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Pediatric Visual Impairment Research

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Recorded Webinars

“Boehm-3 Preschool” Training Webinar

WEBINAR: The Boehm-3 Preschool (available from American Printing House for the Blind) is the only validated tactual assessment for this population. Administration tips for the Boehm-3 preschool Tactile and Big Picture version.

“Boehm-3 Preschool” Training Webinar
From Hospital to Home: Using Early Visual Functioning to Support Families Webinar

WEBINAR: Early visual skills in pre-term and full-term infants are an early sensory system to develop to support the infant’s learning potential. In this presentation, Dr. Catherine Smyth, Director of Research at Anchor Center for Blind Children, will describe the project, and report on their current findings.

NAVEG Project Webinar

Articles

Fall 2019: Early Childhood Special Issue

It's More than a Touch: Early Tactual Development in Infants and Toddlers by Catherine Smyth, PhD; Director of Research; Anchor Center for Blind Children

It’s More than a Touch: Early Tactual Development in Infants and Toddlers
A Validation of the Tactile Edition of the Boehm-3 Preschool

The purpose of this research was to conduct a validation study of the Boehm-3 Preschool tactile version, which was designed to allow young children with visual impairment and who use their tactile abilities as their primary modality to discover and interpret the world to demonstrate knowledge of concept understanding.

A Validation of the Tactile Edition of the Boehm-3 Preschool
Family voices at mealtime: Experiences with young children with visual impairment

Long before the Mealtimes Routines Intervention project (see below), the staff at Anchor Center for Blind Children began to explore mealtime experiences with families thorough a Gerber Foundation grant.

Family voices at mealtime: Experiences with young children with visual impairment

Other Research Information

Mealtime Routines Visual Impairment Intervention

This project was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and housed at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. It seeked to create an evidence- and practice-based intervention for infants and toddlers with visual impairment and to assist their families in developing realistic goals in the areas of developmental mealtime skills such as using utensils and self-feeding, eating a variety of food choices, fostering positive communication between caretakers and babies, and creating positive mealtime environments. Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment who provide Early Intervention home-based services (TSVI-EIs) use an iterative process to implement the MRVI Intervention supporting families through mealtime routines. The process permits feedback to constantly adjust interventions based on best practices.

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