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Spring 2019

COMING SOON! Two new publications from the TSBVI Curriculum Department -  watch the TSBVI website for an announcement!

Texas 2 STEPS: Successfully Teaching Early Purposeful Skills

Authors: Jill Brown, Tracy Hallak, Michelle Garrett, Gema Nelson, Debra Sewell, Olga Uriegas, Shay Utley, Stephanie Walker, Marjie Wood, Dawn Adams, Melba Bunch, Steffani Oaks, Susan Phillips, Gwynne Reeves

Texas 2 STEPS is an early intervention orientation and mobility evaluation tool and a curriculum of supporting activities and routines. It is specifically designed to determine and address the orientation and mobility needs for students with visual impairments from birth through five years of age. Both the evaluation and curriculum are also appropriate for students who have additional disabilities and can be implemented in all settings including home, daycare, school and community.

Essential Tools of the Trade: A “How To” Guide for Completing Functional Vision, Learning Media, and ECC Evaluations

Authors: Jeri Cleveland, Eric Grimmett, Laura Lindsey-Ramirez, Jennifer McGrath, Debra Sewell

Essential Tools of the Trade: A “How To” Guide for Completing Functional Vision, Learning Media, and ECC Evaluations is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to assist Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) in performing legally mandated evaluations for students with visual impairments. This publication will support TVIs and COMS in making informed and deliberate decisions, guiding instruction and identifying strategies for intervention.