Sensory Learning Kit: Enhancing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Complex Sensory Needs

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Session Dates

Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Friday October 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

Students who are deaf-blind have complex instructional needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor stage of cognitive development, 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:

  1. Identify the characteristics of learning at the sensorimotor stage.
  2. Identify the specific components of sensing and acting systems related to developing skills and concepts.
  3. Determine priority educational needs using tools designed for sensorimotor stage learners.
  4. Describe strategies for designing instructional activities that provide the repetition and consistency required for overcoming barriers to learning at these stages.


Target Audience

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of-Hearing; Speech Language Therapist; Occupational Therapist; Physical Therapists


Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Mildred (Millie) Smith, M.Ed., TVI

Event Contact:


Debbie Parra


Jennifer Edgar
800-441-3215 x 7218