Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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12 VIDBE-Q Volume 63 Issue 3 Begin the New School Year with New Intervention Strategies Kathy Boisvert, Ph.D., TVI Blackstone-Millville Regional School District Integrated Early Childhood Teacher kboisvert@bmrsd.net As we begin to plan for the new school year, it is always helpful to feel rejuvenated. This article is going to highlight some strategies that may prove beneficial in inspiring educators in creating more engaging tactile representations for our students with visual impairments. After 20 years in education and more than 9 years as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, I have worked with children whose ages ranged from preschool to grade 5. Over the years, I have found some unique techniques that have allowed me to create informative and engaging tactile representations for individuals with visual impairments. I believe that we must remember that is not just the tactile designs that we create, but how we introduce them to our students. In the article titled, "Early Tactile Learning," Cleveland and Sewell (2009) provide a description of tactual learning as follows: Tactual learning is not the same as visual learning, and it necessitates a lot more touching than we are typically used to. Tactual learning requires that information be gained by exploration of one aspect of an object at a time and piecing it together to

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