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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.
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”."
One parent shares how her son's Circle of Friends has worked for them in creating a community that not only supports Jacob, who is deafblind in having a rich and fulfilling life but has had a reciprocal impact on those within his circle.