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A Parents’ Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments

A Parents’ Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments (PAIVI), written by Deborah Chen, Gail Calvello, and Clare Taylor Friedman, is an updated version of the original Parents and Visually Impaired Infants publication.

This item is made to order and is non-refundable.


Catalog Number: F-B0021-00

Authors: Susan Laventure

ISBN: 978-0-89128-892-3

Product Description

This set of materials is designed to help parents and teachers of infants who are visually impaired become involved as primary members of the intervention team.

The original materials (PAVII) were created as a part of a 3-year project of the Blind Babies Foundation with support from the U.S. Department of Education.

PAIVI materials are available as a complete kit or as a set of parent booklets only.

To view the Table of Contents, please see the “Includes” section.

  • Preface

    Beginning the Adventure: An Introduction


    About the Contributors

    Chapter 1: Special Education Services: What Parents Need to Know

    Chapter 2: Start at the Beginning: The Importance of Early Intervention

    Chapter 3: Assessment: Identifying Your Child’s Needs

    Chapter 4: The Individualized Education Program: Blueprint for Services

    Chapter 5: Related Services: Addressing Additional Needs

    Chapter 6: Accommodations and Adaptations: Gaining Access to the Curriculum

    Chapter 7: From Regular Classroom to Specialized Program: Exploring the Options for Your Child

    Chapter 8: Additional Disabilities: Special Considerations for Classroom and Community

    Chapter 9: Transition: Planning for the World Beyond School

    Chapter 10: Negotiation and Advocacy: Parents as Key Players




    Narrative Descriptions

  • Federal Quota Funds: Not Available

    Authors/Editors: Susan Laventure

    Publication Date: 2007

    • Parent Assessment of Needs (PAN): An ecological inventory that helps parents to identify and prioritize home-based goals and objectives for their infants, which may be identified as outcomes on the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
    • Parent Observation Protocol (POP): This section encourages parent observation of self and child through video and identifies teaching strategies to facilitate early learning experiences.
    • PAIVI Assessment Guides: When appropriate, very young children may be assessed on their functional use of vision, hearing, communication, and on their interaction with objects using PAIVI screening checklists.
    • The Art of Home Visiting: A resource for teachers certified in visual impairments, early childhood special educators, public health nurses, and others who work with families in their homes.
    • CD-ROM contains a BRF in Unified English Braille (UEB) and an HTML file of the manual and PDF files of the assessment forms.PAIVI Parent Booklet Set (included in kit, also available separately):
    • Learning Together: A Parent Guide to Socially Based Routines for Very Young Children with Visual Impairments: This booklet offers strategies for parents to embed learning opportunities within everyday activities such as mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, playtime, storytime, and going out.
    • Getting Ready for Preschool: A Parent Guide to Transition: This booklet discusses moving from early intervention to preschool services.
    • CD-ROM contains a BRF in Unified English Braille (UEB) and an HTML file of each booklet.
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