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TSBVI Outreach Coffee Hour recordings are not eligible for delayed viewing credits. To earn CEUs for participating in upcoming sessions, please visit the current registration page.

Registration of Students in Texas with Visual Impairments & Texas Deafblind Child Count

In January each year, two important counts are made on behalf of the Texas Education Agency related to students with visual impairments and students who are Deafblind by TSBVI Outreach. These are known respectively as the Registration of Students in Texas with Visual Impairment and the Texas Deafblind Child Count. You may also know them as the VI Registration and DB Child Count. Join us as we discuss this yearly process. We will demonstrate how to navigate the online web applications. We will also give best tips and practices for making student entries. Near the end of the webinar there will be a short Q&A. Anyone is welcome to join! However, our target audience are the individuals who will be completing the upcoming counts in January. These individuals include: TVI's, TDHH's, TDB's, and Special Ed Directors.

Guidance for Planning Behavior Intervention for Children and Young Adults with DeafBlindness or Visual and Multiple Impairments

Join us for an overview of TSBVIs new behavior guidance document. We will explore ways to foster safety, success, independence, connectedness by using proactive and responsive strategies. We will also address how meeting these needs can impact behavior and lay the foundation for all development and learning.

Step-By-Step: An Interactive Guide to Mobility Techniques

Presentation of a computer curriculum that provides a step-by-step demonstration of how mobility skills are performed, of visual observation skills used by professionals to spot common performance errors made by new learners who are blind, and methods for correcting errors most efficiently. This webinar will also discuss the benefits of using the Step-by-Step curriculum in personnel preparation, skill review by direct service providers, and sharing with significant others who will assist in practicing selected skills with a traveler who is visually impaired.

Story Time. A Former Blind Child. How Technology Saved My Life.

Open Captioned. ASL interpretation. Bill Boules is a former blind student turned rehabilitation professional. Join us as he tells a story of learning to use technology in order to gain success. He will discuss gaining independence through exploration, education and empowerment.

Eye Anatomy to Empowerment

Have you ever had a student say, “I hate it when somebody asks me about my eyes”? The presenters will discuss lesson ideas and strategies to help students gain confidence in responding to questions, comments, and curiosity about their vision. Learning about eye anatomy is a great place to start.

But What Do I DO with a Toddler?!

This presentation will focus on instructional strategies for working with infants and toddlers with vision impairment. The session will touch on a variety of topics including, assessment; strategies for developing vision and compensatory skills; glasses and patching; complex kids; motor strategies; working with other professionals; etc.

Nemeth in a Box

This session will share a variety of games, activities, and resources that can be used when providing instruction of Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts to students at the middle school level. It will include the use of Which One Doesn't Belong (WODB), Bingo, What is Wrong (WOW), What is the Question, Mazes, Boggle, and Jeopardy! This can be done virtually and in person. The purpose of the games is to promote critical thinking skills while learning the Nemeth code and reinforcing math concepts. Participants will be able to: 1. Identify ways to include families in virtual instruction of the Nemeth Code. 2. Identify three activities that can be used to teach Nemeth code in person or virtually to middle school students who read braille. 3. Make connections between learning the Nemeth code and learning math.

Literacy Considerations for Individuals with CVI: Part 2

Literacy Considerations for Individuals with Cortical Visual Impairment, Part 2, will address questions posted during the May 2021 presentation. Part 2 will further explore literacy experiences and the customization of curriculum for individuals in Phase II and Phase III (Roman-Lantzy, 2018) who are ready for instruction with print symbols.

The Impact of Stress on Brain Development and Brain Resiliency - Part 1 (WREIC Session)

In this session Dr. Cameron will explain how experiences shape brain development, and how increased anxiety and stress influence a number of processes in the developing brain. She will focus on how experiences can also help children build resilience to the impact of stress and anxiety, and on how parents and communities can enhance their use of social supports to optimize children’s brain development.

The Impact of Stress on Brain Development and Brain Resiliency - Part 2 (WREIC Session)

A Year in Review: Lessons from the Pandemic An hour-long panel discussion Led by Tanni Anthony on the impacts of COVID-19 and lessons learned on early intervention and family support services.