Guides and Books

Charge Syndrome Fact Sheet

Information about children with CHARGE Syndrome

Parent Road Map

A guide to raising a child with combined hearing and vision loss.

Students with Cochlear Implants:    

​These guidelines are designed to facilitate discussion among professionals and families for the purpose of monitoring educational programming and supports for communication  access for students with cochlear implants.

​Innovation Configuration for Evidence-Based Practices for Students With Sensory Impairments

The test of any intervention or procedure is evidence—not “whatever works” but “what works.” There may be more information about the effectiveness of various consumer products than the methods we use to teach children and youth with sensory impairments.This paper features an innovation configuration (IC) matrix that can guide teacher preparation professionals in the development of appropriate content for evidence-based practices (EBPs) for students with sensory impairments.

Learn more about IC and EBP

Journal of Deafblind Studies on Communication

This journal foregrounds knowledge that is developing in a new academic study-line that focuses on communication and deafblindness from various theoretical perspectives. The study-line is connected to the International Master in Pedagogical Sciences on Communication and Deafblindness at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars aids families in working with school personnel to create educational plans 
that will lead to inclusive educational programs. It helps families with planning positive transitions 
for young children with disabilities.

  • Family members can work with teachers, community members, and their child's  peers to complete the maps and supporting materials prior to attending a transition meeting for their child.
  • Service providers can use the material to understand a family's desires and expectations  regarding their child's future.
  • Information from the Reach for the Stars process can be utilized as part of the child's functional assessment to facilitate the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)  or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Learn more about Reach for the Stars

Curriculum Framework

  • Assessment: the process of gathering comprehensive information about children to guide  educational programming decisions.
  • Scope and Sequence: refers to the skills children should learn and the order in which they should learn them.
  • Activities and Instruction: includes the contexts in which instruction occurs, as well as  the strategies for providing instruction.
  • Performance Monitoring: (progress monitoring) data on children's performance should be  collected on a regular (ongoing) basis.