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Bibliography - Pupils with Visual Impairment and Additional Difficulties

Books

Aitken, Stuart ... [et al]
Teaching children who are deafblind: contact, communication and learning
David Fulton, 2000
ISBN: 1853466743

Aitken, Stuart & Buultjens, Marianna
Vision for doing: assessing functional vision of learners who are multiply disabled (Sensory Series No 2)
Moray House Publications, 1992
ISBN: 0901580392
Result of 4-year study based on research & in-service work from schools, adult training centres etc. For all who work with young VI & multiply disabled people. Sensory Series No 2.

Aitken, Stuart & Millar, Sally
Listening to children 2004
Sense Scotland & CALL Centre, 2004
ISBN: 1898042268
Practical materials for anyone who wants to listen to and find out the views of children who have communication disabilities. Comprises a book and a CD-ROM.

Aitken, Stuart & Millar, Sally
Listening to children with communication support needs
Sense Scotland & CALL Centre, 2002
ISBN: 1898042203
A profile scheme for recording children's communication styles to enable maximum consultation on the education of all children. Comprises 2 books bound together in a ring binder. Book 1: Are we listening, ISBN 1898042187. Book 2: A rough guide to listening, ISBN: 1898042195.

Bloom, Ylana
Object symbols: a communication option
North Rocks Press, 1990

Bozic, Nick & Murdoch, Heather (Eds)
Learning through interaction: technology and children with multiple disabilities
David Fulton, 1996
ISBN: 1853463779

Buultjens, Marianna & Mason, Heather
Cerebral palsy and visual impairment (CPVI) in children: experience of collaborative practice in Scotland
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2003
ISBN: 0954603605
Explores the collaborative working between professionals involved in the lives of children with cerebral palsy and visual impairments (CPVI)  Provides detailed information on CPVI.

Chen, Deborah & Downing, June E
Tactile strategies for children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities: promoting communication and learning skills
AFB, 2006
ISBN: 9780891288190
Explores the tactile communication options that can be used with children who have a visual impairment and additional disabilities

Clunies-Ross, Louise ... [et al]
Look and touch: play activities and toys for children with visual impairment
RNIB, 1987
Focuses on different play activities, describing how children of different ages & with various eye conditions can be encouraged to develop through play. Includes info on specialist & non-specialist toys useful for VI children.

Dale, F J
Stimulation guide: a sourcebook of suggestions and activities for multi-sensory impaired children and others with developmental difficulties
Woodhead Faulkner, 1990
ISBN: 0859416305
A useful sourcebook of suggestions and activities aimed at increasing the physical and psychological development of multi-sensory impaired children.

de Jong, Coen G A & Neugebauer, Hans
Timely intervention: special help for special needs
Edition Bentheim, 1996
ISBN: 3925265600
International Conference in Bad Berleburg, Nov 26-Dec 2 1995.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Developmental journal for babies and children with visual impairment [Early Support Pilot Programme]
Dept for Education and Skills, 2006
T hese materials are designed for use by families to record the progress of their visually impaired child. It includes advice on what to expect, helps identify problems and provides practical ideas on how to progress to the next stage.
http://www.earlysupport.org.uk/

Erin, Jane N
When you have a visually impaired student with multiple disabilities in your classroom: a guide for teachers
AFB, 2004
ISBN: 0891288732
A guide for teachers to work effectively with students who have visual impairments and additional disabilities.

Fraiberg, Selma
Insights from the blind
Souvenir Press, 1977
ISBN: 0285648497
A psychotherapist's case studies of blind children including those with autistic traits. Series: Human horizons.

Fullwood, Deborah; Harvey, Laine; White, Glen
Living and learning: a guide for parents and educators of young visually impaired children who have additional disabilities
RVIB, 1991
ISBN: 0949390907

Geniale, Tricia
Management of the child with cerebral palsy and low vision: a neurodevelopmental therapy perspective
North Rocks Press, 1991
A book aimed at the multi-disciplinary team who work with children who have cerebral palsy and visual impairment with techniques for working with these children.

Goold, Louise & Hummell, Jill
Supporting the receptive communication of individuals with significant multiple disabilities: selective use of touch to enhance comprehension
North Rocks Press, 1993
ISBN: 0949050040

Goold, Louise; Borbilas, Phyllis; Clarke, Annette; Kane, Carol
Addressing the communication needs of the individual with significant impairments: an ideas kit
North Rocks Press, 1993
ISBN: 0949050032

Lee, Mary & MacWilliam, Lindi
Learning together: a creative approach to learning for children with multiple disabilities and a visual impairment
RNIB, 2002
ISBN: 1858785316
How to create an active learning environment for children with MDVI. This book explains and illustrates methods that have been developed over many years, with children of all ages, at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.

Lee, Mary & MacWilliam, Lindi
Learning together: a creative approach to learning for children with multiple disabilities and a visual impairment (2nd ed)
RNIB, 2008
ISBN: 9781858785318
How to create an active learning environment for children with MDVI. This book explains and illustrates methods that have been developed over many years, with children of all ages, at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.

Lee, Mary & MacWilliam, Lindi
Movement, gesture and sign: an interactive approach to sign communication for children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities
RNIB, 1995
ISBN: 1858780683
Describes an approach to communication developed by staff at Royal Blind School, Edinburgh. Illustrates how a child can develop skills in movement sessions & gradually acquire a sign system specially adapted for VI children.

McDonald, Mary
Which way? A guide for parents of children with multiple disabilities
RNIB, 2003
ISBN: 1858785278
Part of the RNIB's Early years series of publications focusing on the more complex issues that can arise for children with sight problems who have other special needs.

McLinden, Mike & McCall, Stephen
Learning through touch: supporting children with visual impairment and additional difficulties
David Fulton, 2002
ISBN: 185346841X
Written to assist teachers and other professionals who support children with visual impairment and additional disabilities, this text examines the role of touch in teaching and learning.

Millar, Sally
Personal communication passports: guidelines for good practice
CALL Centre, 2003
ISBN: 1898042217
Personal passports are a device for aiding communication with people who have communication difficulties. This book outlines key principles of making and using passports and provides some examples taken from real passports.

Nielsen, Lilli
Are you blind?
SIKON, 1990
ISBN: 8750382705
Promotion of the development of children who are especially developmentally threatened.

Nielsen, Lilli
Early learning, step by step in children with vision impairment and multiple disabilities (3rd ed)
SIKON, 2001
ISBN: 8775460513
Outlines the "Active Learning" method where environmental intervention can help children with MDVI achieve motor skills etc.

Nielsen, Lilli
Educational approaches for visually impaired children
SIKON, 1992
ISBN: 8750395688
Designed for teachers, psychologists, parents, pre-school teachers and others who are involved in caring for visually impaired children.

Nielsen, Lilli
Functional scheme: Levels: 0-48 months
SIKON, 2000
ISBN: 8760188933
A tool for assessing the developmental levels of a learner who irrespective of age and/or handicap(s) has developed to a level between birth and 48 months.

Nielsen, Lilli
Space and self: active learning by means of the Little Room (2nd ed)
SIKON, 2003
ISBN: 8775462060
Designed for teachers, parents, psychologists and others who in some way are involved in caring for multiply disabled children.

Nielsen, Lilli
Comprehending hand
National Board of Social Welfare (SIKON), 1979
ISBN: 8750367909
Developing hand functions with children with visual and multiple impairments.

Ockelford, Adam
Objects of reference: promoting early symbolic communication (3rd ed)
RNIB, 2002
ISBN: 1858785294
Promoting concept development and communication skills with visually impaired children who have learning difficulties.

Porter, Jill & Pease, Laura
Developing whole school policies to meet the needs of pupils with multiple disability and visual impairment: Improving provision for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments
RNIB, 1998
ISBN: 1858781426
Improving provision for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments pack

Porter, Jill & Pease, Laura
Framework for inspecting school provision for pupils with multiple disability and visual impairment: Improving provision for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments
RNIB, 1998
ISBN: 1858781426
Improving provision for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments pack

Porter, Jill & Wrench, Kay
Supporting learning for pupils with visual impairment and multiple disability: technology and other resources: Improving provision for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments
RNIB, 1998
ISBN: 1858781426
Improving provision for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments pack

Rogow, Sally M
Helping the visually impaired child with developmental problems: effective practice in home, school and community
Teachers College Press, 1988
ISBN: 0807729035

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Developing communication: using switches and simple voice output communication aids to promote early communication skills in children with a visual impairment and additional disabilities
RNIB / VITAL, 2002
8 page supplement to Eye contact covers use of switches etc.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Guidelines for teachers and parents of visually handicapped children with additional handicaps
RNIB, nd
Guidance for teachers in special schools who are teaching children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI)

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
New directions: towards a better future for multihandicapped visually impaired children and young people
RNIB, 1990
ISBN: 0901797586
This report lays down a set of principles concerning services for children with MDVI and their families.

Royal National Institute for the Blind & VITAL
Approaches to working with children with multiple disabilities and a visual impairment
RNIB / VITAL, 1998
ISBN: 1858781469
The pack was put together by a group of professionals from the VITAL curriculum group in response to requests for information about specialist strategies and techniques for working with multi-disabled visually impaired children. Includes chapters on Communication, Sensory Stimulation, Environmental Clues and a Meaningful Curriculum. 

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind
Babies like me: a guide for parents of babies who have other disabilities as well as a vision impairment
RVIB, 2002
ISBN: 0949390593
Adapted from "Getting it all together" by Margaret Bull

Sacks, Sharon Z & Silberman, Rosanne K
Educating students who have visual impairments with other disabilities
Paul H Brookes, 1998
ISBN: 1557662800
A hands-on resource, this book provides invaluable information for professionals who serve students who have visual impairments with other disabilities and their families from infancy to adulthood. Practical suggestions for students with deafblindness, learning, orthopaedic or neurological disabilities and emotional and behaviour problems.

University of Birmingham.  School of Education
Developing effective practice in the use of low vision aids for children with multiple disabilities and a visual impairment: Final report for the Nuffield Auxilliary fund
University of Birmingham, 2001
ISBN: 0704423111
Final report for the Nuffield Auxilliary fund

Wainer, Hilary; Stormont, Bobbie; Marks, Christine
TAC PAC: communication through touch
TAC PAC, nd
"Tactile approach to communication" Set of audio CDs, Activity cards and manual. http://www.tacpac.co.uk/

Warwick University
Sensory impairment with multi-handicap: current philosophies and new approaches: a European conference, Warwick University, 6-11 Aug 1989: Programme
International Association for the Education of the Deaf-Blind, 1989

Wyman, Rosalind
Making sense together: practical approaches to supporting children who have multisensory impairments
Souvenir Press, 2000
ISBN: 0285635107
Update and partial rewrite of "Multiply handicapped children"

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Videos

Brown, Ann
Twinkle: a musical stimulation video for young people with severe disabilities
Soundabout, [2001]
Twinkle's slow pace and deliberate silences between episodes give the young viewer a chance to absorb the story in separate chunks. Images and music start and stop together enhancing listening and looking skills.

Lee, Mary & MacWilliam, Lindi
Movement, gesture and sign: an interactive approach to sign communication for children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities
Moray House Institute of Education, 1996
Describes an approach to communication developed by staff at Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.  Illustrates how a child can develop skills in movement sessions & gradually acquire a sign system specially adapted for VI children.

Nielsen, Lilli
Perceptualizing aids: why, how and when? Options for therapy for children with multiple disabilities, with or without visual impairment
SIKON, 2000
Accompanied by a booklet

Scottish Sensory Centre
Let me see: the importance of positioning for young people with visual impairment and cerebral palsy
Moray House Institute of Education, 1998

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Assessment Materials

Nielsen, Lilli
FIELA curriculum: 730 learning environments = The flexible individual enriched level appropriate curriculum
SIKON, 1998
ISBN: 8760175338
Comprises a book, a catalogue and a velcro board, made to ensure that the child with one or several disabilities can access an individual learning programme which will match his developmental level, his needs for learning and his interests.

Stillman, Robert
Callier-Azusa Scale
Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 1977
Assessment of deafblind and multisensory impaired

Stillman, Robert & Battle, Christy
Callier-Azusa Scale (H): Scales for the assessment of communicative abilities
Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 1985

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Articles

Burbage, Richard
Shakespeare at secondary school
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p18-20
Teacher has adapted a number of Shakespeare's plays for a class of secondary age pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Donaldson, Marion
Changing support needs: a few thoughts
Eye Contact Summer 2005, No 42, p15-17
Looks at the transition issues faced by a 14 year old girl with cerebral palsy and a cortical visual impairment.

Dunnett, Jenefer
Claire's little room
Special Children October 1995, p27-31
Describes the use of a "Little Room" with a young girl who has a visual impairment and additional disabilities.

Evans, Jane
Developing the use of touch
Focus Sept 1995, No 16, p1-5
Encouraging development of tactile sessions and use of objects of reference, particularly with people who are tactile defensive.

Fenwick, Maggi
Multisensory sensitive stories
Eye Contact Summer 2005, No 42, p12-14
Multisensory storytelling techniques are used to explain difficult issues such as growing up, sexuality, bereavement and loss.  Sensitive Stories Project  is being developed by PAMIS.

Foster, Mary
Sexuality and relationships: supporting young people with multi-sensory impairment
Eye Contact Summer 2005 , No 42, p5-8
Supporting young people with multi-sensory impairments in learning about their bodies, emotions, sexuality and relationships with others.

Jones, Angela
Kirsty's story: living with Fraser syndrome
Visability Spring 2005, No 43, p20-24
About the progress made by a child with a rare condition which means that she has multiple disabilities in addition to a visual impairment.

Knight, Caroline
Moon: a route to communication and literacy
Focus July 1998 , No 24, p1-8
Looks at the place of Moon to improve communication and literacy of people with visual impairment and severe learning difficulties.

Longhorn, Flo
Assessing happiness for very special learners
Information Exchange Summer 2010, Vol 81, p9-12
Looks at how to identify and respond to different emotions in children with multiple disabilities.

Longhorn, Flo
Making a mark on the world
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p8-10
Encouraging meaningful mark-making with students who have multiple disabilities.

MacEwan, Katriona
Radio resource for the classroom
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p13-15
Using radio storytelling to stimulate children's listening skills.

Mansell, Bobby
Physiotherapy assessment: useful pointers
Focus Feb 1997, No 20, p2-8
Looks at a physiotherapy assessment of two young women with cerebral palsy.

Masters, Anne
Planning for a sight test: my way
Focus June 1997, No 21, p1-8
Describes the challenges of giving eye tests to people with learning difficulties.

McCall, Steve
Moon: where are we and where are we going?
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p10-12
Developments in the form of tactile communication, Moon and the arrival of "Dotted" Moon.

Miles, Barbara
Talking the language of the hands
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p26-27
Looks at how visually impaired children use their hands to communicate and gather information.

Nielsen, Lilli
Communication: a basic part of active learning
Information Exchange Spring 2010, Vol 80, p16-18
Lilli describes her groundbreaking work into communication with children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities.

Nielsen, Lilli
Communication: a basic part of active learning: part two
Information Exchange Summer 2010, Vol 81, p7-8
Lilli describes her groundbreaking work into communication with children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities.

Panter, Anna
Let the fun begin: communicating through touch the TACPAC way
Eye Contact Summer 2004 , No 39, p31-34
A programme of music and tactile experiences for children with profound and multiple disabilities as a means of promoting body awareness and improving communication.

Stanton, Marion
Differentiating the curriculum for children with complex needs
Eye Contact Summer 2005, No 42, p33-35
Methods for including children with complex needs in the curriculum.

Walter, Richard
Using ICT to develop literacy skills with students who have complex learning difficulties
Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p5-7
Using technology to access learning for children who have a variety of disabilities including sensory impairments.