Description of Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) January-February 2015 Vol. 109., No. 1
Happy New Year from JVIB! This issue begins with a farewell from Associate Editor Carol Farrenkopf, who is leaving the position after 10 years of service. She writes, in the Guest Editor's Page, ""Although I will not be managing anymore manuscripts for JVIB, I will still read the journal from cover to cover and will think about the many, many hours behind the article I am reading."" The issue continues with a welcome to the journal's Statistical Sidebar column, in which Consulting Editor for Research Robert Wall Emerson will explain the statistics and findings of research articles for readers who expressed the need for such information. Dr. Wall Emerson discusses the purpose of a control group and an experimental group in the context of the issue's lead article, Virtual Environments for People Who Are Visually Impaired Integrated into an Orientation and Mobility Program, by Lahav and colleagues.
Teachers, especially reading specialists, as well as parents and caregivers ,will enjoy a pair of Practice Perspectives that focus on breakthroughs in braille instruction with two struggling readers using Diane Wormsley's Individualized Meaning-centered Approach to Braille Literacy. (Dr. Wormsley is editor in chief of JVIB.) Read how a boy on the Autism spectrum for whom English was a second language and a girl who had struggled with large print, lost interest in braille, and was terrified to read aloud in class made consistent progress in their braille reading and writing.