Phil Hatlen's Corner (Blog)

Phil Hatlen passed away on January 14, 2016

ABCTX Board Member Dr. Phil Hatlen, former Superintendent of Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, passed away on January 14, 2014.

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Assistive Technology Knows No Bounds

Paula Margeson, ABCTX Board Member, guest posts about the talking pill bottle.

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Sometimes I marvel

Sometimes I marvel ...
...at how I learned to do the things I need to do automatically every day.
Do blind and visually impaired students share the same academic needs as their sighted peers?  You bet they do!  But, in addition to similar needs, these students must be provided an “Expanded Core Curriculum” that encompasses subject matter they must be taught, because they will not learn the skills through observation and imitation.

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Off to a Good Start

What do I want to say to parents of blind and visually impaired infants?
First of all, I want to say to you that those of us who have not walked in your shoes have only the slightest idea of what it feels like, and what it is like, to be the parent of a blind child.  It is, therefore, with much humbleness that I share with you the following thoughts.

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Why Expanded Core Curriculum?

Think about how a blind or visually impaired person accomplishes routine tasks, and believe me, they do, every day of their lives.

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Origins of the Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum is comprised of areas of instruction needed by blind and visually impaired students that they cannot learn casually and visually from their environment.

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