Strategies, Tips and Tricks

Interactive Planner for Caregivers


All Your Child’s Info At Your FingerTips

All parents know how difficult it is to keep track of everything going on with their kids. From meals, to medications, to the daily schedule, children’s lives seem every bit as complicated as adults’ – maybe more. When a child has special needs, the complexity […]

Interactive Planner for Caregivers2017-07-13T18:25:14-05:00

Phyl T. Macomber – Teaching Tips Toolbox: Spring 2016


Writing is simply a means for recording information. Who would think that this basic act would be so challenging for students day after day?

ACTION: “Today, we’re going to write a persuasive essay.”
REACTION: “What does ‘persuasive’ mean?”

ACTION: “Let’s grab an iPad from the cart. Today, we are going to start writing our summary of […]

Phyl T. Macomber – Teaching Tips Toolbox: Spring 20162017-06-28T16:11:18-05:00

Wheelchair Mounting Solutions


Have you ever had to figure out how to attach and use a wheelchair mount? For some people, this can be a daunting task, and for others, the idea of wheelchair mounting may make them want to run.

Some of the reasons why wheelchair mounting can be challenging:

  1. Not knowing or understanding […]
Wheelchair Mounting Solutions2017-06-28T16:02:31-05:00

Improving Outcomes for Children with CVI


The following post by Rebecca Fater and Stefanie Cloutier first appeared at the Perkins School for the Blind.


As a young, passionate teacher of the visually impaired in the 1970s, Christine Roman was perplexed by her students with cortical visual impairment (CVI). Unlike children with perceptual vision challenges – for […]

Improving Outcomes for Children with CVI2017-06-28T14:55:20-05:00

Getting Started with PODD with Mary Louise Bertram


Getting Started with PODD by Mary-Louise Bertram. Mary-Louise shares how to get started for those children who will be using direct access on both PODD books from the PODD CD Resource and PODD on high-tech (Grid and Compass). She also shares insights, tips and tricks specifically for children who […]

Getting Started with PODD with Mary Louise Bertram2017-06-28T14:38:44-05:00