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IEP Quality Indicators for Students who are Deafblind

This document is designed to help teams develop appropriate IEPs for students who are deafblind.

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Trust Through Touch

The authors share information about the importance of the sense of touch and the need to create positive interactions with a variety of objects, textures, and temperatures for students who are visually impaired, offering suggestions that can be shared with guardians, educational staff, and other service providers.

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Assessment of Biobehavioral States and Analysis of Related Influences

This article was originally published in 1997 in See Hear Newsletter and updated in 2022. It grew out of work done by Robbie Blaha and Stacy Shafer based on Every Move Counts by Jane Korsten and Dixie Dunn.

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Early Tactile Learning Profile

Authors of the Early Tactile Learning Profile share information on the development of this free online resource. It was designed to assist educational teams in the creation of tactile profiles of students who have visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities, and was specifically created in response to the needs of students who struggle with the acquisition of tactile skills. Note: The early work of the ETLP team was known as the Progression of Tactile Learning (PTL).

The tool document should be used to help develop a “Tactile Profile” for students with visual impairment who:
○ are chronologically and/or developmentally functioning between the ages of birth to 5 years old; and/or
○ have struggled with the acquisition of tactile skills/have not made expected progress; and/or
○ may be considered “non-traditional tactile learners” or “non-readers”."

Accessing Self-Determination Through a Creative Process

The authors describe a process for creating an informative product which will support students with low vision in advocating for visual needs in the home, school, and community.

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Principles of Assistive Technology for Students With Visual Impairments

General principles and guidelines for choosing, maintaining, and instructing Assistive Technology for students.

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When Planning for Adult Life, How is a “Lifestyle” Different than a “Program”?

A discussion about a person-centered or "life-style" approach to developing programs.

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Learning to Trust, the Key to Quality Intervention

Brief article giving strategies to build trust with students who are deafblind

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