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OHOA Module: Availability for Learning


Axelrod, C. Helping you and your child get a good night's sleep. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

Bernstein, V. (no date). Good sleep strategies. [Webcast]. Perkins.

Blaha, R. (no date). Thoughts on the assessment of the student with the most profound disabilities. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

Bringing it All Back Home Project. Home talk: A family assessment of children who are deafblind. Design to Learn Project, Oregon Health and Science University. Retrieved from

Brown, D. (2011). Stress: Good cop or bad cop? reSources, 16(1).

Brown, D. (2012). Sensory confusion. reSources, 17(1). 

Bruce, S. (2005). The application of Werner and Kaplan’s “distancing” to children who are deafblind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 99(8), 464–477.

Bruce, S. M., & Vargas, C. (2007). Intentional communication acts expressed by children with severe disabilities in high rate contexts. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23(4), 300–311.

Chen,D., Alsop,L., & Minor, L. (2000). Lessons from Project PLAI in California and Utah: Implications for early intervention services to infants who are deaf-blind and their families. Deaf-blind Perspectives, 7(3), 1-5. Retrieved from

Cooper, H. (2001, Fall). What I learned at the CHARGE syndrome foundation conference: P is for Pain. TX SenseAbilities, 5(4), 14-17. 

DISH (Deafblind Intervention Strategies for the Home). (no date). Biobehavioral states: When are they ready to learn? Retrieved September 19, 2013 from

Falvey, M. A., Forest, M., Pearpoint, J., & Rosenberg, R. L. (2003). All my life’s a circle: Using the tools: Circles, MAPS and PATH. Toronto: Inclusion Press.

Morgan, S. (2004) Biobehavioral states. [Slide Presentation] Hunter College SPED 746. 

NICHCY. (1987). Substance over style: Assessing the efficacy of modality testing and teaching.

Rodriguez-Gil, G. (2009). Fundamental classroom conditions to enhance learning experiences for students who are deaf-blind. reSources, 14(2). 

Rowland, C. (2013). Handbook: Online communication matrix. Oregon Health and Science University. Retrieved from

Shafer, S., & Moss, K. (2011). Job one for educators: Becoming a good playmate. Retrieved from

Smith, M., & Levack, N. (1996). Teaching students with visual and multiple impairments: A resource guide (“Biobehavioral state management for students with profound impairments,” pp. 239-254). Austin, TX: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Smith, M., & Shafer, S. (no date). Assessment of biobehavioral states and analysis of related influences. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (page 16) 

Teachnology. (no date). How brain based learning is changing the face of education. Retrieved from

University of South Florida. (no date). My health passport. Retrieved from

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. (no date). Patterns for emotional state and stress regulation.

Van Dijk, J. (no date). Child-guided assessment. [Webcast]. Perkins.

Van Dijk, J. (no date). The role of the emotional brain. [Video clip]. Perkins.

Walters, J. (1994, Fall). Behaviors in persons with CRS: A response. NFADB Newsletter.

Wright, D. (no date). Adapting environments for individuals with vision loss. [Webcast]. Perkins.