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American Foundation for the Blind

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Program Planning and Evaluation for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

by Kathleen Mary Huebner and Jack Hazekamp

The guidelines have been developed as a resource for parents, staff, and administrators in identifying and assessing the unique needs of visually impaired students and planning, providing, evaluating, and improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of programs serving these students.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

No Time to Lose

by Pauline M. Moor

Multiply impaired blind children present special educational problems and as their number increases, their educational needs are of increasing concern, because many of them arrive at school severely retarded in their development. Several years ago the American Foundation for the Blind called a seminar to discuss teaching procedures then being used, as well as ideas for new techniques. The participants came from the field of special education; most were classroom teachers who had extensive experience with multiply impaired blind children. This report is an outgrowth of that meeting.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Early Focus

by Jessica S. Lambert and Diane L. Fazzi and Rona L. Pogrund

Stressing the importance of early intervention in working with children with visual impairment, Pogrund (formerly special education, California State U.) and Fazzi (special education, California State U.) offer practitioners (teachers and other specialized professionals) an edited guide to working with children under age five. Eleven chapters review the developmental areas that are likely to be affected by vision loss and discuss the theory and knowledge base behind suggested educational practices in these areas. Chapters cover working with families, medical and functional implications, cognitive development, literacy, social development, promotion of independence and daily living skills, behavioral supports, motor and mobility development, and working with other professionals. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Competency Based Curriculum for Teachers of the Visually Handicapped

by Susan J. Spungin

This book is a guideline for teachers of the blind. Six basic types of education system now exist, and were examined for the purposes of this study: full-time special class, resource room, itinerant program, resource room/itinerant program, teacher consultant, and residential school.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Skills for Success

by Karen E. Wolffe

Innovative materials for helping youngsters start on successful careers! Skills for Success details specific activities for preparing children with visual impairments for independence in daily life and success on the job. This comprehensive manual outlines how important capabilities can be developed through meaningful learning experiences at different ages. Contributors who are experts in their subject areas focus on suggestions for developing abilities leading to career and life satisfaction for preschoolers, elementary school students, and middle school students. Providing a wide range of information and resources, Skills for Success will prove an invaluable guide to teachers, parents, and others who work with children with visual impairments.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Education

The Future of Work for Disabled People

by Ian Morris and Wassily Leontief and Walter Y. Oi and William F. Gallagher and Curt Tausky and Timm Kainen and Lawrence A. Scadden and William J. Dennis and Dennis Chamot and Jesse M. Smith and Erich Bloch and Joseph F. Coates

This important book, by an impressive and talented team of authors, will help us plan to ensure that workers with disabilities find their rightful place in the workplace of the future.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Education

Looking at Employment Through a Lifespan Telescope

by Corinne Kirchner and Emilie Schmeidler and Alexander Todorov

This book gathers representative survey data from the legally blind population on employment issues, and analyzes it using a lifespan perspective (considering age, career stage, and age-at-onset of visual impairment), which is critical to understanding widely different employment issues for subgroups of the blind and visually impaired population.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Education

Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

by Deborah Kendrick

The second title in the exciting Jobs That Matter series written by an award-winning blind journalist, Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired demonstrates the wide range of careers and talents that can be pursued by persons with visual impairments. Each profile features a successful individual who has accomplished his or her dream of business ownership and who shares important insights. From a lawyer and an accountant to a florist and a gourmet cook, the range of engaging stories told will inspire young adults with visual impairments and the parents, teachers, and counselors who advise them.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Career Education

Perceptual Factors in Braille Word Recognition

by Carson Y. Nolan and Cleves J. Kederis

This monograph presents the findings of several years of study of the braille system as a communication process.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Braille Literacy

Braille Literacy

by Diane P. Wormsley

Wormsley (program director, Professional Preparation Program in Education of Children with Visual and Multiple Disabilities, Pennsylvania College of Optometry) describes an approach to braille reading and writing instruction based on students' individual interests, needs, and goals. She offers general guidelines for a functional approach to braille literacy, then offers case studies of how the program can be modified for at-risk learners. The approach works with children and adults learning braille for the first time. B&w photos of instructional materials are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Braille Literacy

A Celebration of Solutions

by Karen E. Wolffe

Although there has been an ever-increasing awareness of the critical need for literacy skills in the United States (Chisman, 1990; Graubard, 1991; Sum, 1999), very little attention has been focused on the special challenges inherent in providing basic literacy skills instruction to adults with visual disabilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Braille Literacy

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading

by Sally S. Mangold and Myrna R. Olson

These unique guidelines and games provide ideas for adapting a general reading program to the needs of braille readers and enriching early instruction in braille that are based on research in the areas of rapid reading and precision teaching. Classroom teachers and anyone working with children who are blind or visually impaired will find this classic handbook an invaluable resource.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Braille Literacy

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

by Diane P. Wormsley and Frances M. D'Andrea

Offers instructors specific, practical strategies for the teaching of Braille reading and writing. Chapters discuss general guidelines and strategies; fostering emergent learning; making the transition from print to Brail teaching Braille to students with special needs, and to students who speak English as a second langua assessing the literary skills of students who are blind or visually impaired; and technology and Braille. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Braille Literacy

Cortical Visual Impairment

by Christine Roman-Lantzy

Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention provides educators, therapists, physicians, and parents of children with CVI with an understanding of the condition and a complete framework for assessment and intervention. The new and revised content in this second edition brings the book up-to-date with new research and insights into CVI, its development and progression, and the best approaches to assessment and intervention with children affected by this condition. As in the previous edition, assessment forms, including the CVI Range and CVI Progress Chart, provide a comprehensive method for evaluating the functional vision status of, and program planning for, children with CVI.

Date Added: 07/23/2018


Category: Assessment

Collaborative Assessment

by Stephen A. Goodman and Stuart H. Wittenstein

This comprehensive text published by AFB in 2003 is the first to present assessment in a way that can be understood by professionals and families alike.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Assessment

Report on Needs Assessment Methodology

by Anne Marie Delaney and Ronald L. Nuttall

The major purpose of this report is to assist others who plan to conduct their own needs assessment for a blind population or for another special needs population.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Assessment


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