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

October 2006 • Volume 100 Number 10

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Celebrating 100 Years

Contents

SPECIAL FOCUS ON EDUCATION

Comment

Notes from the Front Lines—Frances Mary D'Andrea, print edition page(s) 587-588

Introduction

Education Issues in Brief: A Gift from the Fellows of the National Center on Leadership in Visual Impairment—Jane N. Erin and Mark Richert, print edition page(s) 588-590

Issue Briefs

Highly Qualified Personnel and Implications for Teachers of Students Who Are Visually Impaired-Tilly R. Steele, Lynn Fox, and Beth Harris, print edition page(s) 590-592

Least-Restrictive Environment for Students with Visual Impairments-Derrick Smith and Tiffany Wild, print edition page(s) 592-593

Personnel Shortage and Caseload Management of Students with Visual Impairments: Children at Risk-Sharon Summers, Laurel Leigh, and Jennifer Arnold, print edition page(s) 593-594

Teachers of Visually Impaired Students As Providers of Related Services? "Supportive Services" versus "Specially Designed Instruction"-Lori Johnson and Holly Lawson, print edition page(s) 595-596

The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Visually Impaired-Heather McDonough, Eric Sticken, and Stacy Haack, print edition page(s) 596-598

High-Stakes Testing and Implications for Students with Visual Impairments and Other Disabilities-Kim Zebehazy, Elizabeth Hartmann, and Julie Durando, print edition page(s) 598-601

The Future of Leadership in the Field of Visual Impairment-Shawn Sweet-Bernard and Donna Brostek, print edition page(s) 601-603

Speaker's Corner

A Call to Action: Are We Ready for Related Services? Do We Want To Be?—Kay Alicyn Ferrell and Sharon Zell Sacks, print edition page(s) 603-605

ARTICLES

Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-media Learners, Part 1—Kelly E. Lusk and Anne L. Corn, print edition page(s) 606-619

Divergent Development of Gross Motor Skills in Children Who Are Blind or Sighted—Michael Brambring, print edition page(s) 620-634

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 579

A Look Back, print edition page(s) 580-586, continued on page 605

From the Field, print edition page(s) 635-636

News, print edition page(s) 636-637

Calendar, print edition page(s) 637-640


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Families Connecting with Families

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July 13-15, 2007 * Omaha, Nebraska

A national conference covering all aspects of raising and educating a child with a visual impairment, the 2007 FCF conference will include:

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* Networking with other families and professionals

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* Fun for the whole family: a trip to Omaha's world-class Henry Doorly Zoo and a pioneer-style Family Cookout with campfires, music, and stories of the Wild West

THE 2007 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT:

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