Resources for Classroom Teachers

Working with Students who have Multiple Disabilities

General Resources for Working with Students who have Multiple Disabilities

TSBVI’s Index of Resources for Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments
This page, housed on the Texas School for the Blind’s website, provides a comprehensive listing of resources pertaining to teaching students with visual and multiple impairments.

Lilliworks Active Learning Foundation
‘Active Learning’, a term coined by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, describes a learning technique that was developed for use with children who have multiple disabilities.  Active Learning techniques often involve the use of specialized equipment.  This website provides more information about using this approach, as well as an on-line discussion board and a venue from which one can purchase Active Learning equipment and additional resources.

Basic Orientation and Mobility for Students with Multiple Disabilities
This article, written by Fabiana Perla (Optometrist) and Walter Ducret (Overbrook School for the Blind), provides a list of considerations that one should keep in mind when working on O & M skills with children who have multiple disabilities.

TSBVI’s Directory of Standard Tactile Symbols
This site, by the Texas School for the Blind, provides the user with a photographic guide to popular tactile symbols.

SENSwitcher
This program, developed by the Northern Grid for Learning, “is a suite of programs designed to help teach early ICT skills to people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, those who need to develop skills with assistive input devices and very young children new to computers”.  This program can be downloaded onto your computer or run directly from their website and is provided as a free resource for parents, careworkers and teachers.

For more information, please visit our Students with Multiple Disabilities section.