June 23, 2020
We are continuing our “How to help your child with CVI” series today with “Teamwork”
Teamwork is so important in many aspects of our lives, and certainly when it comes to helping a child with CVI. During this podcast you will hear, as always, from Dr. Mary Zatta who will be discussing importance of teamwork and collaboration for children with CVI and strategies that you can use to encourage your child’s team to work together.
Then you will hear from some of the parents whose children have CVI as they recount their experiences with their own teams.
Also, don’t forget, if you are a professional and would like to earn professional development credits from this series, please visit our website at perkinselearning.org
Enjoy this podcast.
June 19, 2020
This weeks podcast is the 3rd in our series “How to help your child with CVI” The past few weeks we have looked at Diagnosis and Assessment, this week the focus will be on Intervention.
It is always good to have someone knowledgeable to “Show you the ropes” so to speak. During this podcast, you will learn how to identify intervention strategies and know what qualifications to looks for in a professional provide appropriate services to a child with CVI
Just like the last two podcasts, we will hear from Dr. Mary Zatta who will provide information regarding this topic and then hear from parents who will share their experiences in this area.
As a reminder, for professionals who are listening to this podcast, you are able to earn professional development credits by completing the self paced tutorial on this subject. For more information, please visit our website at perkisnelearning.org.
June 9, 2020
We are continuing our new series "How to help your child with CVI". Todays podcast will focus on Educational Assessment. As with last weeks podcast, you will hear from Dr. Mary Zatta. She will be discussing the importance of Education Assessments, and then we will hear from parents who will share their experiences in this area.
June 3, 2020
Hello! We are starting a new series on this podcast titled "How to help your child with CVI". This is based on a self-paced tutorial offered at no charge on perkinselearning.org - only in podcast form! We hope this series will be of help to parents and professionals who may have questions regarding CVI.
May 26, 2020
This weeks podcast we will be discussing Guide Dogs. I had a delightful conversation with Jake Koch, community outreach specialist with Guide Dogs for the blind, we discussed a variety of topics in regards to guide dogs. When is a good time to think about getting a guide dog? Are there things that should be completed prior to getting a guide dog? Which is better, guide dog or cane? All of these and more are discussed during this podcast. Please enjoy!
If you are interested in contacting Jake, please visit Guide Dogs for the Blind website at
May 20, 2020
In this podcast, Ike Presley talks about the world of assistive technology and walks us through a range of assistive technology options. He shares some of the strategies involved in conducting an assessment as well as in choosing the right assistive technology tool for the learner. Presley also provides guidance regarding how often learners should be reassessed and resources for staying current with assistive technologies.
May 14, 2020
Charlotte Cushman is back on the podcast to discuss Virtual ExCEL Academy. As you will hear, this virtual classroom is available at no charge to students, teachers, parents, or anyone who is interested in attending. If you are interested: https://www.aph.org/join-virtual-lessons-for-at-home-education/
It is always a delight to speak with Charlotte.
May 5, 2020
Today we have a special guest. Kelly Fonner took some time to talk with me. Kelly is a self-employed consultant and trainer in assistive and educational technology. As you will learn, she has a well developed career in assistive technologies spanning over 30 years. She and I spoke about her journey, and discussed the needs for classroom today, and also what is the latest trends in assistive technology?
April 28, 2020
Karen Wolffe, Ph.D. describes the importance of career education for students who are blind or visually impaired. Dr. Wolffe describes the importance of starting very early in a child’s development in order for the student to develop the necessary skills to achieve success in the future.
In addition she talks about the “golden opportunity” of career awareness and the role this instruction plays in the student’s dreams and choices they make for the future.
April 14, 2020
Welcome to Perkins eLearning to go! Todays podcast will be a reboot of one of our webcasts. In this webcast, Lucia Hasty discusses teaching children with visual impairments braille. We have many requests for courses on this, so I hope this podcast will be helpful.