Articles by Dr. Lilli Nielsen

Future Reflections, 2004
Active Learning Interactions, LilliWorks Active Learning Newsletter, 2011.
Cortical Visual Impairment: Causes and Manifestations, Scottish Sensory Centre.  (This article was originally published in "Refsnaes-Nyt", No 38, September 1993).
Cortical Vision Impairment: Using the Sense of Sight as a Secondary Sensory Modality,  Scottish Sensory Centre.(This article first appeared in Danish in Refsnaes-Nyt, no 41, 1994.)

More on Cortical Visual Impairment, Scottish Sensory Centre.  (This article was originally published in "Refsnaes-Nyt", No 39, 1994.)


Active Learning and Educational Approaches 

By Gigi Newton, Future Reflections, 2012.
By Stacy Shafer and Ann Adkins, See/Hear Newsletter, TSBVI
This article describes some of the techniques of Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active Learning Theory.
Millie Smith describes the active learning technique of dens.
By Suzanne Becker
A TVI and classroom teacher describes how she serves her secondary-level students who are visually and multiply impaired using Lilli Nielson’s Active Learning approach along with other strategies.
This article by Stacy Shafer discusses some of the basic strategies of Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active Learning Theory.
By Kate Moss Hurst
This article focuses on five phases of educational approaches that teachers are to use in working with children if they are using an Active Learning theory approach. It summarizes the information first published as part of Dr. Nielsen's book, Are You Blind?.
This article focuses on Phase IV and V of Lilli Nielsen's five educational phases of educational treatment outlined in her book, Are You Blind?, and how the Active Learning principles can be incorporated into activity routines.
If children learn through play, then we must become better playmates in order to facilitate better learning for the child.
This article by David Brown of California Deaf-Blind Services discusses how to make and use a Resonance Board.

Tactual Skills for Students with Visual Impairments

This article is based on a book by Dr. Lilli Nielsen titled The FIELA Curriculum: 730 Learning Environments and lists the developmental behaviors in three-month increments as described in this book.
Talking the Language of the Hands to the Hands

Full Article

Miles, B. (2003, October). Talking the language of the hands to the hands. DB-Link: The National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are DeafBlind. Monmouth, Oregon. Retrieved: hands.pdf

Research Summary

Miles, B., Nelson, E., and Pellerin R., 2015. CDCI Research into Practice, Summary 3. University of Vermont, Center on Disability and Community  Inclusion.
 An article on Paths to Literacy helps bring home the importance of co-active touch during our interactions with children who are blind or DeafBlind.

Touch: A Critical Sense for Individuals with Visual Impairments (Word document)

Yogman M, Garner A, Hutchinson J, et al; AAP COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH, AAP COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA. The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young ChildrenPower of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young ChildrenPediatrics. 2018; 142(3):e20182058

Forms for Active Learning

Active Learning Forms

Active Learning Planning Sheet is a form created to capture information about the child's preferences and responses for use in planning Active Learning instructional activities.

Attractive Objects includes a list of objects that might be used in Active Learning activities and environments suggested in Lilli's book Space and Self

Personal Experiences with Active Learning

Connecting with Jimmy

The Little Room, Ladybug Hugs

A parent shares her journey in encouraging her daughter's learning through play—on her own terms at home and at school.

Information about Equipment Design 



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