Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

May 2004 • Volume 98Number 5

Contents

Articles

Low Vision

Performance of the Veterans Affairs Low Vision Visual Functioning Questionnaire—Janet P. Szlyk, Joan Stelmack, Robert W. Massof, Thomas R. Stelmack, Paulette Demers-Turco, R. Tracy Williams, and Benjamin D. Wright, print edition page 261

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that would be sensitive to the visual difficulties of persons with low vision and that could be used to evaluate outcomes and plan vision rehabilitation services. Toward that end, the Veterans Affairs Low Vision Visual Functioning Questionnaire was administered to 117 participants in rehabilitation programs in Veterans Affairs medical centers and in the private sector. The results demonstrate that the questionnaire is an effective instrument for measuring vision difficulties in persons who receive low-vision rehabilitation.

Strabismus

Parents' Observations of the Academic and Nonacademic Performance of Children with Strabismus—Maureen J. Reed, Stephen P. Kraft, and Raymond Buncic, print edition page 276

Abstract: In this study, children with strabismus, as a group, had significantly more academic and nonacademic difficulties than did children without strabismus. However, since not all the children with strabismus had academic difficulties, other factors that are associated with strabismus, such as headache, eyestrain, perceptual difficulties, and frustration, may affect learning in some children with strabismus.

Dental Health

Knowledge of Dental Health and Oral Hygiene Practices of Taiwanese Visually Impaired and Sighted Students—Chien-Huey Sophie Chang and Yeng-Hung Shih, print edition page 289

Abstract: This study investigated the dental health knowledge and oral hygiene practices of 95 students with visual impairments and 286 sighted students in Taiwan. It found that the students with visual impairments were less knowledgeable about dental health and less frequently completed oral hygiene practices than did the sighted students.

Research Reports

Impact of Favorite Stimuli on the Behavior of Persons with Multiple Disabilities While Using a Treadmill—Giulio E. Lancioni, Nirbhay N. Singh, Mark F. O'Reilly, Doretta Oliva, Francesca Campodonico, and Jop Groeneweg, print edition page 304

The Vividness of Imagery in a Person Who Has Been Blind for Three Years—Alfredo Campos, print edition page 309

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page, print edition page 259

From the Field, print edition page 314

News, print edition page 316

Calendar, print edition page 318

AER-Waves, print edition page 320


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CALL FOR PAPERS

Special JVIB Theme Issue on Orientation and Mobility

Guest editors: Kathleen M. Huebner, Ph.D., associate dean, Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment, Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

William Wiener, Ph.D., dean, The Graduate College, Western Michigan University.

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2005

Projected publication date: October 2005

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on orientation and mobility (O&M). Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The guest editors welcome your inquiries and ideas for this issue. Contact the editors by e-mail: Kathleen M. Huebner, <KathyH@pco.edu>; William Wiener, <William.Wiener@wmich.edu>.

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; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <afbpress@afb.net>.

Manuscripts should be sent for peer review to:
Dr. Alan J. Koenig
Editor in Chief, JVIB
College of Education
Texas Tech University
Box 41071
Lubbock, TX 79409

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