February 25, 2020
Hello and Welcome to Perkins eLearning to go – this is Valerie. What will we listen to today? Well, I had the opportunity to talk with a very special person. She has spent over 30 years as a speech pathologist and has spanned states to focus on teaching children, with multiple disabilities- including deafblindness, visual impairment and autism how to communicate. We at Perkins eLearning are honored to have her instruct one of our courses “Autism and Visual Impairment, The Better together curriculum”. And to top all this off, she is an amazing person and wonderful to speak with. Of course I am talking about Linda Hagood. I was joined by my colleague, Robin Sitten, for this interview and had a wonderful conversation with Linda.
Please visit the micro-site for Linda's work here
January 28, 2020
Lotfi Merabet joins us and discusses his journey to becoming interested in CVI, successes he recognizes with research in this area, and what is happening now and what is in store for the future?
Dr. Merabet is an optometrist-scientist and is active in clinical research relating to individuals' adaptations to blindness. As director of the Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity, Dr. Merabet's main research interests include the development of assistive technology for the blind and understanding how the brain adapts to the loss of sight (both from ocular and brain-related causes). (Massachusetts Eye & Ear)
Click here for an accessible transcript on the Perkins eLearning website
January 21, 2020
Today we bring you one of our pre-recorded webinars. This one is titled Considerations for Reducing Complexity with the Home which was presented by Marguerite Tibaudo
Marguerite Tibaudo reviews the complications that complex environments pose for children who have CVI, specifically targeting the home environment, and provide discussion points on the development of creating visually accessible environments with an emphasizes on teaching strategies to build compensatory skill development.
Marguerite is a CVI mentor and lead teacher with Perkins school for the blind.
January 7, 2020
Today is the third podcast in our College Success series. Leslie Thatcher and Kate Katulak are back to discuss orientation and mobility and how important these skills are for independent living. This is a big topic so they brought along an expert, HuyenTran Vo an orientation and mobility specialist here at Perkins. I have relinquished my microphone to them and have asked them to make the podcast their own. It is an interesting discussion, I hope you enjoy it.
Click here for an accessible transcript of this episode on the Perkins eLearning website
December 10, 2019
On today’s podcast we have some familiar voices, Leslie Thatcher and Kate Katulak are back to discuss transitioning to college. Today’s topic? Technology. As you can imagine, technology is extremely important for any college bound young adult, but this is especially important for those with a visual impairment. Leslie and Kate will discuss this and the importance of learning the basics of technology from an early age, what they should be learning, and who should be teaching them
Click here for an accessible transcript of this episode on the Perkins eLearning website.