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Individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness use other sensory channels to support access to information. These senses can include hearing, taste, touch, smell and proprioception.  Instruction is frequently provided or at least supported through touch and tactile information.  Learn more about how to use other sensory channels to support learning.


Touch and the Development of the Tactile Sense

This is a short tutorial on the importance of developing the tactile sense in children with visual impairments and deafblindness.  To view this tutorial go to http://www.tsbvi.edu/touch.


Sensory Learning Kits Webinars

Millie Smith, a master teacher specializing in instruction for students with visual impairments who have significant additional disabilities, developed this kit for American Printing House for the Blind.  This kit is for use in the development of skills for learners with the most significant challenges. Is an extensive set of sensory items and written materials that help the most significantly challenged learners increase their curiosity and develop specific skills. Tools in this kit may be used to help create daily schedules, lesson plans, and alternative assessments for play or functional routines.  Among other things included in this kit is the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.  

2014-15 SLK Study Groups

In the 2014-15 school-year Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, both teachers of students with visual impairments and Outreach Programs consultants, conducted a study group to learn more about administration of the assessment included in the SLK. There is no handout for some of these webinars; all the information can be found in the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.

For Credit Indicates content that is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit.
You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

Index

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 1For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 2For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 3For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 4For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 5For Credit

 Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 6For Credit

SLK Study Group 2014-15


Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 1

Original webcast date: 09/22/2014
Description: SLK Study Group is a forum for professional education staff to learn and discuss how to use the Sensory Learning Kit to assess and develop instructional routines for students with visual and multiple impairments. The study group is hosted by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, TVIs and Educational Consultants for Outreach at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Webinar #1 gives an overview of the purpose and structure of, both, the Study Group and the Sensory Learning Kit.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 2

Original webcast date: 10/27/2014
Description: The second study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program Click the Chapters button above to view individual segments: - Welcome & Goals - Sensory Learning Summary - Questions - Final Comments Click the Resources button for a transcript (txt) and/or audio recording (mp3).

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 3

Original webcast date: 11/17/2014
Description: The third study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.For Credit

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 4

Original webcast date: 12/15/2014
Description: The fourth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar discusses the Arousal State Profile, the Sensory Response Record and the Appetite Aversion List.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 5

Original webcast date: 01/26/2015
Description: The fifth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar participants review some video and scoring from a Sensory Response Record.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.For Credit

Downloads: Audio (mp3) Handouts (zip) Transcript (txt)

Sensory Learning Kit Study Group 6

Original webcast date: 03/30/2015
Description: The sixth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar participants review video and scoring from an Arousal State Profile.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.For Credit

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handouts (zip)