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Perkins School for the Blind and Perkins eLearning bring you this podcast in the hope that by hearing from leaders in the field of visual impairment you'll become better equipped to educate children with vision loss.

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Perkins School for the Blind and Perkins eLearning bring you this podcast in the hope that by hearing from leaders in the field of visual impairment you'll become better equipped to educate children with vision loss.

    How to help your child with CVI - Teamwork

    How to help your child with CVI - Teamwork

    We are continuing our “How to help your child with CVI” series today with “Teamwork” Teamwork is so important in many aspects of our lives, and certainly when it comes to helping a child with CVI. During this podcast you will hear, as always, from Dr. Mary Zatta who will be discussing importance of teamwork and collaboration for children with CVI and strategies that you can use to encourage your child’s team to work together. Then you will hear from some of the parents whose children have CVI as they recount their experiences with their own teams.Also, don’t forget, if you are a professional and would like to earn professional development credits from this series, please visit our website at perkinselearning.orgEnjoy this podcast.

    • 16 min
    How to help your child with CVI - Intervention

    How to help your child with CVI - Intervention

    This weeks podcast is the 3rd in our series “How to help your child with CVI” The past few weeks we have looked at Diagnosis and Assessment, this week the focus will be on Intervention.It is always good to have someone knowledgeable to “Show you the ropes” so to speak. During this podcast, you will learn how to identify intervention strategies and know what qualifications to looks for in a professional provide appropriate services to a child with CVIJust like the last two podcasts, we will hear from Dr. Mary Zatta who will provide information regarding this topic and then hear from parents who will share their experiences in this area.As a reminder, for professionals who are listening to this podcast, you are able to earn professional development credits by completing the self paced tutorial on this subject. For more information, please visit our website at perkisnelearning.org. 

    • 16 min
    How to help your child with CVI - Assessment

    How to help your child with CVI - Assessment

    We are continuing our new series "How to help your child with CVI".  Todays podcast will focus on Educational Assessment.  As with last weeks podcast, you will hear from Dr. Mary Zatta.  She will be discussing the importance of Education Assessments, and then we will hear from parents who will share their experiences in this area.  

    • 15 min
    How to help your child with CVI - Diagnosis

    How to help your child with CVI - Diagnosis

    Hello!  We are starting a new series on this podcast titled "How to help your child with CVI".  This is based on a self-paced tutorial offered at no charge on perkinselearning.org - only in podcast form!  We hope this series will be of help to parents and professionals who may have questions regarding CVI.

    • 14 min
    Guide Dogs for the Blind - with Jake Koch

    Guide Dogs for the Blind - with Jake Koch

    This weeks podcast we will be discussing Guide Dogs.  I had a delightful conversation with Jake Koch, community outreach specialist with Guide Dogs for the blind,  we discussed a variety of topics in regards to guide dogs.  When is a good time to think about getting a guide dog?  Are there things that should be completed prior to getting a guide dog?  Which is better,  guide dog or cane?  All of these and more are discussed during this podcast.  Please enjoy!If you are interested in contacting Jake, please visit Guide Dogs for the Blind website at https://www.guidedogs.com/ 

    • 27 min
    Keeping up with Technology - Ike Presley

    Keeping up with Technology - Ike Presley

    In this podcast, Ike Presley talks about the world of assistive technology and walks us through a range of assistive technology options. He shares some of the strategies involved in conducting an assessment as well as in choosing the right assistive technology tool for the learner. Presley also provides guidance regarding how often learners should be reassessed and resources for staying current with assistive technologies.

    • 28 min

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