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When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom

by Joanne Russotti and Rona Shaw and Susan Jay Spungin

This guide defines the paraeducator's role and how they work with other education team members. Subjects covered in the book include basics of visual impairment, tips for encouraging student growth and the special material and devices needed by the student. Forms are also included to help organize information and track progress.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

When You Have a Student with Visual and Multiple Disabilities in Your Classroom

by Jane N. Erin and 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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

What of the Blind? A Survey of the Development and Scope of Present-Day Work with the Blind

by Helga Lende

What of the Blind? is designed with a view to presenting in one single volume the experience and opinions of leaders in this specialized field. The material has been grouped so that the student may easily find the aspect of the subject in which he is especially interested. Following each chapter is a short reading list which will serve as a guide to further study.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

What of the Blind? A Survey of the Development and Scope of Present-Day Work with the Blind

by Helga Lende

This book is intended as a companion volume to What of the Blind? Recently published by the American Foundation for the Blind. The first volume was brought out in answer to a long-felt need for a convenient reference work to put in the hands of professional workers, board members and lay persons desiring general information on work with the blind. The subjects treated were mainly of a general nature as will be seen from the table of contents appended to this book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

What Museum Guides Need to Know

by Gerda Groff and Laura Gardner

This book provides practical, easy-to-use suggestions on how to greet and assist blind and visually impaired visitors. It also covers aesthetics and visual impairment, legal requirements for accessibility, and resources. It includes a training outline for museum professionals, a bibliography on art and museum access for blind and visually impaired persons, and guidelines for preparing large print, braille, and cassette materials.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

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

Visual Impairment

by Ian L. Bailey and Amanda Hall

A general, down-to-earth look at the common forms of vision loss and their impact on the individual. Explains the different aspects of visual impairment, describes adaptive techniques and devices, and provides information on available resources and services in a concise and easy-to-understand manner for busy professionals and visually impaired people and their families. Visual Impairment: An Overview seeks to clarify misconceptions and misunderstandings of the different aspects of visual impairment, describe adaptive techniques and devices, and provide information on available resources and services. Anyone with questions about vision loss will find this book a useful resource designed to increase understanding of visual impairment and the ability of visually impaired people to lead unimpaired lives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

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

Travel in Adverse Weather Conditions

by Richard L. Welsh and William Wiener

This report marks the first attempt to pull together the knowledge of a large number of people related to the problem of travel in adverse weather for people who have visual impairments. These ideas represent the state of the art as defined by a wide sample of practitioners from all over the United States who participated in the National Conference on Travel in Adverse Weather in Minneapolis in February, 1975.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Toward Independence

by Anne Yeadon

This book is an introduction to the use of instructional objectives in the teaching of severely visually impaired persons. While it happens to use a daily living skills course as an example of how a teacher might develop a course around this educational method, it is not a daily living skills teaching manual. A creative teacher should be able to adapt the approach as described in Toward Independence to many other subjects.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Independent LIving Skills

The Social Sources of Adjustment to Blindness

by Irving Faber Lukoff and Martin Whiteman

The impact of society on the blind is a complex issue, and many different tacks are necessary even if we are to only make little headway through the eddies and currents that alter and modify people's lives. This study is focused on the social forces that influence the adaptation of blind persons. The information derives from almost 500 interviews with blind persons selected from all walks of life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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