Sensing, Acting, Learning: Strategies for Learners with Multiple Impairments (Presenter: Millie Smith) (Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness)


Students with visual and multiple impairments have very unique educational needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor and early preoperational stages, 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.

About the Speaker
Millie Smith is a consultant for students with visual and multiple impairments. She is the co-author of the AER Warren Bledsoe Award winning book, Visual and Multiple Impairments: A Resource Guide. After nearly thirty years of teaching and outreach consulting at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Millie became a consultant with the American Printing House for the Blind. In that capacity, she wrote the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK) Guidebook and Routines book. Her APH product, SAM: Symbols and Meaning is a program designed to address the needs of students with visual and multiple impairments who have mastered SLK level skills

This workshop is for teachers, parents, interveners, paraprofessionals, SLPs, OTs, PTs, TVIs, TDHH. This is a 2-day training.

The Virginia Deaf-Blind Project will also be hosting an event on the evening of July 17th, for those interested in participating in the “Virginia Deaf-Blind Community of Practice. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Sign up form (


7/17/2018 9:00 AM - 7/18/2018 4:00 PM


Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Staunton, Virginia


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Deaf-Blind Elementary Hearing Impairment High School Instructional Strategies Intellectual Disabilities Middle School Orthopedic Impairment Parent/Family Preschool Vision Impairment