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 Active Engagement Workshop

Active Engagement for Students with Multiple Disabilities: Using the Sensory Learning Kit

Sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind in association with Atlanta Public Schools and the Georgia Department of Education.


March 6, 2017


Instructional Services Center

433 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310


Millie Smith

Local Contact:

Tamara Greenwood (


Students with visual and multiple impairments have very unique educational needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor stage, regardless of chronological age, they learn about their worlds and develop basic skills by participating in experiences that allow them to use sensing and acting systems. Barriers to learning imposed by sensory, cognitive, and motor impairments must be overcome by teams of professionals who can use research-based strategies to design highly effective instructional activities.


1.       Participants will identify the characteristics of learning at the sensorimotor stage.

2.       Participants will identify the specific components of sensing and acting systems related to developing skills.

3.       Participants will assess educational priorities using tools designed for sensorimotor learners.

4.       Participants will examine strategies for designing instructional activities that provide the repetition and consistency required for overcoming barriers to learning at these stages.


8:30 - 9:00 Sign-in and Lunch Payment*

9:00-12:00 - Sessions

  • Sensing, acting, and cognitive development
  • Contexts: People, objects, actions, and places
  • Skills: Cognitive, communication, social, and motor
  • Participation levels: Attention, exploration, and function

12:00-1:00 Lunch(Catered*)

1:00-4:00 – Session(s)

  • Assessing needs at the sensorimotor stage
  • Designing instruction using sensorimotor routines

Registration Link​ (Space is limited to 60)


*Meals are preselected at registration. Cash payment is expected the morning of the training. Exact Change is expected. Meals are $...... (taxes included)