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

July 2005 • Volume 99 Number 7

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ARTICLES

Cortical Visual Impairment

Visual Attention to Movement and Color in Children with Cortical Visual Impairment—Stacey Ann Cohen-Maitre and Paul Haerich, print edition page(s) 389

Abstract: This study investigated the ability of color and motion to elicit and maintain visual attention in a sample of children with cortical visual impairment (CVI). It found that colorful and moving objects may be used to engage children with CVI, increase their motivation to use their residual vision, and promote visual learning.

Social Skills

Use of Feedback from Sighted Peers in Promoting Social Interaction Skills—Divya Jindal-Snape, print edition page(s) 403

Abstract: A boy who was visually impaired was trained to self-evaluate his social interaction, and a sighted peer was trained to provide relevant feedback to the boy through verbal reinforcement by the researcher. This feedback enhanced the boy's social interaction with his sighted peers, improved certain aspects of his social behavior, and increased the accuracy of his self-evaluation for behaviors that require visual cues.

Language

Verbalism in the Narrative Language of Children Who are Blind and Sighted—Jesús Rosel, Antonio Caballer, Pilar Jara, and Juan Carlos Oliver , print edition page(s) 413

Abstract: This study examined the use of verbalisms by 62 children aged 7-14 who were totally blind from birth and 64 sighted children. It found that a child's degree of sight and gender did not affect the frequency with which verbalisms were used; only age had a significant positive effect. The study shows that language is a flexible structure that is used correctly by children who are congenitally blind as they adapt to the language used by those around them.

Low Vision

Efficacy of a Low Vision Patient Consultation— Dennis W. Siemsen, A. Renee Bergstrom, and Julie C. Hathaway, print edition page(s) 426

Abstract: A variety of obstacles can prevent persons or individuals with low vision from deriving the greatest possible benefit from the rehabilitation process, including inadequate understanding of their visual impairment, lack of knowledge about available services, and misconceptions about low vision devices. This study explores the use of a patient-education consultation to enable patients and their families to take better advantage of low vision services.

Research Report

Estimated Number of Persons Eligible for Vision Rehabilitation Services Under Expanded Medicare—Brenda S. Cavenaugh and Bernard A. Steinman, print edition page(s) 431

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page , print edition page(s) 387

Book Review

Functional Vision: A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluation and Intervention —Reviewed by Randy Jose, print edition page(s) 437

From the Field , print edition page(s) 438

News , print edition page(s) 441

Calendar , print edition page(s) 442


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