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Subject: Free Course for Service Providers of Young Children with Vision Impairment

Source: Missouri School for the Blind

Intended Audience: Service Providers of Young Children with Vision Impairment

Date: November 2, 2010

Applications are now being accepted for the course Serving Preschoolers, ages three through five, with Vision Impairment in Center-based Settings, with a registration deadline of December 17, 2010.

The course covers topics related to the unique needs of young children (ages three through five) with vision impairment, including: interaction with others (language, social skills, play); literacy issues; determining reading medium; daily living skills; family involvement; cognition and concept development; orientation and mobility (O&M); preschoolers with additional impairments; assessment and the IEP; and choosing school placement and transition.  The course combines self-studies, homework assignments, and two face-to-face sessions with course instructors.  The course is free of charge.

Course dates:   

January 19 (half day), 20 & 21 (full days), 2011 April 27 (half day), 28 & 29 (full days), 2011

For complete announcement text and application, contact Jennie Mascheck, Coordinator, Outreach Services at jmascheck@dese.mo.gov or (314) 776-4320, extension 1250.