MDVI: Student-Centered Strategies and Environmental Adaptations
NEW Course coming Spring 2024 Create comprehensive IEP goals for students with severe multiple disabilities including visual impairments that include several objectives
This online professional development opportunity is tailored for special educators eager to revolutionize their teaching methods for students navigating the sensorimotor stage with visual impairments and multiple disabilities (MDVI). This interactive course takes inspiration from the visionary work of Jan Van Dijk and developmental theorist/pioneer Lev Vygotsky, melding their insights into a framework for child-centered teaching.
Building on her long-standing Perkins eLearning course Teaching Strategies for Students Who are Blind/VI with Multiple Disabilities in the Sensorimotor Stage of Development, Instructor Nathalie de Wit leads you in enhancing your observational skills and creating a responsive environment supporting the education of students with multiple disabilities including sensory impairments. Learn to utilize the Zone of Proximal Development to create meaningful lesson plans and IEP goals for your students.
All roles are welcome! No prior eLearning coursework is required.
Session 1 Cognitive Development
Session 2 Observation Skills
Session 3 Child-Centered Strategy
Session 4 Creating a Responsive Environment
Session 5 Integration
Barrs, M. (2021). Vygotsky the teacher: A companion to his psychology for teachers and other practitioners. Routledge. (Chapter 3 only) Electronic or paperback format.
Chen, D., & Downing, J. E. (2006). Tactile strategies for children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities: Promoting communication and learning skills. American Printing House . (Federal Quota Eligible) Print format.
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