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Diversity and Visual Impairment: The Influence of Race, Gender, Religion, and Ethnicity on the Individual

by Madeline Milian Jane N. Erin

A scholarly collection of insightful essays which look at how visual impairment interacts with certain social characteristics to affect human personalities.

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives (2nd Edition)

by Jane N. Erin Anne Corn

The editors and contributors of this book provide an examination of the clinical and functional perspectives of low vision. New to the second edition are revisions in all areas, state-of-the-art technology, a reorganization to examine in more depth the needs of individuals in different age ranges, new charts, certification requirements for low vision therapists, and information on pathology, early development, and discussion of the relationship between the vision and the brain.

Low Vision: Reflections of the Past, Issues for the Future

by Jane N. Erin Virginia E. Bishop Anne Corn

This research report, based on a multiphase survey of professionals, identifies important trends into the next century. Designed for administrators, policy planners and university instructors, as well as for direct service providers, Low Vision includes background overview papers by six eminent leaders in the low vision field.

Visual Impairments and Learning

by Jane N. Erin Natalie C. Barraga

New ways of thinking about individuals with visual impairments are presented and developmental and learning processes are described, for students in education and for regular and special education teachers, clinical and educational vision specialists, parents, and support personnel. Coverage also includes terminology, concerns of the earliest years of life, educational settings, assessment, curriculum, and specialized educational materials. This fourth edition reflects the latest research on how children with visual and additional disabilities learn, offers new ways of looking at curricula for children with visual disabilities, and considers new legislative requirements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

When You Have a Student with Visual and Multiple Disabilities in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

by Jane N. Erin Susan J. Spungin

As a special educator, a classroom teacher, or an educational team member, you may be working with a visually impaired student for the first time or as an experienced professional. This booklet provides information on how visual impairment affects learning in communication, movement, self-care skills, and other important areas, and on how to work effectively with students who have visual and other disabilities.

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