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A Publication about Visual Impairments and Deafblindness for Families and Professionals

FAMILY WISDOM

  • Life After Graduation

    • Abstract: A young woman who is a TSBVI graduate describes her experience since graduation.
    • Audio: Life After Graduation
  • The Possibilities are Endless

    • Abstract: A parent shares how her family finds opportunity for the Expanded Core Curriculum in her son’s participation in athletic events.
    • Audio: The Possibilities are Endless
  • Futures Planning Led Us to Touch Base: Center for the DeafBlind

    • Abstract: The author shares her family’s experience in establishing a non-profit organization to provide adult services specifically geared for people with Ness.
    • Audio: Futures Planning Led Us to Touch Base
  • Texas Chargers: Our Family's Journey Finding a Community of Support

    • Abstract: The author shares her family’s experience finding resources and connections through the Texas Chargers family organization.
    • Audio: Texas Chargers
  • Making the Switch to StarPlus: Here's Our Experience!

    • Abstract: A parent describes her positive experience switching from a Medicaid waiver program to StarPlus as her son reached age 21.
    • Audio: Making the Switch to StarPlus
  • The Visual World in the Eyes of a Blind Child

    • Abstract: A woman who is blind describes how her family helped her to learn about the world around her.
    • Audio: The Visual World in the Eyes of a Blind Child

EFFECTIVE PRACTICES

  • A Developmental Sequence for Teaching Tactile Skills

    • Abstract: This article is a follow-up to “The Development of Tactile Skills” published in the last issue of TX SenseAbilities. It describes the importance of following a developmental sequence for teaching the use of tactile skills and provides another way of thinking about the progression of skills needed to be a proficient tactile learner.
    • Audio: A Developmental Sequence for Teaching Tactile Skills
  • Let's Talk DeafBlind Eligibility: FAQ

    • Abstract: This FAQ article answers basic questions about student eligibility as DeafBlind and when it is recommended for a student to have a Deafblind label.
    • Audio: Let's Talk DeafBlind Eligibility
  • Suggested Resources for New TVIs and COMS: Adding and Maintaining Your Instructional Toolbox

    • Abstract: This article begins a new series of newsletter articles describing important resources for VI professionals, especially those who are new to the field of visual impairments. Additional resources will be added in each issue with links for accessing those materials.
    • Audio: Suggested Resources
  • An Administrator's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices for Students with DeafBlindness

    • Abstract: This article provides a guide to aid administrators in addressing issues and practices related to students with DeafBlindness. It specifically focuses on IEP development and instruction for students with DeafBlindness.
    • Audio: An Administrator's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices for Students with DeafBlindness

NEWS AND VIEWS