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Orientation & Mobility
Harald Martinsen, Jon Magne Tellevik, Bengt Elmerskog, and Magnar Storliløkken
Abstract: This study examined the mental effort required to monitor landmarks and the effect of the type of route on mobility-route training. The results revealed that the features of landmarks and competence in travel were significantly related, indicating that some environmental factors related to height and width are more easily learned when people can travel independently. A similar result was found when types of travel were compared.
Brian Wiskochil, Lauren J. Lieberman, Cathy Houston-Wilson, and Susan Petersen
Abstract: This study examined the effect of trained peer tutors on the academic learning time-physical education (ALT-PE) scores of children with visual impairments. It found a mean increase of 20.8% for ALT-PE and increases in ALT-PE scores for closed and open skills and that trained peer tutors were more effective than were untrained peer tutors.
Around the World
Miriam Billig and Rachel Sharaby
NEWS AND FEATURES
Reviewed by Gregory L. Goodrich
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HumanWare empowers those who are blind or have low vision to live independently and compete effectively in a sighted world.
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* Crandell, John M. Jr. & Lee W. Robinson--Living with Low Vision and Blindness: Guidelines That Help Professionals and Individuals Understand Vision Impairments. '07, 222 pp. (7 x 10), 14 il.
This book summarizes the findings in the fields of general education and psychology as they relate to vision loss. It is concerned primarily with providing understanding of the many elements that must be considered before a successful rehabilitative and/or an educational program can be developed. This type of understanding is illustrated in the book by examples drawn from experience that the authors have directly observed. Theoretical factors are described that must be considered in the development of a suitable program for a person with specific strengths and weaknesses. Discussions are also included that relate to the meaning and implications of self-concept and self-esteem in the overall adjustment of individuals with vision loss. Also, psychological and sociological theories are evaluated of "the blind" as described in writings such as Kim's, The Community of the Blind, and Scott's, The Making of a Blind Man, in terms of their relevance of life adjustment. Weaknesses are identified in the research activities that could help alleviate problems. Another focus is on provision of explanations of the origin, development, influence, and modification of public attitudes on the adjustment of individuals with blindness. It will be of interest not only to educators and rehabilitation specialists in the field of work for the blind, but also to psychologists, social workers, educators, and therapists.
* Bishop, Virginia, E.--Teaching Visually Impaired Children. (3rd Ed.) '04, 352 pp. (7 x 10), 21 il., 11 tables, $73.95 hard, $49.95 paper.
* Frame, Melissa J.--Blind Spots: The Communicative Performance of Visual Impairment in Relationships and Social Interaction. '04, 216 pp. (7 x 10), 3 il., 9 tables, $52.95 hard, $32.95 paper.
* Tuttle, Dean W. & Naomi R. Tuttle--Self-Esteem and Adjusting with Blindness: The Process of Responding to Life's Demands. (3rd Ed.) '04, 328 pp. (7 x 10), 13 il., $71.95 hard, $51.95 paper.
This new and expanded third edition analyzes blindness within the context of two overlapping theoretical constructs: the development of self-esteem and the process of adjusting to social and/or physical trauma. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of blindness and the essential background for subsequent discussions. Section II explores the general theoretical model for the development of self-esteem common to all persons and analyzes the impact that blindness imposes upon this model. Section III explores the process of coping with social and physical traumas or crises. Section IV is addressed primarily to members of the blind person's support team and provides suggestions for creating a climate for optimum development. Factors that may influence the adjustment process, descriptions of external and internal sources of self-esteem, activities for stimulating affective growth, and guidelines for professionals who work with the blind are included. Personal impacts and psychosocial implications of blindness are discussed in-depth and illustrated with biographical and autobiographical statements by more than 50 blind men and women. This book will serve as an excellent review and refresher for experienced practitioners and administrators working in the field of blindness. Professionals in education, social work, vocational counseling, rehabilitation, recreation therapy, ophthalmology, and optometry will find this comprehensive resource to be an invaluable addition to their libraries.
* Harley, Randall K., G. Allen Lawrence, LaRhea Sanford, & Rebecca Burnett--Visual Impairment in the Schools. (3rd Ed.) '00, 262 pp. (7 x 10), 37 il., $52.95 cloth, $38.95 paper.
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[logo] The New York Institute for Special Education
The Board of Trustees of The New York Institute for Special Education is pleased to announce the appointment of
Dr. Bernadette M. Kappen
as the next Executive Director, effective January 2008.
Dr. Kappen succeeds Dr. Eugene McMahon who will retire in June to begin a consulting practice.
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As part of our 175th Anniversary Celebration
175 Years of Doing Good:
Single copies are available by writing to:
The GuildScholar Program
A Scholarship for Visually Impaired High School Students
Open to all legally blind high school students entering college in September 2008. Application to be made at the end of the junior year of high school.
Must be a US Citizen or legal resident, have an excellent academic record and have demonstrated school and community leadership.
Scholarships of up to $15,000 will be competitively awarded to qualified students. The deadline for the 2008 scholarships is July 1st, 2007. The GuildScholar application is online.
Please log on to www.jgb.org/guildscholar.asp
For more information, contact Gordon Rovins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Millions of seniors and their loved ones are facing vision loss.
AFB Senior Site can help.
This new resource was designed for seniors, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Learn more today at:
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Aging and Vision Loss
A Handbook for Families
Alberta L. Orr and Priscilla Rogers, Ph.D.
Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families provides supportive, reassuring, and practical advice for family members confronting vision loss in an elderly parent, other relative, or friend. Answers to common questions and suggestions on how to work toward adjustment are presented, along with tips on improving family communication, finding emotional support, using adaptive strategies for carrying out everyday activities, and organizing one's home and living environment. A comprehensive resource list is included. The handbook is 256 pages long and is $19.95; it is available in large-print paperback and on ASCII disk.
Order your copy at www.afb.org/store
American Foundation for the Blind
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special JVIB Theme Issue
Guest editors: Lylas Mogk, M.D., medical director, Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center, Henry Ford Health System. Gale Watson, M.Ed., blind rehabilitation specialist, Blind Rehabilitation Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and certified low vision therapist, Rehabilitation Research and Development Center on Aging Veterans with Vision Loss, Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2008
Projected publication date: October 2008
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on macular degeneration. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Pathology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), demographics, and risk factors
Guidelines for contributors are generally printed in each issue of JVIB, and are also available from AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind; web site: <www.afb.org/jvib_guidelines.asp>; phone: 212-502-7651; e-mail: <email@example.com>.
Manuscripts should be e-mailed for peer review to: Dr. Duane Geruschat, Editor in Chief, JVIB: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; or mailed to: Lions Vision Center, 550 North Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205.
JVIB Guidelines for Contributors
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues.
JVIB invites submissions in the following categories
Article: Full-length manuscripts on research, theory, reviews of the literature, or practice-based activities. The topics may have far-reaching and broad impact. Articles are peer reviewed. Length: 2,500-5,000 words.
Research Report: A shorter format for presenting research results. The main difference between articles and Research Reports is length. In addition, Research Reports may have a more focused or narrower impact than articles and may report pilot studies, research in progress, or studies with a small number of subjects. Research Reports are peer reviewed. Length: 1,000-2,500 words.
Practice Report: An opportunity for teachers, rehabilitation specialists, and other practitioners to share information about innovative techniques, strategies, and service delivery. Practice Reports are shorter in length than practice-based articles and may provide more focused information and a less comprehensive discussion of the implications. Practice Reports are peer reviewed. Length: 1,000-2,500 words.
Around the World: A forum for reporting on research or programs that are specific to one culture or part of the world and that may not have broader relevance. Around the World articles are peer reviewed. Length: 500-2,500 words.
Comment: A discussion of a timely topic, based on the author's experience or opinions. Comments are not peer reviewed. Length: 500-1,000 words.
Letter to the Editor: A direct response to a paper that was recently published in JVIB. The authors of the paper referred to are given a chance to respond to the letter in the same issue in which the letter appears. Note that letters may be edited for length and style. Letters are not peer reviewed. Length: Varies.
Authors should send one paper copy and one disk copy (preferably in ASCII or Microsoft Word). Authors are required to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement that gives AFB copyright to the paper once it is published. JVIB does not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously submitted elsewhere or previously published elsewhere.
The full version of the JVIB Guidelines for Contributors can be found online, <www.afb.org/jvib_guidelines.asp>, or by contacting AFB Press, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001; phone: 212-502-7651; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <email@example.com>. Manuscripts should be e-mailed to: Duane R. Geruschat, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; or mailed to: Lions Vision Center, 550 North Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205.
How to Contact JVIB
To submit an article, Research Report, or Practice Report for peer review, e-mail it to Dr. Duane R. Geruschat, editor in chief, JVIB: <email@example.com>; or mail it to Lions Vision Center, 550 North Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205. Inquiries should be sent to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To offer information on a program, conference, product, or promotion for possible publication in From the Field, News, or Calendar, contact: Rebecca Burrichter, associate editor, AFB Press, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <email@example.com>.
To advertise in JVIB or to receive information on advertisement rates, contact: Sharon Baker-Harris, marketing manager, AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, 100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620, Atlanta, GA 30303; fax: 404-659-6957; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To find JVIB, on the web, visit: <www.afb.org/jvib>.
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