that ECI programs provide to children with developmental delays and/or impairments birth through two. (Texas only)
Educational Approaches for Visually Impaired Children (Cost) L. Nielsen Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Active Learning, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is a collection of the author's research outlining her approached to teaching infants and young children with visual impairments.
Emergent Literacy Success:  Merging Technology and Whole Language for Students with Disabilities (Cost) C.R. Musselwhite & 
P. King-DeBaun
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is a resource for strategies in using technology for literacy instruction.  It can be used children with various disabilities. (Not VI specific)
Enablemart (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Braille Production, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: This on-line vendor sells productss such as accessibility solutions, computer hardware, software, development tools, and aids for individuals with specific needs.
Enabling Devices (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of adapted toys, switches and technology for the physically challenged.
Essential Elements in Early Intervention: Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities (Cost) D. Chen Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Concept Development, 
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Routines
book Report a problem!
Description: A comprehensive resource from an early childhood specialist, this book provides a range of information on effective early intervention with young children who are visually impaired and have other disabilities.
EVALS: Evaluating Visually Impaired Students (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning, 
Signature Writing, 
Student Data, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Teaching Basic Number Facts and Operation, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Vocational Education Training, 
Writing Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: 'Evaluation of students with VI is a complex, multi-faceted process of gathering info. using appropriate tools & techniques. Informal evaluation should be considered an essential supplement to the use of formal measures and published instruments. In order to determine curricular focus and plan effective instructional programming for students, the staff must know a student's levels of functioning in all areas of academic and unique need.'
Every Move Counts: Sensory-Based Communication Techniques (Cost) Jane Edgar Korsten, 
Dixie K. Dunn, 
Teresa Vernon Foss & 
Mary Kay Francke
Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
book Report a problem!
Description: This manual is designed to teach individuals unable to use formal language systems to communicate effectively through sensory-based strategies. (NOT VI SPECIFIC)
Exceptional Parent Magazine (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: On-line magazine for parents and professionals of children with disabilities, print subscription available.
Exceptional Teaching Aids (Cost) N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products specifically for teaching the visually impaired.
Expansion of the Role of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments: Providing for Students Who Also Have Severe/Multiple Disabilities R. Silberman & 
S. Sacks
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) explaining the role of the TVI who instructs the MIVI student.
Experience Stories for Functionally Blind Pre-readers M. Smith Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Beginning Reading, 
Pre-Braille, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article provides suggestions for making experience stories and the beginnings of using tactile symbols for meaning.
Family Connect N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Family Resources website Report a problem!
Description: Family Connect is a website for families and parents of visually impaired children giving suggestions for raising these children. The website is broken down into areas such as age groups, multiple impairments, education, technology, blogs and forums.
Family Village N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Syndromes/Diseases
website Report a problem!
Description: A website that brings together a wide range of information for families and individuals with disabilities. The library is a particularly good place to find information on specific syndromes and conditions. (Not VI specific)
Feelin' Groovy: Functional Tactual Skills M. Smith & 
R. Toy
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Functional Skills, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners, 
Tactual Related
website Report a problem!
Description: The importance of functional tactual skills is discussed and implementation of goals are given.
Fred's Head Blog N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides tips, tutorials, articles, and information for those who are visually impaired and those who work with them.
Functional Academic Curriculum for Exceptional Students (F.A.C.E.S.) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Curricula, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
kit Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum covers math, science, social studies, physical health and vocational skills (elementary to high school) for students with moderate to severe disabilities. (Not VI specific)
Functional Academics: A Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) S. Hauser, 
N. Levack & 
L. Newton
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Science, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Functional Braille, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is designed for students in which a developmental or academic approach to learning is inappropriate.  It includes activities and teaching strategies.
Functional Skills Screening Inventory (FSSI) (Cost) H. Becker, 
S. Schur, 
M. Paoletti-Schelp & 
E. Hammer
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Curricula, 
Functional Skills, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: The FSSI assesses critical living and working skills in persons with moderate to severe impairments.
Games For People with Sensory Impairments - Strategies for Including People of All Ages (Cost) L. Lieberman & 
Jim Cowart
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination
Adapted PE, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Recreation
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides facilitators with 70 games that sensory disabled people can play. The activities offered in this book can all be presented to students who are sensory impaired with multiple disabilities within a regular physical education curriculum, or to adults with sensory impairments in any recreational setting.
Hand-Over-Hand Guidance: What Lesson Do We Teach? A. Story Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Development-Communication, 
Instructional Strategies
Word document Report a problem!
Description: The teaching philosophy of hand-over-hand instruction strategies is challenged and discussed.
Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Capital Letters & Numbers (Cost) N/A Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Instructional Support, 
Writing Skills
mobile or tablet app Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "Goodbye to boring handwriting practice! With our Wet-Dry-Try App, your children can learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capital letters and numbers on our virtual Slate Chalkboard.
Hearing Quick Check N/A MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Hearing Related Word document Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list of items a TVI can review to ensure a student's hearing is reviewed.
HELP (Hawaii Early Learning Profile) (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Development-Communication
book Report a problem!
Description: A family-centered, curriculum-based assessment for use with children 0-3 in age. HELP is a non-standardized assessment used for identifying needs and tracking growth and development. (NOT VI SPECIFIC)
HOPE - Home and Family Oriented Program Essentials (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Intervention, 
Hearing Related
website Report a problem!
Description: Shop online for Instructional materials for service providers and families of young children with disabilities.
How to Thrive, Not Just Survive: A Guide to Developing Independent Life Skills . . . (Cost) R. M. Swallow & 
K. M. Huebner (Eds.)
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources, 
Self-Awareness
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides guidelines and strategies for helping blind and visually impaired children to develop, acquire and apply skills that are necessary for independence in socialization, orientation and mobility, and leisure time and recreational activities.
Imagining the Possibilities: Creative Approaches to O&M for Persons Who Are VI (Cost) D. Fazzi & 
B. Petersmeyer
MIVI, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies, 
Orientation Systems
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides creative methods to teach various O&M techniques to persons who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.  This books is a hands-on teaching resource for preservice and practicing O&M specialists.  It offers materials, samples, and creative teaching strategies that will help you effectively work with your students.
Impact of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction L. Ricketts MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Strategies, 
Motor Involvement, 
Play
website Report a problem!
Description: An Occupational Therapist from TSBVI explains snesory integration and problems that can manifest in the tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive systems.
Impact of Vision Loss on Motor Development (Cost) C. Strickling Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Motor Involvement, 
Positioning
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides information for occupational and physical therapists working with students with visual impairments.
Incorporating Active Learning Theory into Activity Routines K. Moss & 
S. Shafer
Deafblind, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Active Learning, 
Routines
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Abstract: "This article focuses on Phase IV and V of Lilli Nielsen's five educational phases of educational treatment outlined in her book, Are You Blind?, and how the Active Learning principles can be incorporated into activity routines."
Independent Living Activity Routines Companion (Cost) R. Loumiet & 
N. Levack
Independent Living, 
MIVI
Instructional Strategies, 
Routines
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is a companion book to Independent Living with scripted routines.
Independent Living Aids (Cost) N/A Arts, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
Independent Living: A Curriculum with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) R. Loumiet & 
N. Levack
Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Adapted PE, 
Adolescents, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication, 
Curricula, 
Elementary
book Report a problem!
Description: A curriculum used for assessment, teaching and evaluating students in these areas: social skills, self care and leisure skills. It is designed for students from school age to adulthood who will live independently or with minimal assistance.
Individual Sensory Learning Profile T. Anthony Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactual Sensitivities
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This profile is used to establish how a child is using his senses to learn about his environment.
Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments V. Bishop Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Concept Development, 
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Development-Communication, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
book Report a problem!
Description: This downloadable book written by a leading early childhood specialiist, provides a wealth of information for those working with visually impaired infants and toddlers.
INSITE Developmental Checklists (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Professional Contacts
book Report a problem!
Description: INSITE provides 3 different types of developmental checklists to use according to age. Protocols can be used with children who have severe developmental delays and multiple impairments.
Intellitools (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of technology products for students needing a variety of assistance with learning. (Not VI specific)
Inventory of Purposeful Movement Behaviors T. Anthony Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Curricula, 
Motor Involvement
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This document is a list of skills children should gain from ages 5 months to 68 months for purposes of mobility training.
ISAVE (Individualized Systematic Assessment of Visual Efficiency) (APH Quota) B. Langley Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
kit Report a problem!
Description: This functional vision assessment kit is used with all levels and ages of students with visual and multiple disabilities.
Joseph's Coat: People Teaming in Transdisciplinary Ways M. Smith Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Teaming Word document Report a problem!
Description: The author, a leader in the area of teaching the multi-impaired, discusses the importance of teaming among different service providers to better help the education of the multi-impaired student.
Judy Lynn Software, Inc. (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Maker of switch software for use with students with special needs. (Not VI specific)
JVIB (Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness) Subject Index for Articles (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: This is a current list of articles available for download, indexed by subject area.
Language Assessment and Intervention with Children Who Have Visual Impairments (Cost) M. L. Munoz Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Comprehensive Assessment, 
Development-Communication
book Report a problem!
Description: This booklet helps give Speech and Language Pathologists guidelines for providing appropriate assessment and service intervention to children who are visually impaired.
Learning Media Assessment for Students with Visual Impairments A Resource Guide for Teachers (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
M. K. Holbrook
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Dual Media, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Writing Skills
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides a conceptual framework and structured guidelines to follow in the decision making process for selecting the appropriate literacy media for students with visual impairments.  A number of checklists and forms are provided to take the assessor through the steps of this process.
Let Me Check My Calendar R. Blaha & 
K. Moss
Deafblind, 
MIVI
Communication article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An overview of anticipation and daily calendars used with students with deafblindness.
Let's Eat:  Feeding a Child with a Visual Impairment (Cost) J. Brody & 
L. Webber
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI
Development, 
Instructional Strategies
book

video
Report a problem!
Description: Book and/or video for the instruction of appropriate eating skills for the young child with visual impairments.
Let's See: Vision Development Activities (APH Quota) N/A MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit is designed to develop visual skills in young visually impaired children including those who are multi-impaired.
LilliWorks Active Learning Foundation N/A Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Active Learning, 
Instructional Strategies
website Report a problem!
Description: The official North American website of Lilli Nielsen, selling her Active Learning products and providing tips and resources.
Links to Information on Other Disabilities N/A MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Reference website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides a list of links for specific disabilities and conditions.
Look at Me: Resource Manual for the Development of Residual Vision in Multiply Impaired Children (Cost) A. J. Smith & 
K. S. Cote
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Visual Efficiency and Functioning book Report a problem!
Description: This manual concentrates on background information as well as evaluation and teaching strategies necessary for educators who wish to help multiply impaired children reach their optimum levels of visual functioning.
Low Vision Gateway N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Technology, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Transportation, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
website Report a problem!
Description: This site offers information about low vision and the many aspects of having low vision. It is for parents, family members and educators.
LS&S Group (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
MagneTachers Magnetic Labels (APH Quota) N/A Independent Living, 
MIVI
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Low Vision Solutions
kit Report a problem!
Description: From the catalog, 'MagneTachers are magnetic labels that attach to metal objects, are easily removable and reattachable. You can create labels in large print, braille and for the Sherlock Talking Label Identifier.'
Make It Routine R. Blaha & 
K. Moss
Deafblind, 
MIVI
Routines article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The authors, both deafblind specialists, discuss the importance of routines for those even with the most profound disabilities.
Making the Most of Early Communication (Cost)  P. H. Schacht & 
D. Chen
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Development-Communication
video Report a problem!
Description: Demonstration video of intervention practices to use with multi-impaired infants and toddlers to enhance communication.
Materials in Spanish for Families of and Interventionists Serving Young Children Who are Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind N/A Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Spanish Language Aids article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article provides an exhaustive list of materials in Spanish for those serving deafblind and/or visually impaired students and families who speak the language.
Mayer-Johnson Co. (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This company sells materials in promoting language with those who are speech and language impaired. Some items are symbol systems, PCS and materials for Boardmaker. (Not VI specific)
National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities (NCSSD) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
  Report a problem!
Description: From the website, ' . . . since 2001 has been the nation?s premier resource center for information, training, and technical assistance for families and educators of more than 1 million school children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, visually impaired, or who have severe disabilities.'
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD) N/A MIVI Eye Conditions and Diseases website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides a searchable database containing information about rare disorders and conditions.
New Teacher Series: Getting Started with Activity Routines A. Rash & 
N. Toelle
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Routines article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This is a quick, step by step process for creating activity routines for the MIVI student.
Non-Verbal Communication:  Cues, Signals and Symbols J. Durkel MIVI Communication, 
Routines
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Cues, signal and symbols are defined and discussed as how they can be used with children with multi-impairments.
Object Books M. Smith, 
S. Shaffer & 
D. Sewell
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Pre-Braille, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This document defines the object book and provides examples of how and when to have a student create one.
Observations on the Habilitation of Children with Cortical Visual Impairment M. Groenveld, 
J. E. Jan & 
P. Leader
MIVI Cortical Visual Impairment article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article discusses the increasing incidence of cortical visual impairments, resulting from medical advancements making possible the survival of critically ill children with severe brain damage. Discussed are the prevalence of multiple handicaps, formation of visual concepts, foreground/background distinction, potential for mainstreaming, use of common objects, and color perception. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  84(1) pp.11-15.
Oregon Project for VI and Blind Preschool Children, Skills Inventory & Curriculum, 5th Ed. (Cost) D. Brown, 
V. Simmons, 
J. Methvin, 
S. Anderson, 
S. Boigon & 
K. Davis
Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency
Choice and Decision Making, 
Concept Development, 
Curricula, 
Self-Awareness, 
Vision Efficiency Skills
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum focuses on teaching preschoolers with visual and multiple impairments and parent-teacher partnerships.
Orientation & Mobility/Community -Based Instruction Infusion Scope and Sequence Chart K. Moore MIVI, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies Word document Report a problem!
Description: This serves as a reference guide of scope and sequence O&M skills for lifeskill teachers to use when working with students out in the community.
PATTER: Preschool Attainment Through Typcial Everyday Routines (APH Quota) N/A Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI
Concept Development, 
Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Play
book Report a problem!
Description: From the catalog, 'This curriculum and assessment tool is designed to facilitate skill development by children who are visually impaired in the areas that preschoolers are expected to master through involvement in typcialhousehold routines.'
Peabody Mobility Kit For Blind Students (Cost) R. Harley, 
T. Wood & 
J. Merbler
Assessment, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit provides assessment and training for the blind multihandicapped child.
Perkins Activity and Resource Guide: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents of Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments (Cost) C. Cuchman, 
K. Heydt, 
S. Edwards, 
M.J. Clark & 
M. Allon
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: These books are a resource for a range of professional, parents and other caregivers who work with children with visual and multiple impairments. Areas of instruction include daily living skills, functional academics and orientation and mobility.
Perkins School for the Blind - Products (Cost) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Braille Writing, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Producer of various types of instructional aids and resources for families and professionals.
Pinterest N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Reference, 
Resources
mobile or tablet app

website
Report a problem!
Description: Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more.
PLAI: Promoting Learning Through Active Interaction: A Guide to Early Communication with Young Children Who Have Multiple Disabilities (Cost) M. Diane Klein, 
D. Chen & 
M. Haney
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Communication, 
Professional Books
book Report a problem!
Description: This program provides professionals with a step by step approach to intervening infants with multiple impairments. It also provides handouts in English and Spanish.
Pop-Up IEPs - Significant Support Need Version N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Parent Resources, 
Program Planning, 
Programming
website Report a problem!
Description: From the NCSSD website, 'The Significant Support Need version provides information specifically intended to help parents, teachers, and administrators deal with the issues specific to students who have some highly debilitating disabilities.'
Possible Implications of Visual Impairment Upon the Sequence and Quality of Gross Motor Development T. Anthony Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Motor Involvement Word document Report a problem!
Description: The author provides a list of concerns that may affect gross motor development in children with visual impairments.
Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resource for Mealtime Development (Cost) S. Morris & 
M. Klein
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI
Development, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Intervention
book Report a problem!
Description: Two experts in the field discuss skills necessary for the development of feeding skills.
Prepatory Reading Program for Visually Handicapped Children (PREP) (APH Quota) A. Hall, 
B. Rodabaugh & 
C. Smith
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing, 
Sports/Games
kit Report a problem!
Description: This program for students who are potentially braille readers or large type readers focuses on the ten concepts considered to be most directly related to the reading process.  Instructional objectives are included for each key concept as well as multisensory lessons which teach these objectives.  Each unit also includes a storybook in large print and braille.
Project SALUTE N/A Deafblind, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Tactual Sensitivities website Report a problem!
Description: This website is a resource for tactile learning strategies for those children who are blind or visually impaired and/or have additional disabilities.
Publications available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Curricula, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of books, curricula and kits for professionals who serve students with visual impairments and those with additional disabilities.
Reach Out and Teach: Meeting the Training Needs of Parents of Visually and Multiply Handicapped Young Children (Cost) K. Ferrell Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources book Report a problem!
Description: Written to give parents the information they need to raise their children with visual or multiple impairments. Includes training manual, slide presentation and workbook for parents.
Reading For Everyone:  Expanding Literacy Options C. Miller & 
A. Rash
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Functional Braille, 
Grade 1 Braille
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The theory of teaching uncontracted braille to students with multiple impairments is discussed.
RJ Cooper, Inc. (Cost) N/A MIVI, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Internet and Accessibility, 
Products, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: RJ Cooper sells assistive technology even for the most severely involved student (Not VI specific)
Routines M. Smith Deafblind, 
MIVI
Routines article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Routines for the multi-impaired are explained in simple terms.  A sample activity is also listed and discussed.
Routines: All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go (Cost) Outreach Program of TSBVI Deafblind, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Routines
video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides a useful introduction on how to use routines as a teaching strategy. It is helpful for VI teachers when asking teams to design activities.
School to Work: Developing Transition Portfolios for Students with Signficant Disabilities (Cost) W. Bridgeo, 
C. Gicklhorn & 
M. Zatta
Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI
Transition/Future Planning book Report a problem!
Description: 'School to Work is a manual that provides both a framework for developing meaningful vocation activities as well as a template from which to develop transition portfolios for adolescent age students with significant disabilities.'
Sensory Integration and Motor Control L. Ricketts MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Support, 
Motor Involvement
website Report a problem!
Description: The author, an OT from TSBVI discusses problem areas with sensory integration in three different areas.
Sensory Integration and Sensory Motor Activities L. Ricketts Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
Word document Report a problem!
Description: An Occupational Therapist gives suggestions and lists activities for tactual stimulation.
Sensory Learning Kit (SLK) (APH Quota) M. Smith Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Concept Development, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Sensory Training
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit, designed for those students with the most significant disabilities provides an extensive arrays of tools and toys to help students develop the most basic of skills. It also includes a guidebook with assessment forms on a CD and a book of routines.
SET-BC Special Education Technology British Columbia N/A MIVI, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about assistive technology for students with visual impairments, physical disabilities and autism. It includes product demos and trainings.
Simplified Technologies by Linda Burkhart N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication
website Report a problem!
Description: A leader in the field of assistive technology for many years, Linda Burkhart has written many how-to books on making switches, using devices as well as the educational theories behind switch use.  She also has some resources that discuss the integration of devices into a variety of classroom environments. (Not VI specific)
SKI-HI Institute (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Development-Communication, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: SKI-HI produces materials for those who serve deaf, blind, and deafblind infants and young children. Their catalog has an array of videos, books, activity sheets and parent information.
Snoezelen Multisensory Environment (Cost) N/A Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction
Active Learning, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Auditory Skills, 
Communication, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Early Intervention, 
Games, 
Motor Involvement, 
Music, 
Play, 
Positioning, 
Routines, 
Self-Awareness, 
Sensory Training, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: Snoezelen rooms or equipment uses the blend of sights, sounds, textures, aromas, and motion to provide stimulation of the primary sensory systems and may be modified to meet each student's sensory or visual needs.
Software Demos N/A Career Education and Transition, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Keyboard Instruction, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: A preview and demonstration site for APH software.
Space and Self (Cost) L. Nielsen Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Self Determination
Active Learning, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Concept Development
book Report a problem!
Description: This book addresses the use of Active Learning and 'The Little Room'.
Speakaboos N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers free visual stories for young children with audio and music. Categories include nursery rhymes, fables, folk stories and songs. (Not VI Specific)
Sports Extravaganza N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Recreation
website Report a problem!
Description: Annual sporting event held every fall in Irving, Texas for blind and visually impaired children and youth ages 0-22. (Texas students only)
STAGES Software Solutions for Special Needs (Cost) M. Pugliese Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: Guide for teachers of students with multiple disabilities in choosing educational software according to developmental and communication level.
Starting Points (Cost) D. Chen & 
J. Dote-Kwan
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Strategies book Report a problem!
Description: Instructional practices for young children whose multiple disabilities include visual impairments.
Storyline Online N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, sponsored by the Sreen Actors Guild Foundation provides audio and visual books read by famous actors. Although not VI specific, blind children can listen to the audio stories without needing any modifications to the technology.
Subject: Functionally Blind Marty Murrell MIVI, 
Professional Resources
Eligibility Word document Report a problem!
Description: Marty Murrell, TEA's former Vision Consultant, answers a teacher's question regarding the use of the term with MIVI students. (Texas Only)
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Camp, 
Cane Travel, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Functional Skills, 
Games, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Recreation, 
Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers summer programs that provide students with instruction in all areas of the ECC.  (Texas students only)
Supplement for PLAI: Promoting Learning Through Active Interaction: A Guide to Early Comm. with Young Children Who Have Multiple Disabilities (Cost) M. Diane Klein, 
D. Chen, 
M. Haney
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Instructional Support
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This supplement provides support to the PLAI.
Tactile Strategies for Children Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities: Promoting Communication and Learning Skills (Cost) D. Chen & 
J. E. Downing
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Early Intervention, 
Routines, 
Tactual Related
book Report a problem!
Description: For teachers and parents to help promote growth, development, and communication of children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities to plan interventions.
Tactile Symbols, Directory to Tactile Symbols List Functional Academics and Basic Skills Dept., 
TSBVI
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners Word document Report a problem!
Description: The directory listing of the tactile symbol system used at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired's FA/BC Department.
Tangible Symbol Systems: Symbolic Communication for Individuals w/ Multisensory Impairments (Cost) C. Rowland & 
P. Schweigert
Deafblind, 
MIVI
Communication book

video
Report a problem!
Description: This manual accompanies a videotape entitled, 'Tangible Symbol Systems.' It summarizes the techniques shown in the videotape, gives additional background and technical information, and supplies record keeping forms. Many individuals who are unable to communicate through conventional symbols such as speech or manual signs can learn to use tangible symbols, objects, or pictures that bear a concrete relationship to the visual or tactual properties of the entities that they represent.
Tap N See Zoo N/A Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Cortical Visual Impairment mobile or tablet app Report a problem!
Description: From the website: "Tap-n-See Zoo is the first app for iPad and iPhone created specifically for children with cortical visual impairment (CVI)! The simple cause and effect app will also appeal to children without CVI."
TAPS Teaching Age Appropriate Purposeful Skills: An Orientation and Mobility Curriculum (Cost) R. Pogrund, 
G. Healy, 
K. Jones, 
N. Levack, 
S. Martin-Curry, 
C. Martinez, 
J. Marz, 
B. Roberson-Smith & 
A. Vrba
Assessment, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Concept Development, 
Low Vision, 
Students with Low Vision, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Vision Efficiency Training
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is primarily intended for students ages 3 to 21 who are blind or who have low vision. It is appropriate for students who also have other disabilities and can be used in all settings. It includes a Screening instrument, Comprehensive Assessment and Ongoing Evaluation, functional mobility tasks, educational goals and objectives, and teaching strategies.
Tar Heel Reader N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Accessible Books website Report a problem!
Description: A website that provides a collection of on-line, accessible books for students who are beginning to read. Books can be also written.
Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments - TSBVI Website N/A MIVI Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Current and up-to date information and resources regarding instruction of those with vision and multiple impairments.
Texas SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Publication for instuctors and families of visually impaired children including those with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. It contains current and relevant information for various topics from school to community to home. (Downloadable)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program  N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources, 
Large Print Books, 
Music, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSL program allows visually and physically impaired patrons to choose free books from a national library system in braille, large type or audio format. (Texas students only)
The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Persons with Visual Impairments (Cost) W. H. Jacobson MIVI, 
O&M
Cane Travel, 
Concept Development, 
Family Resources, 
Sports/Games
book Report a problem!
Description: Chapters in Unit 1 cover environmental & spatial concepts. Unit 1 also covers walking without assistance using self-protection techniques. This section is for aspiring O&M instructors as well as classroom teachers of children with VI, sp. ed. & rehab. teachers, PTs, OTs, nurses and aids to these professionals. Unit 2 discusses how the O&M instructor teaches the student to use the cane in various familiar & unfamiliar indoor and outdoor settings.
The Bookstore at the American Foundation for the Blind (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Books
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Description: This website provides AFB's most current on-line catalog.
The Callier-Azusa Scale (Cost) R. Stillman (Ed.) Assessment, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Comprehensive Assessment, 
Development, 
Development of Vision, 
Development-Communication, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Program Planning
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Description: This developmental scale is used for assessment of children with deafblindness and severe disabilities.
The Effects of Brain Damage on Visual Functioning in Children P. Aleer MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Visual Efficiency and Functioning article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The review of research concluded that, although brain damage affects visual functioning, the prognosis for good functional vision after remedial intervention is better than previously thought. Although electrodiagnostic testing was found to be valuable, use of a combination of tests is recommended to obtain the most complete picture of brain damage effects. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 84(7) pp. 372-376 (Sept. 1990)
The Importance of Touch in Parent-Infant Bonding G. Newton Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Early Intervention, 
Family Resources
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Description: This early childhood specialist explains the importance of touch with visually impaired infants and their parents.
The INSITE Model: Resources for Family-Centered Intervention for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) E. C. Morgan Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Early Intervention, 
Hearing Related, 
Instructional Strategies
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Description: The INSITE model was developed to facilitate the provision of services to multihandicapped, sensory-impaired children in their homes. In this model, parents are the primary facilitators of development. Early intervention is stressed and home is considered the most appropriate setting for intervention. Psychological and emotional support for family members is part of the intervention.
The Outreach Department of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Instructional Support, 
Professional Resources, 
Resources
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Description: The TSBVI Outreach Department offers services which includes consultation visits to local school districts and information regarding students with visual impairments. Link explains resources and services available. (Texas only)
Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids N/A Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure
Play, 
Toys
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Description: From the website, "we have published the annual Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, an easy-to-use resource featuring specially selected toys that encourage play for children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities.:
Travel Tales: A Mobility Storybook (Cost) J. Hapern-Gold, 
R. Adler & 
S. Faust-Jones
MIVI, 
O&M
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a book of short stories featuring Elliot, a blind boy. Each story includes some type of mobility techniques. Each chapter has games, songs and worksheets.
Twelve Things You Can Do to Plan for Your Child's Future Today K. Moss Career Education and Transition, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
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Description: Article written for parents of children with severe impairments in order to help them prepare for transition into adulthood.
Understanding the Complexity of Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (C/CVI) L. Halvarinen, 
et. al.
MIVI, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Cortical Visual Impairment Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article, written by many leaders in the area of CVI, gives a broad explanation to the understand and dealings with students with CVI and the complexity of the diagnosis.
VI Tech Share- To Help Share Technology Devices and Web Links Blog Created by Vision Teachers in Rural West TX Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Active Learning, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Audio Books, 
Basic Information, 
Beginning Reading, 
Caseload Analysis, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Early Intervention, 
Elementary, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Games, 
General Information, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Instructional Planning, 
Music, 
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Positioning, 
Recreational Reading, 
Syndromes/Diseases, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities, 
Technology, 
Toys, 
Training and Tutorials
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Description: Resources for Babies;Resources for Literacy; Curriculum for Alternative Teaching;Tactual Books;CVI;VI Resources; Resources for VI Teachers; Goals and Objectives;Helpful sites about Eyes;Home made toy resources and play; Visual Perception;AT;Switch Use;Math;Social Stories;Link Share;Books - digital,CDs,audible;Adapted Books;Screen Readers;Text Readers;Games/Movies;word prediction software;Braille;O & M;Modules/Webcasts for VI Trainings.
ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Reference, 
Resources
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Description: A fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the apps in the App Store and locate those that were built specifically for, or provide functionality to the user with a visual impairment."
Vineland II: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
MIVI
Comprehensive Assessment, 
Program Planning
kit Report a problem!
Description: Assessment tool used with young multi-impaired children. (Not VI Specific)
Vision Associates (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Active Learning, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases
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Description: This company sells many different tools, books and kits for the purpose of vision assessment.(It also sells Lilly Nielson products.)
Visual Behaviors and Adaptations Associated with Cortical and Ocular Impairment in Children I. E. Jan & 
M. Groenveld
MIVI, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Cortical Visual Impairment article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Visual loss leads to visual behaviors and adaptations hat tend to reflect the onset, severity, and types of visual impairment. In this article, the characteristic behaviors associated with different degrees of visual loss and their importance in the diagnosis of cortical versus ocular visual impairment are discussed. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  87(4),  pp. 101-105.
Visual Gaze Behaviors:  Considerations in Working With Visually Impaired Multiply Handicapped Children M. Morse MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Development of Vision, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
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Description: This article reviews normal visual development and the role of visual gaze behaviors in attention and social interaction, discusses how the information applies to many multiply handicapped visually impaired children, and describes ways of incorporating this information into assessment and programming. RE:view. 23(1) pp. 5-15.
Visual Stimulation: A Personal Reflection on Its Role and Benefit M. Smith Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
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Description: A veteran professional shares her thoughts on vision stimulation and its importance with young children with multiple impairments.
We Can Do It Together!  Mobility for Students with Multiple Impairments (Cost) N/A Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
O&M
Family Resources, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Teaming
video Report a problem!
Description: This video illustrates a team approach to teaching O&M to students with multiple impairments.
What Can Baby Hear?: Auditory Tests and Interventions for Infants with Multiple Disabilities (Cost) D. Chen Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Family Resources, 
Hearing Related
video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides a discussion of methods of auditory testing for infants.
What Can Baby See?: Vision Tests & Intervention Strategies for Infants with Multiple Disabilities (Cost) D. Chen Assessment, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Functional Vision Evaluation video Report a problem!
Description: A discussion of the functional vision tests used by early interventionists in testing the vision of infants and toddlers with multiple impairments.
Widgit (Writing With Symbols) Software (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Products
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Description: This software, Writing with Symbols, provides pictures and a word processor for those who have trouble using text only.