Shining Light 2020

Shining Light 2020

About This Campaign

Topic: Active Learning:  Promoting independence and learning in children with multiple special needs. 

Speaker: Patty Orbzut, M.S., O.T.R. 

Assistant Director

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:


  • Adapt passive learning environments into active learning environments
  • Use Active Learning strategies and activities as a developmental tool for learning
  • Learn the four stages of the dynamic learning circle
  • Identify disruptions in the dynamic learning circle and create resolutions to re-initiate learning
  • Properly utilize active learning equipment (the Little Room, Resonance Board, HOPSA-dress, Support Bench, Essef Board, Multi-functional table and others).  Create appropriate goals for individuals utilizing such equipment. 
  • Determine the correct phase of educational treatment to be utilized during Active Learning activities 
  • Understand and identify the emotional and intellectual levels of the special needs child.  Identifying the role of  the adult in promoting skill development
  • Assess a child’s developmental level with the use of the Functional Scheme
  • Develop appropriate IEP goals to reflect Active Learning concepts
  • Create or adapt Active Learning perceptual aids and environments to foster learning   
  • Reduce self-injurious, self-stimulatory and aggressive behaviors through the correct implementation of Active Learning strategies


Location / Venue

Little Light House

Campaign to Support Little Light House

The Little Light House is a Christian Developmental Center for Children with Special Needs from birth to 6 years old. Tulsa’s Little Light House is internationally recognized as providing some of the most highly individualized special education and therapeutic early intervention services in the world. A trans-disciplinary team approach maximizes a comprehensive knowledge from professionals who work collaboratively to design prescriptive programs for each child and assist every child in reaching their maximum potential. Through a variety of programs and schedules these services are carried out by highly credentialed teachers, therapists and specialists who represent decades of pediatric experience. Full day services are offered Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. These classes operate on a year-round twelve month calendar. Family Learning classes are offered as a part day program where family members attend and learn along with their child for two- hour classes twice a week for a 9 week session. 

LLH is tuition-free for families and does not receive any government or United Way funding. Support comes from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. In addition, LLH hosts four annual fundraisers each year bringing in about 45% of the $2.5 million dollar operating cost that allows our staff of over 70 members to provide services to 172 children and families, support nearly a thousand volunteers, and train 1,500 college and career students each year.

We at the Little Light House believe that all children are a gift from God with the potential to achieve specific milestones to advance their quality of life. We strive for excellence by utilizing a Bible-based curriculum in a fun and loving atmosphere. We believe in an individualized, trans-disciplinary and God-centered approach to education-an approach that joins parents, professionals, and the Holy Spirit as partners in order to nurture the spirit, mind, and body of the children and their families. Our commitment incorporates being called to work/volunteer with children with special needs. The Little Light House encourages a positive outlook on the future, based on trust in a loving heavenly Father.


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