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Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma; links to an online newsletter.
Some parents believe tactile defensiveness is over-diagnosed among children with visual impairments. Christine Faltz describes her experiences with her two children, and other parents contribute in the comments section below the article.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Hadley offers a number of classes on self-advocacy, as well as how to be an advocate for your child.
Advice for parents on helping to create and understanding the importance of their child's Individual Education Program, assembled by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, associated with NFB.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Description of a low vision program in Malawi that was improved by training the professionals, parents, and the children.Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Families feel the greatest impact of, and provide the greatest support to, people who are deafblind. In this webcast, viewers learn some of the common responses to a diagnosis of deafblindness, and how to find parent peer support for daily life and future planning.Source: Perkins eLearning
Using contrast to maximize vision in the kitchen, bathroom, around the house, and outside.Source: Low Vision Center
This article explains the critical importance of establishing a predictable sequence of activities in the lives of children who are blind or visually impaired.Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
This document by Sharon Nichols offers a basic introduction to IEPs, including who is responsible for developing the IEP, what must be on it, what information must be considered as the IEP is developed, and the role parents can play on the team.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
The International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) is a non-government organization which has been working with the United nations since 1952 to improve conditions of vision health worldwide. Their website contains numerous articles and resources organization by global region. We present just a few of them here:
This research lab focuses on issues of vision impairment and neuroplasticity. Check out the site for reports on current research done by the lab on topics including visual impairment, CVI, spatial cognition, and related topics.Source: The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity
Provides a wide range of services to individuals with blindness and visual impairment in Cape Town, South Africa.Source: The League of Friends of the Blind (South Africa)
The Legal Framework is a template that summarizes state and federal requirements for special education by topic. The Legal Framework includes an A-Z index, frameworks, a glossary of special education terms and acronyms, links to statutes, citations, websites, guidance and resources. Multiple features are translated into Spanish; however, legal citations reflect English only.Source: Texas Education Agency
Assessing low vision, providing clinical services, and establishing an adaptive training and instructional program, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. (2005)Source: The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
NCGE works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. The site includes links to resources, publications, and events.
NIMAS is a national technical standard that requires learning materials be made accessible to students with print disabilities as quickly as possible. All NIMAS sources are easily converted into braille, audio, large print, and digital text.Source: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
The mission of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision is the "enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination." Information on registering to participate in the Center research. Most materials are aimed at professionals.Source: Mississippi State University (MSU-NRTC)
Sandra Lewis of Florida State University authored this position paper proposing functional skills lessons within classroom instruction.Source: Council for Exceptional Children – Division on Visual Impairments (CECDVI)
Use this search engine to find over 2,000,000 free digital books on the Web, which can be read with a screen reader or scanner program.Source: University of Pennsylvania