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AFB JOURNAL OVISUAL
IMPAIRMENT& BLINDNESS
  
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss  
 

June 2006 • Volume 100 Number 6

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Celebrating 100 Years

Contents

Articles

Orientation & Mobility

Orientation and Mobility Content for Children and Youths: A Delphi Approach Pilot Study—Robert S. Wall Emerson and Anne L. Corn, print edition page(s) 331-342

Rehabilitation

Life Goals in Vision Rehabilitation: Are They Addressed and How?—Verena R. Cimarolli, Kathrin Boerner, and Shu-wen Wang, print edition page(s) 343-352

Listening Comprehension

The Effect of a Summarization-Based Cumulative Retelling Strategy on Listening Comprehension of College Students with Visual Impairments—A. Tuba Tuncer and Banu Altunay, print edition page(s) 353-365

Research Reports

The Self-concept of Spanish Young Adults with Retinitis Pigmentosa—Maria Dolores Lopez-Justicia and Inmaculada Nieto Cordoba, print edition page(s) 366-370

Changes in Patterns of Age-Related Visual Impairment in the Netherlands: A Comparison of Two Cohorts of Patients Referred to Rehabilitation Programs 10 Years Apart—Ger H. M. B. van Rens, Judith A. Lens, and Michael R. de Boer, print edition page(s) 370-375

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 323

A Look Back

100 Years of Education—Jane N. Erin, print edition page(s) 325-330

Book Review

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment: Meeting Students' Learning Needs —Reviewed by Carol Seckington, print edition page(s) 377-378

From the Field, print edition page(s) 378-380

News, print edition page(s) 380-381

Calendar, print edition page(s) 381-384


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