Sensory Stimulation Kit


Accession Number: 1999.65.4

Subtitle: A Teacher's Guidebook

Summary/Description: Paperbound; published May 1978. APH catalog no. 8-11850-00. Guidebook is a resource manual for use with the Sensory Stimulation Kit (SSK). Included is a folder containing a complete set of SSK activity cards, which measure 5 x 8 inches and are printed on heavy card stock in colors corresponding to five sensory modalities: auditory (blue), tactual-kinesthetic (orange), visual (yellow), olfactory (green), gustatory (pink). Guidebook and cards prepared under contract no. 300-75-0046 with the Bureau for Education of the Handicapped, U.S. Office of Education.

Author: Bortner, Sheri

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: The Sensory Stimulation Kit (SSK), introduced in 1979, was developed by the American Printing House for the Blind to aid in the development of basic sensory processes of young visually impaired children and of visually impaired children with multiple disabilities. Sheri Bortner [Moore], APH Educational Research Department, served as the project director. In addition to the guidebook and activity cards, the kit included twenty-five items to provide auditory, tactile, visual, olfactory, and gustatory stimulation. The SSK was discontinued by 2007, with modalities of the kit available into 2009.

Credit Line: APH Archives/APH Collection, 1999.65

Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: 1978

Subjects: Auditory learning Blind children Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Low vision Multiple disabilities Tactile learning Visual learning Visually impaired children

Physical Description: 29 p. : ill. ; 11 x 8.5 in. + 144 cards