Description of Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) March-April 2014 Vol. 108., No. 2
"When a student has difficulty in learning to read, teachers of students with visual impairments have a limited repertoire of accessible tools with which to attack the problem," wrote Jane Erin in the introduction to this issue's Practice Perspectives, which highlights the efforts of three professionals who adapted a mainstream reading program with positive results for struggling braille readers.
The recent economic downturn in the United States also had an impact on the job prospects of transition-aged youths with visual impairments, as the authors of the lead article of this issue discovered when they poured over five waves of data from a national study. Authors Connors, Curtis, Wall Emerson, and Dormitorio provide data that support the fact that completion of high school and paid work experience during high school are "critical to long-term success" for this group. You can earn a CEU from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals by reading this issue's lead article.
The other articles and reports included in this issue offer information on the use of constant time delay for teaching braille word recognition, the importance of early introduction to braille and its relationship to tactile sensitivity, the effect of nonverbal cues, the usage and validity of Michigan Severity Rating Scales, the results of a survey about a new online training curriculum for the Randolph-Sheppard program, and the findings of an action-research project into multiple disabilities and visual impairment.