September 9, 2019
This week on the podcast, we speak to Karen Blankenship, an incredibly knowledgable vision itinerant teacher with many years of experience, including working closely with Dr Anne Corn, a recent guest of the podcast. Our chat with Karen has been broken into two parts; assessment tools and the Expanded Core Curriculum for students who are blind or have low vision. This episode looks at the Expanded Core Curriculum, and how it should always be included for a student who is blind or has low vision.
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Resources: http://earubric.com/ | Perkins Learning Class https://www.perkinselearning.org/earn-credits/online-class/essential-assessments
September 2, 2019
The LOCHI study is a population-based longitudinal study that prospectively evaluates the development of a group of Australian children with hearing loss as they grow up. This study is unique in its inclusion of children whose hearing loss was diagnosed through either Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS), or standard care; and all of whom access the same post-diagnostic services provided by the national audiological service provider, Australian Hearing. This means that their results can be fairly compared, whenever and wherever their hearing loss was discovered. Today’s discussion features Vivienne Marnane who will report on the psychosocial development of children in the study.
Transcript: Click here to download! | LOCHI website: https://www.outcomes.nal.gov.au/
August 26, 2019
The NDIS can feel confusing and frustrating. RIDBC’s resident NDIS guru, Stefania, will help you to navigate the whole process from disability identification to spending the money on your successful plan.
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August 19, 2019
What do we mean when we talk about visual independence for students who are Blind or Vision Impaired? Is this something that can be taught? Is there a sequence we should follow? Thought leader Dr Anne Corn shares her thoughts in this fascinating episode!
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August 12, 2019
Technology has brought about many changes in our lives, particularly for people with a disability. This week, we speak with Mike Corrigan from the RIDBC School Services (VI) team and explore some of the ways technology has supported the independence of people who are blind or have vision impairment.
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August 5, 2019
Life’s not easy when you’re a teenager – and if you’re deaf or hard of hearing, it can be even trickier. Hear for You provide mentor and support to make the bumpy teenage ride a little smoother!
This week, we speak with David Brady, CEO of Hear for You, about the importance of mentoring for deaf teenagers.
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July 29, 2019
What is a wearable white cane? Can we support the early orientation and mobility development of infants and toddlers with vision impairment and blindness? Listen in to find out more!
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July 22, 2019
Think you aren’t a maths person and don’t have a ‘maths brain’? Lynelle Campbell thinks its all a matter of the right kind of numeracy education! Listen in to her thoughts in this week’s podcast!
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Course information: https://bit.ly/2SAwWQI
July 15, 2019
In this week's episode, we speak with returning guest, Andrew Kendrick, who talks with us about experience books, and their relevance in language and listening skills.
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July 8, 2019
Today, we speak to Dr. Amy Szarkowski , a psychologist who specializes in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Amy serves as the Clinical Director for the Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf, and speaks with us today about the importance of pragmatics.
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