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.
Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
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.
Participants will identify the characteristics of learning at
the sensorimotor stage.
Participants will identify the specific components of sensing
and acting systems related to developing skills.
Participants will assess educational priorities using tools
designed for sensorimotor learners.
Participants will examine strategies for designing instructional
activities that provide the repetition and consistency required for overcoming
barriers to learning at these stages.
- 9:00 Sign-in and Lunch Payment*
- Sensing, acting, and cognitive development
- Contexts: People, objects, actions, and places
- Skills: Cognitive, communication, social, and motor
- Participation levels: Attention, exploration, and function
- Assessing needs at the sensorimotor stage
- Designing instruction using sensorimotor routines
are preselected at registration. Cash payment is expected the morning of the
training. Exact Change is expected. Meals are $...... (taxes