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Individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness use other sensory channels to support access to information. These senses can include hearing, taste, touch, smell and proprioception.  Instruction is frequently provided or at least supported through touch and tactile information.  Learn more about how to use other sensory channels to support learning.


Touch and the Development of the Tactile Sense

This is a short tutorial on the importance of developing the tactile sense in children with visual impairments and deafblindness.  To view this tutorial go to http://www.tsbvi.edu/touch.


Sensory Learning Kits Webinars

Millie Smith, a master teacher specializing in instruction for students with visual impairments who have significant additional disabilities, developed this kit for American Printing House for the Blind.  This kit is for use in the development of skills for learners with the most significant challenges. Is an extensive set of sensory items and written materials that help the most significantly challenged learners increase their curiosity and develop specific skills. Tools in this kit may be used to help create daily schedules, lesson plans, and alternative assessments for play or functional routines.  Among other things included in this kit is the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.  

2014-15 SLK Study Groups

In the 2014-15 school-year Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, both teachers of students with visual impairments and Outreach Programs consultants, conducted a study group to learn more about administration of the assessment included in the SLK. There is no handout for some of these webinars; all the information can be found in the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.

For Credit Indicates content that is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit.
You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

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SLK Study Group 2014-15


  SLK Study Group #1 (Transcript For Credit

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Original date of broadcast: 09/22/2014


The first study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK) as part of Active Learning; facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program.  The agenda includes: Welcome & Ground Rules, SLK Rubric TVI Guide, Student Selection, Collaboration & LMAs, SLK Items, and Discussion & Final Comments.

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  SLK Study Group 2 (TranscriptFor Credit

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Original date of broadcast: 10/27/2014

The second study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program.  The agenda includes:  Welcome & Goals, Sensory Learning Summary, Questions and Final Comments.

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  SLK Study Group 3 (Transcript ) For Credit

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Original date of broadcast: 11/17/2014

The third study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. The agenda includes: Introduction, Sensory Learning Summary, Parent Interview and Arousal State Profile.

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  SLK Study Group 4 ( TranscriptFor Credit

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Original broadcast date: 12/15/2014

The fourth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar discusses the Arousal State Profile, the Sensory Response Record and the Appetite Aversion List.  The agenda includes: Introduction, Arousal State Profile, Sensory Response Record, Appetite Aversion List and Closing Comments.

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  SLK Study Group 5 (Transcript and HandoutFor Credit

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Original broadcast date: 01/26/2015

The fifth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. In this webinar participants review video and scoring from a Sensory Response Record conducted by Sara and Scott. The agenda includes: Introduction & Review, Assessment Videos and Final Discussion.

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  SLK Study Group 6 (Transcript and HandoutFor Credit

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Original broadcast date: 03/30/2015

The sixth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar participants review video and scoring from an Arousal State Profile.
The agenda includes:  Arousal State Profile (ASP), ASP Video - Day 1, ASP Video - Day 2 , and ASP Video - Day 3.

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