Student artists from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired exhibited their art in the fine arts building on campus and were listed as a studio stop on WEST, the West Austin Studio Tour May 20, 2017. Enjoy these creative works by students with blindness, visual impairment, DeafBlindness, and multiple disabilities.
In 2015, the Texas 84th Legislature passed two bills establishing supported decision making (House Bill 39 and Senate Bill 1881). This legislation allows families who have an adult with a disability a continuum of decision-making supports that extends beyond guardianship. The author, a parent of a young man preparing for transition, shares four main factors families and self-advocates should consider when developing an individual support plan.
The following Tips for Home or School can be beneficial to both families and educational staff in finding ways to help a child wear his or her eyeglasses. We are grateful for the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project’s permission to reprint and encourage you to check out their other Tips for Home or School. All tips sheets are available in English and Spanish.
The following Tips for Home or School can support families in preparing for changes in their child’s educational team membership. We are grateful for the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project’s permission to reprint and encourage you to check out their other Tips for Home or School. All tips sheets are available in English and Spanish
This article is a follow-up to “The Development of Tactile Skills” published in the last issue of TX SenseAbilities. It describes the importance of following a developmental sequence for teaching the use of tactile skills and provides another way of thinking about the progression of skills needed to be a proficient tactile learner.
This article provides a guide to aid administrators in addressing issues and practices related to students with DeafBlindness. It specifically focuses on IEP development and instruction for students with DeafBlindness.
This article begins a new series of newsletter articles describing important resources for VI professionals, especially those who are new to the field of visual impairments. Additional resources will be added in each issue with links for accessing those materials.
This article describes the creation of the dragon boat team at TSBVI and the skills that students must learn in order to paddle and race their boat. It also addresses the skills they needed to learn in order to work together successfully as a team.
This article explains how Active Learning, an educational approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, can be used to provide instruction for students with the most profound disabilities in both the standard curriculum and the expanded core curriculum.
This article is a research-based examination of ways to understand the development of concepts by students with DeafBlindness. It also provides practical suggestions on how to teach and reinforce those concepts for academic students with DeafBlindness.