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Recreation Programming for Visually Impaired Children and Youth

by Jerry D. Kelley

The book is designed primarily for the recreation consultant or trainer concerned with assisting the community recreation leader in his or her efforts to provide recreation programs and services for the visually impaired child.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

The Blind Preschool Child

by Berthold Lowenfeld

This book is a collection of papers presented at the National Conference On The Blind Preschool Child on March 13-15, 1947.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

The Development of Social Skills by Blind and Visually Impaired Students

by Sharon Zell Sacks and Linda S. Kekelis and Robert J. Gaylord-Ross

The book, using an ethnographic approach, outlines the theoretical background of social-skills development, presents case studies and suggests guidelines for helping Blind and Visually Impaired children shape those encounters into satisfying ones.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Sex Education for the Visually Handicapped

by American Foundation for the Blind

Sexuality is at present very much in the spotlight. It is stressed over and again by educators and child psychiatrists how important a good sex education is for the optimum development of the child.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Retrolental Fibroplasia and Autistic Symptomatology

by Joan B. Chase

In this monograph, based on a study of 263 subjects with RLF (Retrolental Fibroplasia-- an eye condition caused by excessive incubator oxygen), the author examines selected variables which may significantly affect subsequent development.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

The Effects of Blindness and Other Impairments on Early Development

by Zofja S. Jastrazembska

A scientific study of blind children, where there are frequently marked delays in locomotor achievements by sighted standards.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Piagetian Reasoning and the Blind

by Yvette Hatwell

The book reports the results of a series of studies undertaken in the early 1960s on the cognitive development of children with congenital blindness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Building Blocks

by Joe Dominguez and Betty Dominguez

This bilingual (English/Spanish) book comprises six chapters each of Part I & II on Early Learning and Blind and Visually Impaired Children and on Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Preschoolers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

The Influence of Parental Attitudes and Social Environment on the Personality Development of the Adolescent Blind

by Vita Stein Sommers

The author's experience with visually handicapped children and young adults in schools is richly used in this study of the influence Of parental attitudes and social environment on the personality development of the adolescent blind.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Adjustment to Visual Disability in Adolescence

by Emory L. Cowen and Rita P. Underberg and Ronald T. Verrillo and Frank G. Benham

This volume describes a three-year research program in which the determination of some factors relating to adjustment in visually disabled adolescents was a prime objective.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

Mainstreaming and the American Dream

by Howard Nixon II

Based on in-depth interviews with parents and professionals, this research monograph presents a sociological framework for looking at the needs and aspirations of parents of blind and visually impaired children.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Teens, Children and Disabilities

An Introduction to Working with the Aging Person Who Is Visually Handicapped (2nd edition)

by Dava Grayson

This book deals with aged blind persons, the ways and means of lending them a helping hand, services available to them, and solving other problems.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Senior

Prescriptions for Independence

by Nora Griffin-Shirley and Gerda Groff

Prescriptions for Independence: Working with Older People Who Are Visually Impaired has been designed to provide comprehensive information in a clear and readable way so that visually impaired people, their friends and families, and those who work with them have simple suggestions within easy reach. Readers will find that most people who are visually impaired do have usable vision and do not require special assistance, but they will also find what they need to know about common forms of visual impairment and adaptations and information that are useful to some visually impaired people in daily life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Senior

Vision and Aging

by Alberta L. Orr

Vision and Aging: Crossroads for Service Delivery focuses on the impact of visual impairment on older persons and their families. It also discusses the extent of that impact when services in the aging and blindness fields theoretically designed to enable older visually impaired persons to function independently are not available or accessible.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Senior

Visually Impaired Seniors as Senior Companions

by Alberta L. Orr

The guide provides a framework for the reader to understand the core issues related to aging and vision loss, as well as the needs and capabilities of older visually impaired persons.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Senior

Orientation and Mobility Techniques, Second Edition

by Diane L. Fazzi and Janet M. Barlow

The very first techniques book in orientation and mobility has been completely revised and updated for today's fast-changing world, while remaining true to Hill and Ponder's simple organizational principles that generations have known and loved. A new, easy-to-read color format, accompanying photographs, updated information on street crossings at complex intersections, and a new chapter on O&M for people with low vision make this revised edition a must-have in your O&M library.

Date Added: 07/23/2018


Category: Orientation and Mobility

English / Spanish Basics for Orientation and Mobility Instructors

by Christian J. Foy

This book was written as a teaching aid for orientation and mobility (O&M) instructors. Author's intention is not to teach the techniques of the profession but to supply the vocabulary instructors might use to teach students in Spanish.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and Mobility Techniques

by Purvis Ponder and Everett W. Hill

A large-format manual covering definitions, techniques, and devices, designed for administrators, educators, rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals concerned with the mobility training process. A classic compilation of information on an essential subject.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Orientation and Mobility

Hand in Hand

by Elga Joffee and Jeanne Glidden Prickett and Kathleen Mary Huebner and Therese Rafalowski Welch

This series was designed to develop resources for educators of children who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, and severely disabled. The Hand In Hand materials emphasize the communication and mobility skills crucial to independence, and provide important information to help service providers do their jobs effectively. Containing contributions from more than 30 nationally recognized experts in the field of deaf-blindness, this groundbreaking information consists of four components that can be used separately or together. A two-volume, self-study text that explains how deaf-blind students learn, focusing on essential communication and mobility skills. Designed to provide comprehensive information in an easy-to-read way, this invaluable resource includes identified key concepts, self-study questions and answers, and references. The user-friendly format includes concise "Help at a Glance" and "From Theory to Practice" sections throughout. Sidebars, figures, tables, graphs, and photos offer additional perspectives and information.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Orientation and Mobility

Access to Mass Transit for Blind and Visually Impaired Travelers

by William R. Wiener and Mark M. Uslan and Alec F. Peck and Arlene Stern

Access to Mass Transit addresses travel issues vital to independence for blind and visually impaired persons from several perspectives- those of blind and visually impaired persons who use mass transit, orientation and mobility instructors, and transportation professionals. Focusing on national and international issues, this information-filled manual covers approaches to making mass transit accessible in several cities in the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Arranged in a well-illustrated, easy-to-use format, tips, techniques, guidelines, and adaptive strategies are presented for safe and independent travel on subways, buses, and commuter rails.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Orientation and Mobility

The Profession of Orientation and Mobility in the 1980s

by Mark M. Uslan and Everett W. Hill and Alec F. Peck

This book is a report of two national studies to compile descriptive statistical information about the demographic trends that will influence the future of the O&M profession--one conducted in 1983 and the other in 1985.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Orientation and Mobility

Non-Sighted and Sighted Adults' Volumetric Perceptions of Functional Objects

by T. M. Nelson and C. J. Ladan and J. Epps

A report on the study of the manner in which sighted, sighted-but-blindfolded, late-blind (subsequent to 7 years of age), and congenitally blind (blind since birth) persons employ physical parameters in determining weight and volume of functional objects.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

A Psychiatrist Works with Blindness

by Louis S. Cholden

Each patient will react to blindness in a manner characteristic for his personality. He will react to it as an emergency situation which will have most serious consequences for his future life plans. Besides the emergency aspect of the loss of vision, blindness in itself holds a number of special and deep meanings to the patient which must be considered in attempting to understand its effects. These meanings may be discussed from the psychologic, social and vocational points of view. But, because the patient will react to the problem of blindness in a way which is peculiar to him, one might predict within certain limits what the patient's reactions will be, providing we understand his personality structure.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Manual for the Stanford Multi Modality Imagery Test

by William L. Dauterman

The author's data on the test called "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test for the Blind" as a part of a research project has been revised in this manual under the name of "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

The Blind in School and Society

by Thomas D. Cutsforth

The purpose of this book is to help acquaint the seeing with the blind and the blind with themselves.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction


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