status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does not discriminate on the basis of
Official DPI Nondiscrimination Clause
Department of Public Instruction, Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy.
The Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a part of the Wisconsin
This Workshop Series for Birth to Six Families
focuses on child and family. It is intended to WCBVI Outreach presents…
link you and your child with knowledge about
sensory and tactile supports, accommodations,
and adaptations that promote development
and support your child’s efforts. You will learn 2008-2009 Workshop Series
Janesville WI 53546
1700 West State Street
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
WCBVI Janesville WI Campus.
Nov. 25, 2008, Jan 15, April 24, and June 3, 2009.
See inside for details about each workshop.
Limited to 6 families (child, mom and dad).
Choose from 4 different parent/child sessions.
NEW!! -- Birth to 6 Family Workshop Series.
some strategies to be creative, consistent, and for Birth to Six Families
motivating; how to engage, and realize the
importance of unhurried exchanges.
Children who are blind or visually impaired
have unique needs. The effects of vision loss
on development is wide reaching. As parents
you are your child’s first educator. To help
facilitate your teaching, the following topics
will be included in workshop discussions:
• Parent expectations.
• Strengthening family involvement. Programming
• Adapting the home environment. that honors your children as
• Communication development.
• Concept development. individuals in their own right.
• Spatial awareness.
• Listening skills. Concepts & Strategies
• Social interaction & developmental growth. you can apply to your
• Adaptive techniques and equipment. home environment.
Wisconsin, it is estimated, has 1500 blind/
visually impaired/ deafblind children including Outcomes
those with multiple disabilities statewide. that result in your child’s and
your own unfolding.
Plan to join us for one or more of these
exciting workshops! First-come first-serve as
only 6 families will be accepted in this first November 25, 2008 (Tuesday)
series of workshops. (Early Literature and Pre-Braille Skills)
January 15, 2009 (Thursday)
For more information please contact: (Fine Motor Skills and Creative Art)
Tricia Weis, Birth to 6 Vision Consultant April 24, 2009 (Friday)
608-758-6150 (Gross Motor Skills and Active Learning)
email@example.com and June 3, 2009 (Wednesday)
(Routines and Transitioning In-between)
For information about other WCBVI sponsored
activities, visit our website: www.wcbvi.k12.wi.us
For questions about Outreach Programs contact:
Limited to 6 Families
with a child who is blind or visually
Stacy Grandt - Outreach Director impaired, including those with
1700 W State St, Janesville WI 53546 multiple disabilities.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sign up for one or all; 1st-come 1st-serve.)
608-758-6145, Toll free 866-284-1107 Ext. 2
Fax: 608-758-6169 WCBVI-Campus, Janesville, WI
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Friday, April 24, 2009 Registration Form--Home Stretch
Early Literature and Pre-Braille Skills Gross Motor Skills and Active Learning (Workshops are intended for mom & dad & child.)
Experience how fun and easy it is You will learn the sequence of Please □ November 25, 2008, 10am-2pm
to bring literature into your child’s life gross motor development while bringing register □ January 15, 2009, 10am-2pm
aurally, tactually and visually! home ideas of how to implement us for: □ April 24, 2009, 10am-2pm
~Promote tactual exploration with a “book structured play activities within your home □ June 3, 2009, 10am-2pm
box!” that will motivate your child to move. Child’s Name________________________________
~Learn how to provide hands-on ~Discover the importance of how a child
experiences with real objects to lay the learns from their own movements. Age____ DOB____________ Gender: M F
foundation for concept development and ~Develop habits that introduce and connect
reading comprehension! your child to his/her environment --
~Enhance your child’s language skills while reach...touch, touch...move! Mother’s Name______________________________
teaching concepts by doing everyday ~Practice new ways of engaging your baby.
activities slightly differently! ~Become aware of how you may inadvertently Father’s Name_______________________________
~Discover, through play, how to develop be your child’s obstacle or barrier.
braille skills! ~Experience hands-on exploration and find Total # attending: _______
~Gain a new understanding of the power of out how children who are blind/VI absorb
your voice to stimulate & motivate discovery! and develop motor skills. Street Address________________________________
~Continue your exploration by taking home ~Learn why “tummy-time” though often
City________________________, WI Zip_________
a book box as an example for making more! rejected by babies who are blind/VI is so
important! Home E-mail_________________________________
~Take an “active learning” tool home with
Thursday, January 15, 2009
you for continuing play. Home Telephone_____________________________
Fine Motor Skills and Creative Art
Come learn answers to the question “What
activities can my child do now?” by Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Served by: □Birth-to-3 Service Coordinator
enhancing fine motor skills creatively. Routines and Transitioning In-between □Early Childhood Teacher
How do you handle daily routines? Name______________________________________
~Learn there is a “developmental sequence”
to establishment of grasp and use of the Providing a known beginning & end, creates
a comforting environment and leads to your Telephone__________________________________
hands i.e. fine motor skills. Be a facilitator!
~Reinforce residual vision and eye/hand child’s understanding the sequence of events. Workshops are from 10am-2pm. Lunch is included.
coordination skills using a “light box!” ~Experience the power of anticipation.
~Develop object recognition skills with fun ~Gain a new understanding of using a
games using simple everyday objects! consistent location in the home for daily Return Registration Form
~Know about adaptations needed to avoid routines such as diaper changing, eating, no later than November 11, 2008 to:
overstimulation of children with low vision. bathtime, and playtime.
~Learn about effects of color and how to ~Understand voice and/or touch cues. Tricia Weis
plan engaging art projects with tools as ~Learn why talking aloud prepares your WCBVI-Outreach
simple as chocolate pudding! child for movement; use a “1-2-3” count 1700 W State Street
~Understand the significance of using before lifting baby.
Janesville WI 53546
hand-under-hand often. Some blind/VI ~Uncover “teachable moments.” Or
babies have or will develop tactual ~Learn about how calendar systems can Fax 608-758-6169
defensiveness. Honor and respond to ’No, play a part in your child’s routine.
thank you” choices. ~Develop processing time for the “in-between.” Date Form Received:_______________