The author details the Walking Through Stories strategy used to help students activate prior knowledge of concepts before reading a story. She discusses how this strategy can be implemented at home using tactile pictures or real objects.
The authors introduce a CVI training product that is currently being created as part of the work of the Texas CVI Initiative. The Texas CVI Initiative is a collaboration between statewide leaders in visual impairment and TSBVI Outreach to address training needs in Texas in the area of Cortical Visual Impairment. Stephanie Walker, the Lead for the State Leadership Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SLSBVI) Network in Texas, described the creation of the Texas CVI Initiative in the Spring 2019 issue of TX SenseAbilities: https://www.tsbvi.edu/spring-2019-menu/580-tx-senseabilities/spring-2019/6004-2018-19-texas-cvi-statewide-initiative
Cherry Lee shares her expertise on specific learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, their evaluation, and their co-occurrence with visual impairment. The author is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT), Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT), and an educational diagnostician.
The authors provide an update on the expanding knowledge and use of Active Learning, a technique designed to provide education for students who are functioning within the developmental range of 0-48 months, in Texas and beyond.