• Cortical Vision Impairment: Assessment and Intervention
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    Cortical Vision Impairment: Assessment and Intervention

    NARRATOR: The name “Perkins” carved in stone. Below a gothic tower, a boy navigates with a cane. CVI is a brain-based visual impairment– it’s also called cerebral visual impairment, you’ll hear it called both– and it’s the processing of the visual information that is not happening for children. And vision is processed in, like, 30 different parts of your brain, and some do… some do movement, some do color, some do form, and certain areas are not working for children. So we’re really looking at how the vision is process, how the child understands the visual parts of the world. CVI is really the leading cause of visual impairment in…

  • Transitioning from Early Intervention to Pre-School
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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Pre-School

    NARRATOR: The name “Perkins” carved in stone. Below a gothic tower, a boy navigates with a cane. Introduction by Dorinda Rife, executive director of National Education Programs at Perkins School for the Blind. Everything is a transition, moving from infant/toddler services in the home to being in a preschool with other children. Stepping on a school bus for the first time is a transition into the next step. Moving from middle school to high school, which is often a pretty scary time for parents to think about their children moving on to, that’s a transition that we’re preparing for very early on by teaching kids good mobility skills, good daily…

  • Planting Bareroot Roses with Paul Zimmerman
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    Planting Bareroot Roses with Paul Zimmerman

    This is the day every plant lover loves there’s nothing more exciting on a spring day then going out the truck pulls up you got a box of plants and boy you just know that your garden is season starting and this is what it’s all about we’re going to open this bad boy up take a look inside I’ve got some bare root roses here this is what I love about being with quality companies like Jackson & Perkins it’s the packaging take a look at this this is amazing this layers of plastic I can see the moisture inside that’s real important keeps those plants moist they’ve even…