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  • Resources and Materials
    sheets to accompany each topic in each section of the 2004 SKI HI Curriculum For families to remember key information discussed in each home visit and to write down follow up activity ideas questions and comments 2 tear off pads one for Volume I and one for Volume II Sensory Perspectives Interactive DVD that includes information about deafness blindness and deafblindness Includes simulations of hearing vision and combined vision and hearing losses Eye Conditions 368 page handbook describing conditions including syndromes that may result in an accompanying visual impairment Information on over 100 eye disorders CVI Lecture Series Dr Lea Hyvarinen s Lecture Series 5 part lecture series on CD ROM that includes the following topics 1 General Features and Symptoms of Cortical Visual Impariment CVI 2 Pathways 3 Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity 4 Visual Field and Spatial Awareness and 5 Vision for Communication 2 part Question Answer session with Dr Hyvarinen and Elizabeth Dennison Heritage Helping Early Interventionists Receive Informative Training to Address Grandparent Family Needs 5 DVD set and guidebook containing modules that focus on vital issues for grandparents raising grandchildren with special needs Guidebook includes step by step instructions handouts visuals and activity sheets DVDs include presentations from highly qualified experts and show real life grandparent family situations Other excellent materials available from HOPE Deaf Mentor Curriculum 586 page curriculum containing fully illustrated American Sign Language lessons for families and lessons about early visual communication and Deaf Culture Sign Dictionary over 800 ASL signs ASL For Families Video Series 5 videos containing 37 ASL lessons and ASL Folder Games fun ways for families to learn ASL The VIISA Curriculum 2 volume curriculum containing comprehensive programming for families of infants and young children with vision impairment The INSITE Curriculum 2 volume curriculum containing home based programming for

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  • OUTREACH
    The projects offer information and training for professionals and family members The projects work through state coordinators of early intervention and early childhood education state staff development coordinators state schools for the deaf and the blind and consumer groups to bring their programs into each state and implement them Direct service providers across a state are targeted for training in the particular SKI HI Institute programs selected by that state The training models vary from basic training of direct service providers to further preparing experienced providers to train others Most training is conducted in participating states and some take place at the SKI HI Institute in Logan Utah There are two choices of formats for basic training The first involves only on site training at a central location The second uses a combination of on site with distance education e g homestudy E mail phone Initially training is conducted by national trainers who are employed by the SKI HI Institute These trainers live in various parts of the country and are experienced in the use of the model program they are teaching These individuals work closely with the lead agencies in the state that is receiving training Over time the

    Original URL path: http://www.skihi.org/outreach.html (2016-02-09)
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  • LINKS
    Perkins School for the Blind Project EDIN DEAFBLIND DB LINK National Information Clearinghouse on Children who are Deafblind Texas School for the Blind DEAF HARD OF HEARING Gallaudet University Families Exceptional Parent Family Village A Global Community of Disability Related Resources GENERAL INFORMATION ON YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Kennedy Krieger Institute National Center for Early Development Learning Frank Porter Graham Center at Chapel Hill NC National Information Clearing House on

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  • TESTIMONIALS
    have loved about her is that she is always pointing out positive things about my baby how she sees this or that improvement or pointing out something the baby is doing that I have not noticed She has been wonderful just what we have needed VIISA Program for Visually Impaired M y husband and I feel so blessed to have access to the great resources available They help us understand and effectively deal with our child s special needs Parent receiving AHEAD Program From Interventionists Trained in and Using SKI HI Institute Programs F inally we Deaf adults are being asked to help I feel honored to share my life with these beautiful children and their families They value me and my experiences and I see the parents accepting their child as a deaf child and learning how to communicate with their child and it thrills me This is the best program in the world A Deaf Mentor I have noticed a big change in Jim s progress He has come from crying constantly to actually enjoying doing tasks It s very satisfying to know that I have helped him Child Care Provider receiving AHEAD Program E mpowerment as a teacher of the visually impaired with restored enthusiasm was personally important to me It has been so very long since I received valuable professional development in visual impairment at the preschool level A VIISA Course Participant J ake is really starting to respond to his world He watches people more and responds to them when they talk to him He smiles more and reaches out to them He also plays with his toys more He rolls around to explore his world and touches and feels what he finds An Intervener for a Child who is Deaf Blind I liked the video tapes home assignments group discussions hands on experiences and interaction about real situations I m overwhelmed with all I have learned Fabulous presentations and the materials are incredible I particularly liked the information on hearing aids communication options and the emphasis on the family I liked the opportunity for networking and meeting others in the field who will be good resources The curriculum is a useful tool concise well organized very relevant to my work and gives me a path to follow A SKI HI Training Participant I reflect back on your training and think how positive your trainings really are with the capacity to impact so many hearts in a positive way which is something America desperately needs more of I can t imagine your not getting funded in the future Continue your mission AHEAD Trainers Training Participant From Agencies Using SKI HI Institute Programs T he need for specialized training for paraeducators and their supervisors is important due to lack of existing training programs and the time and schedule constraints of paraeducators Our school has five paraeducators Many are working with young children with sensory impairments and it is important that school personnel be able to communicate

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  • AAHBEI
    and professionals working together to help the children they serve reach their maximum potential AAHBEI offers the first opportunity to join with an organization that addresses the concerns of early home intervention for children with special needs and their families There is no organization like AAHBEI We are the only non profit organization for professionals parents and families that has a special though not exclusive emphasis on the home as

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  • Map
    HI VIISA Deaf Mentor Hawaii SKI HI Deaf Mentor Idaho SKI HI INSITE VIISA Illinois SKI HI Deaf Mentor Indiana VIISA SKI HI Iowa SKI HI Kansas VIISA Kentucky SKI HI Louisiana INSITE SKI HI VIISA AHEAD Maine INSITE Maryland VIISA Massachusetts AHEAD INSITE VIISA SKI HI Michigan AHEAD SKI HI Minnesota Intervener SKI HI Mississippi SKI HI Missouri INSITE SKI HI VIISA Montana SKI HI INSITE VIISA Nevada SKI

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  • TEMPLATE
    challenges families caregivers and service providers already face in nurturing and helping the young child to become all he or she has the potential to be It is to these impacts on children that the SKI HI Institute dedicates its work There are four tasks that constitute the work of the SKI HI Institute The first task is to conduct practical research related to the use of best practices with young children with sensory disabilities and developmental delays and to develop practical intervention strategies programs and resource materials for use by caregivers and service providers of these young children e g teachers paraprofessionals deaf mentors parents interveners therapists in a wide variety of settings e g in the home or other natural settings local school district programs institutions private agencies department of health programs The second task is to apply those best practices and use the above resource materials in the implementation of intervention programs that partner with families caregivers and service providers of young children with sensory disabilities developmental delays and sometimes other disabilities as well The third task is to facilitate the use of these best practices and resource materials by families caregivers and service providers in many

    Original URL path: http://www.skihi.org/Mission.html (2016-02-09)
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  • SKI-HI Institute Newsletter
    information about the 9th Annual Alaska Motorcycle Run Logan Mini Run Home About Us Giving Resources Materials Outreach Training Projects Links HOPE Inc Check out the latest issue of our newletter Click below You will need to download Acrobat Reader

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