Description of JVIB September-October 2018, Vol. 112, No. 5
The focus of the September-October 2018 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is orientation and mobility, with a lead article into the effect of cane tip design and technique on obstacle detection from Western Michigan University. A second article, on the effect of cane material on perception of length, comes from the University of São Paulo. A study from the National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State University conducted an investigation into the factors that influenced the employment status of individuals receiving vocational rehabilitation.
Additional articles explored graphics, Charles Bonnet syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, motor competence in adolescents, and physical activity. A Research Report explains how information from Functional MRI scans can inform the educational plan of children with cerebral visual impairments, and two Practice Reports share strategies for promoting emergent literacy skills in toddlers and teaching ""echoidentification.""
In addition to research, practice, and features, this issue of JVIB also includes a CE opportunity for individuals needing to recertify with the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).