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Outreach staff and others regularly develops materials on a wide variety of topics related to visual impairments and deafblindness.  Many of these are originally published in TX SenseAbilites our quarterly newsletter and are available in both English and Spanish versions.  Others are developed for use in training activities. 

We also have "favorite" articles reprinted from other sources or available on the web and books that we like to reference and share with others. 

Below are a number of downloadable lists with links on a variety of topics:

Active Learning

Visit our Active Learning page for a list of articles and other resources

Behavior and Communication

A Standard Tactile Symbol System: Graphic Language for Individuals who are Blind and Unable to Learn Braille

Communication Based Routines

Conversations without Language: Building Quality Interactions with Children Who are Deaf-Blind

Issues Regarding the Assessment of Vision Loss in Regard to Sign Language, Fingerspelling, Speechreading, and Cued Speech for the Student with Deafblindness

Learning to Communicate: Strategies for Developing Communication with Infants Whose Multiple Disabilities Include Visual Impairment and Hearing Loss

Looking at Self-Stimulation in the Pursuit of Leisure or I'm Okay, You Have a Mannerism

Non-verbal Communication:  Cues, Signals and Symbols

Teaching Your Blind Baby Sign

What a Concept!

Interactions, Routines and Calendars

Calendar information from the Communication for Children with Deafblindness or Visual and Multiple Impairments website

Interaction and Bonding information from the Communication for Children with Deafblindness or Visual and Multiple Impairments website

Routines information from the Communication for Children with Deafblindness or Visual and Multiple Impairments website

Communication Based Routines

Let Me Check My Calendar

Literacy

Early Literacy: Braille and the Young Child

Braille/Print Literacy Issues and the Learning Media Assessment

Building Fluency

Essential Literacy Experiences for Visually Impaired Children

Technology to Promote Literacy:  Ideas for Meaningful Literacy Activities

Low Vision

Goals and Objectives for Telescope Use

Information for General Education Teachers on Telescope Use

Lesson Progression for Telescope Instruction

Magnifier Lessons

Motor and O&M

Orientation And Mobility (O&M): The Early Years Of Infancy Through Preschool

The Roots Of Orientation And Mobility: Birth to Three Years

Using Routines In Orientation And Mobility Lessons To Encourage Purposeful Movement With Infants And Toddlers

STAAR-ALT

STAAR-ALT Standards-based Goals (TETN Handout)