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Itinerant Teaching Classic Expanded

American Foundation for the Blind Publishes Second Edition of Itinerant Teaching: Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

New York, NY (May 10, 2005)—Today, most children who are blind or visually impaired receive an education in the mainstream classroom. However, they still require specialists to provide them with individualized instruction for skills related to their particular disability, and the itinerant teachers who address these needs have become even more important in recent years. To provide these teachers with the practical resources they need in an ever-changing educational system, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has published an expanded 2nd edition of its classic Itinerant Teaching: Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments.

The first edition, originally published fourteen years ago, was a groundbreaking publication valued by both new and seasoned itinerant teachers. Now, the eagerly awaited update reflects the changing role of the itinerant teacher and the changing models of the profession. Newly added sections include a wealth of information about assistive technology, multiple disabilities, orientation and mobility, and stress management.

"When the book was first published," said AFB president and CEO Carl R. Augusto, "it addressed a serious need itinerant teachers had for practical, real-world advice for managing difficult schedules in a variety of contexts. The second edition is perhaps even more of a necessity, since the case loads of itinerant teachers and the number of mainstreamed students with multiple disabilities are increasing."

Penned by Jean Olmstead, herself a seasoned itinerant teaching professional, the completely updated Itinerant Teaching is a must-have guide for busy teachers. The book helps these critically important and in-demand professionals efficiently organize materials and times, schedule and program events and activities, work in teams, and negotiate varying school environments.

Get your copy of Itinerant Teaching at AFB's online bookstore.

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Contact:
Adrianna Montague-Gray
AFB Communications
212-502-7675
amontaguegray@afb.net

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