Staff Blog

Gloria: The importance of having the disability of deaf-blindness “checked” in the IEP

03/02/2011 12:29
by Gloria Rodriguez-Gil, Educational Specialist As I was preparing for a couple of presentations on deaf-blindness (i.e., definition, characteristics, challenges, etc.), I was reminded of the fact that the great majority of the students who are deaf-blind have additional disabilities, more than 90%...

Gloria: Infant Massage

02/14/2011 11:30
By Gloria Rodriguez-Gil, Educational Specialist At the 15th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium, Mindy Zlotnick of San Francisco Unified School District's Early Start program gave a presentation on infant massage. She provided information on the importance of infant massage and tips on...

Gloria: Current Generation of Tablet Computers and Deaf-Blindness

01/21/2011 12:50
(You may comment on this blog entry - see below.) How can some of the children who are deaf-blind take advantage of the current generation of tablet computers? My colleague Cristi Saylor (DHH teacher) brought to my attention an internet news clip showing an application software, or an “app”, that...

David: CVI and CHARGE

10/21/2010 12:11
Recently several people have asked me if Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is part of the spectrum of anomalies in CHARGE syndrome, or if it is possible to have both CHARGE syndrome and CVI. In an article about vision issues in CHARGE syndrome that I wrote for our CDBS newsletter reSources (Winter...

Gloria: Looking for Balance Between the Quality of the Interaction and Skill Development

10/05/2010 13:43
An important part of my work is to observe interactions between teachers and students in order to give recommendations to improve the quality of the service delivery. Despite the fact that these interactions are the basis on which all learning is built, I have noticed a recurring problem: teachers...