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Megan and her family devised a creative plan for their daughter Ava: begin her education in a private placement at a preschool for the blind, but group her with other kids planning to transition to a mainstream kindergarten classroom. Megan explains how the plan worked.
Michelle interviews her son's mainstream kindergarten teacher and asks her how she prepared her classroom for a blind student. She also asks her if she has any advice for other teachers preparing for blind students.
What happens when a child with a disability is in a mainstream classroom? How can teachers accommodate their students with special needs? Lesley Potgieter describes her own experiences as both a disabled student and a teacher.
Creating a plan and a tangible system of communication is the best way to help your child deal with transitions. Using an object calendar or a schedule box can ease your child's discomfort and get you through those challenging days (like during summer vacation) when you have no real routine.
Why is it so hard to find good help? In many states, services for visually impaired children, though mandated through strict federal laws, are very hard to come by. Many parents find themselves battling with their state in order to receive the simplest services, such as the opportunity to meet with a vision specialist once a month.
The Oregon Project is a comprehensive assessment and curriculum designed for use with children birth to six who are blind or visually impaired.
We'll give you some tips on how to teach sighted children about blindness so they can interact with their blind classmates.
So many terms used in the world of disabilities have precise medical (and often legal) definitions. To help you sort it all out, we share this dictionary for parents of kids with disabilities. A handy reference for the difference between akathisia and akinesia, or understanding acronyms in the medical record. Includes specific reference numbers for disabilities legislation
We'll show you how to help therapists and doctors better adapt to working with your blind or visually impaired child.