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Lilli Nielsen and Active Learning Materials Bibliography

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Updated 7/2009

1994-0646

Active Learning --Nielsen, Lilli. VIP NEWSLETTER, vol. 10, no. 1, April 1994, Insert. (1994) This article summarizes the philosophy behind the ACTIVE LEARNING approach. The article discusses how play helps a child develop necessary skills. Designing environments that will address the needs of a given individual is also discussed.

1996-0539

Active Learning by Means of the Little Room : Adaption/Sharing of Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Work with Environmental Intervention with Young Children with Deafblindness --Brown, Gigi; Shafer, Stacy. Austin: TSVBI. (1996) This was originally a presentation at "Living & Learning: A Lifelong Adventure," the conference on deaf-blindness held in Vancouver, B.C. on May 8-11, 1996. Included are reprints of a number of articles about Lilli Nielsen's work, an order form for her books, plans for resonance boards and "Little Rooms," "Little Room" observation form, and a scoring category sheet.

1998-0259

Active Learning by Means of the Little Room: An Adaptation/Sharing of Lilli Nielsen's Work with Environmental Intervention with Young Children with Deafblindness --Newton, Gigi; Shafer, Stacy. Hilton Perkins Program. Workshop Proceedings of the 1997 National Conference on Deafblindness: The Individual in a Changing Society, Washington, DC June 6-9, 1997. (1997) This paper offers a short description of the work of Dr. Lilli Nielsen, a list of Dr. Nielsen's recommendations when developing a child's environment, a description of resonance board and little room construction and lists some benefits of using the little room.

2001-0010

Active Learning for Children With Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities --Johnson, Kenalea; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Koenig, Alan J. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS, vol. 94, #9, September 2000, pp. 584-594. (2000) This article describes a survey of the participants at two workshops presented by Lilli Nielsen to determine their use of Nielsens' Little Room, a method of providing active learning that is becoming widely accepted by educators of children with visual impairments and other disabilities. This study looks at how active learning and Nielsen's designs of the Little Room are being used by those who were trained by Nielsen. The survey findings are discussed in relation to Nielsen's philosophy and the implementation of active learning using her equipment.

1995-0424

Active learning in the visually impaired child with or without other disabilities --Nielsen, Lilli. HERE'S LOOKIN' AT YOU KID'. THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN, SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 2, 1993, EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA. EDITED BY LINDA STAINTON AND EUGENE LECHELT. (1993)

2003-0295

Active Learning Newsletter : Tips and Techniques, News and Stories of Active Learning ACTIVE LEARNING NEWSLETTER, vol. 1, #1, August 2001, pp. 1-7.: (2001) This first issue of Active Learning is designed to help inform, connect, and share knowledge about active learning and how it works. Articles provide a personal narrative from a mother whose family instilled the principles of active learning at home. Provides the ten basic principles behind active learning, and the techniques behind using an Essef board. Publisher's web site: http://www.lilliworks.com.

2003-0296

The Active Learning Newsletter : Tips and Techniques, News and Stories of Active Learning Lilliworks Active Learning Foundation. ACTIVE LEARNING NEWSLETTER, vol. 1, #2b, December 2001, pp. 1-6. (2001) This issue of Active Learning introduces various aspects of active learning concepts, and focuses on practical suggestions for using the related equipment. Provides information on the equipment available and the theory behind active learning. Techniques and ten rules of using a "Little Room" to promote active learning are provided. Publisher's web site: http://www.lilliworks.com.

1994-0788

Are You Blind? : Promotion of the Development of Children Who Are Especially Developmentally Threatened --Nielsen, Lilli. Copenhagen: SIKON. (1990) This book deals with visually impaired autistic children. The author characterizes these children as especially developmentally threatened and describes an educational method which has been shown to be of benefit to these children's emotional, motor, communicative and social development. Ways of establishing contact in normal as well as in multiply handicapped children are outlined. The fundamental thesis of the method is to establish environments where the children's functional and emotional development can be closely related. The book is aimed at teachers, psychologists, parents and others who are involved in caring for children who are especially developmentally threatened. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 2109 US Hwy 90 West Ste. 170 #312 Lake City, FL 32055. Phone: (407)352 -1200 Fax: (386) 752-7839 (8 AM - 6 PM EST) . Email: WebSite@visionkits.com. Website: http://www.visionkits.com. Also available through: RNIB Book Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk

1995-0109

Blind Children's Fund Presents Lilli Nielsen : Joey, Parts 1 and 2; Erin, Parts 1 and 2 --Blind Children's Fund. Boston: (1991) These four videotapes continue to cover a session Nielsen did in Boston demonstrating The Little Room and other devices which she uses. Two more children are featured in demonstrations on these tapes. The demonstrations are followed by discussions of how Nielsen uses the devices and questions from the audience. Autism is addressed in the tapes about Erin. As in the previous three tapes tactile and auditory stimulation are utilized to increase sensory integration.

1994-0792

Comprehending Hand --Nielsen, Lilli. Copenhagen: SIKON. (1994) Besides spotlighting the problems involved in developing the ability to grasp, the book presents a number of methodological considerations and gives practical hints as to how material and surroundings can be adapted in general so blind children may be stimulated and encouraged in their development. Complements Are You Blind? and Spatial Relations in Congenitally Blind Infants. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 2109 US Hwy 90 West Ste. 170 #312 Lake City, FL 32055. Phone: (407)352 -1200 Fax: (386) 752-7839 (8 AM - 6 PM EST) . Email: WebSite@visionkits.com Website: http://www.visionkits.com Also available through: RNIB Book Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk

1994-0789

Early Learning : Step by Step in Children with Vision Impairment and Multiple Disabilities --Nielsen, Lilli. Copenhagen: SIKON. (1993) When a child with vision impairment or other disabilities fails to reach a common milestone, parents, other caregivers, and teachers often feel bewildered and uncertain about what to do and what to expect the child to do. Although the reason for this uncertainty may be lack of knowledge about the child's potential as well as anxiety concerning the possibility of emotional problems and for the child's future, it may also be due to lack of knowledge concerning the sequences of learning that a child follows while developing a skill. The purpose of this book is firstly to review certain sequences of learning, and secondly, to suggest approaches and environmental interventions that may facilitate the child's learning. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 2109 US Hwy 90 West Ste. 170 #312 Lake City, FL 32055. Phone: (407)352 -1200 Fax: (386) 752-7839 (8 AM - 6 PM EST) . Email: WebSite@visionkits.com Website: http://www.visionkits.com Also available through: RNIB Book Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk

1994-0787

Educational Approaches for Visually Impaired Children --Nielsen, Lilli. Copenhagen: SIKON. (1992) The papers and articles here are combined with essays and information about books, materials, and research that is the work of the author. The book is designed for teachers, psychologists, parents, pre-school teachers and others who in some way are involved in caring for visually impaired children, with or without additional disabilities. Includes methods and materials for developing skills for multiply handicapped children, learning daily living skills through games, and development of the ability to listen in blind children. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 2109 US Hwy 90 West Ste. 170 #312 Lake City, FL 32055. Phone: (407)352 -1200 Fax: (386) 752-7839 (8 AM - 6 PM EST) . Email: WebSite@visionkits.com. Website: http://www.visionkits.com. Also available through: RNIB Book Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk

2007-0091

Infusing Educational Strategies from Miles, Nielsen, & van Dijk --Becker, Suzanne; Doezema, Amy; Kitchen, Sara; Moss, Kate. Austin, TX: Texas Deafblind Project. 2007 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness. (2007) This presentation discusses educational strategies from the work of Barbara Miles, Lilli Nielsen and Jan van Dijk. The emphasis is on student-directed, interactional, and observational styles.

1999-0327

Lilli Nielsen - First Advanced Course (1993) These five cassettes cover the "First Advanced Course" given by Lilli Nielsen, October 4-8, 1993. They contain lectures by Lilli Nielsen, experiences of other consultants, taped observation sessions of children alone and children with service providers; demonstrations of products and devices such as the Little Room, support bench, and resonance board; and discussion sessions. Topics discussed include: the importance of observation, steps or degrees in the developmental process, environmental intervention and object permanence, object perception, and a system to evaluate levels of ability from observation. Tape #187 demonstrates an observation of a session with a deafblind child. Tape quality is fair to poor.

1995-0114

Little Room --Shafer, Stacy; Moss, Kate. P.S. NEWS!!!, vol. v, no. 4, October 1993, pp. 13-15. (1993) This article describes in detail the construction of Lilli Nielsen's Little Rooms, including the types of items to be hung from the ceiling and the resonance board which can be used underneath it. Specific directions for the use of these devices are also given. The article ends with cautions about using the Little Room without first contacting one of the individuals listed at the end of the piece who have training in its use.

2004-0179

Move and Discover : The Active Learning Approach for Children with Disabilities North Dakota Deafblind Services Project University of North Dakota. (2002) This video is based on Lilli Nielsen's active learning philosophy for children who are blind. Through movement, children can discover texture, shape, weight, quantity, temperature, and spatial relationship. The North Dakota Deafblind Services Project collaborated with the ND Vision Services/School for the Blind and the University of North Dakota in this production. For more information contact Colleen Sanford, Project Coordinator, ND Deafblind Services Project, 500 Stanford Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203. Phone 701-795-2741. E-mail: Colleen.Sanford@sendit.nodak.edu

1997-0075

Nielsen's Little Room : Its Use with a Young Blind and Physically Disabled Girl --Dunnett, J. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS, vol. 91, #2, March-April 1997, pp.145-150. (1997) This article presents an account of the use of Lilli Nielsen's Little Room with Anna, blind from birth, who, at age 3, was showing no sign of independent spontaneous movement while at nursery school. The Little Room environment and the six stages of development of early spatial relations in congenitally blind children suggested by Nielsen are described. Its success when used with tactile resistant children like Anna is discussed.

1994-0913

Play schemas, play materials --Orr, Robert. Proceedings of the III European Conference of the International Association for the Education of Deafblind People, Potsdam, Germany, July 31- August 5, 1993. (1993) Based on Lilli Nielsen's Little Room research, Orr describes how different children relate to their environments and how children will develop more fully if allowed to experiment and provided with materials that encourage experimentation. Multisensory impaired children need to be supplied with a minimum of 15 items in order for them to gain a sense of what exists and those objects' spacial relationships.

1994-0790

Space and Self --Nielsen, Lilli. Copenhagen: SIKON. (1992) Without explaining all that a child has to experience in order to achieve Self-identity, this publication focuses on one aspect: the child's achievement of the ability to orientate within his nearest surroundings. Nielsen explains her concept of the "little room" and how she came to use it with disabled children. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 7512 Dr Phillips Blvd, #50-316, Orlando, Florida 32819, (407) 352-1200 or FAX (407) 352-56342. Email: vassociates@sprintmail.com Website: http://www.visionkits.com Also available through: RNIB Book Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk

1994-0919

Spatial Relations and Deafblindness --Perry, Janice. Proceedings of the III European Conference of the International Association for the Education of Deafblind People, Potsdam, Germany, July 31- August 5, 1993. (1993) This paper documents a case study of a child who is deaf-blind and whose parents were concerned that his quality of life was deteriorating because of their inability to provide him with the sensory stimulus he needed. The use of Lilli Nielsen's Little Room proved to be beneficial.

1995-0003

Spatial Relations in Congenitally Blind Infants --Nielsen, Lilli. Kalundborg, Denmark: National Institute for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Youth. ([1988]) This is the thesis written by Nielsen as a result of her study of blind infants in "The little Room" environment that she created. The study indicates that blindness is no impediment to the development of early spatial relations, as long as the blind infant is given an environment that enables him to achieve pre-understanding of object concept and permanence and knowledge about himself as the producer of object based sounds. Therefore, infants should be given the opportunity to be involved in spatially related activities as early in life as possible. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 2109 US Hwy 90 West Ste. 170 #312 Lake City, FL 32055. Phone: (407)352 -1200 Fax: (386) 752-7839 (8 AM - 6 PM EST) . Email: WebSite@visionkits.com. Website: http://www.visionkits.com. Also available through: RNIB Books Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk

2004-0518

Three Low Incidence Disabilities Decentralized Function Presents Dr. Lilli Nielsen --Moss, Kate. SEE/HEAR, vol. 9, #2, Spring 2004, pp. 27-28. (2004) This article describes a review of a workshop entitled, "Three A's of Active Learning: Active Assessment and Active Curriculum Planning Leads to Active Learning" held in Austin, Texas on January 19-21, 2004. The workshop was designed to provide training to professionals on Active Learning Theory developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen from Denmark. Discusses the Functional Schemes Assessment developed by Dr. Nielsen as well. Available in Spanish. Available on the web: http://www.tsbvi.edu/seehear/spring04/three.htm

2005-0288

Very Special Educator --DeRoche, Dave. EXCEPTIONAL PARENT, vol. 35, #2, March 2005, pp.54-60. (2005) Born on a Danish island into a family with four blind brothers and sisters. Lilli Nielsen has spent a lifetime working with the blind and multiply disabled that began at the age of seven when she was charged with the responsibility of taking care of her blind younger brother. She has done extensive research on human development. This article highlights Nielsen's distinguished career and several of her inventions such as the Resonance Board, the Support Bench, the HOPSA-dress, the Essef Board, the MFA Table, the Velcro vest of toys, and The Little Room. It also describes the principles of Active Learning, the foundation of Neilsen's work.

1995-0059

Visually Impaired Child's Early Abilities, Behaviour, Learning : Functional and Instruction Scheme --Nielsen, Lilli. Copenhagen: SIKON. (1990) This scheme has been developed partly on the basis of the problems which have emerged during pedagogical work with 400-500 visually impaired children and partly on the basis of a scientific study on spatial relations in congenitally blind infants. It is continually being developed. Some Lilli Nielsen books are available from Vision Associates, 2109 US Hwy 90 West Ste. 170 #312 Lake City, FL 32055. Phone: (407)352 -1200 Fax: (386) 752-7839 (8 AM - 6 PM EST) . Email: WebSite@visionkits.com. Website: http://www.visionkits.com. Also available through: RNIB Book Sales Service, Garrow House, 190 Kensal Road, London W10 5BT, UK. Phone: 0181-968-8600. Fax: 0181-960-3593. E-mail: djohnson@rnib.org.uk.

2005-0105

What Does Active Learning Do? --Vincent, Marth. --Lilliworks. Austin, TX: Texas Deafblind Project. 2005 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness. (2005) Handout from the Cracker-Barrel Panel session on active learning. Article contains a brief case study, description of active learning, listing of essential principles and list of schools/agencies that use active learning. Available on the web: http://www.lilliworks.com.  

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