Foundations of Low Vision

Clinical and Functional Perspectives

Author: Anne Lesley Corn,Jane N. Erin

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 089128883X

Category: Medical

Page: 965

View: 1624

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, the ground-breaking text that highlighted the importance of focusing on the functional as well as the clinical implications of low vision, has been completely updated and expanded in this second edition. The revised edition goes even further in its presentation of how best to assess and support both children and adults with low vision and plan programs and services that optimize their functional vision and ability to lead productive and satisfying lives, based on individuals' actual abilities. Part 1, Personal and Professional Perspectives, provides the foundations of this approach, with chapters focused on the anatomy of the eye, medical causes of visual impairment, optics and low vision devices, and clinical low vision services, as well as psychological and social implications of low vision and the history of the field. Part 2 focuses on children and youths, providing detailed treatment of functional vision assessment, instruction, use of low vision devices, orientation and mobility, and assistive technology. Part 3 presents rehabilitation and employment issues for working-age adults and special considerations for older adults.

Foundations of Low Vision

Clinical and Functional Perspectives

Author: Anne Lesley Corn,Alan J. Koenig

Publisher: Amer Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 474

View: 5522

This video and accompanying manual is a creative package for making information on cultural programs and facilities accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Created especially for libraries, museums, historical societies, outdoor cultural facilities, corporations and everyone whose mission involves providing information to the community, Reaching Out offers practical design and program solutions.

Foundations of Rehabilitation Teaching with Persons who are Blind Or Visually Impaired

Author: Paul E. Ponchillia,Susan Kay Vlahas Ponchillia

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289395

Category: Education

Page: 415

View: 2731

This book details the background on the history and development of rehabilitation teaching and provides practical information and instructional strategies. Proven techniques are described for working with individuals with adventitious or congenital visual impairments, as well as strategies for teaching basic living skills. Included are chapters on each of the skill areas taught by rehabilitation teachers; detailed, step-by-step lesson plans for specific skills in each area; and valuable sample forms for assessing and planning the needs and course of instruction for new clients.

Low Vision

Principles and Practice

Author: Christine Dickinson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750622622

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 5378

Comprehensive review of the optometrist's work with the visually impaired. Details the theoretical background to aids used and explains how the optometrist works. For students and new optometrists. Halftone illustrations.

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, 3rd Edition

Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications

Author: William R. Wiener,Richard L. Welsh,Bruce B. Blasch

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284613

Category: Medical

Page: 854

View: 1799

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, the classic professional reference and textbook has been completely revised and expanded to two volumes by the most knowledgeable experts in the field. The new third edition includes both the latest research in O&M and expanded information on practice and teaching strategies. Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications, contains detailed information in such as areas as the use of the senses in O&M; teaching O&M to different age and ability groups; the use of technology-based travel systems; and travel in complex environments. No O&M student or professional can afford to be without this essential resource.

Understanding Low Vision

Author: Randall T. Jose

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891281191

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 555

View: 9022

A thorough review that covers fundamentals, assessment, clinical services, training and instructional services, and future directions. The author establishes a framework for understanding the impact of low vision on functioning, learning, and psychosocial status. Special sections contain chapters, reports, technical materials, curriculum guides, resources, and questionnaires by experts from 21 areas.

Cortical Visual Impairment

An Approach to Assessment and Intervention

Author: Christine Roman-Lantzy

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891288295

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 2014

The current leading cause of visual impairment among children is not a disease or condition of the eyes, but cortical visual impairment (CVI)-also known as cerebral visual impairment-in which visual dysfunction is caused by damage or injury to the brain. The definition, nature, and treatment of CVI are the focus of great concern and widespread debate, and this complex condition poses challenges to professionals and families seeking to support the growth and development of visually impaired children. On the basis of more than 30 years' experience in working with hundreds of children of all ages with CVI, Christine Roman-Lantzy has developed a set of unique assessment tools and systematic, targeted principles whose use has helped children learn to use their vision more effectively. This one-of-a-kind resource provides readers with both a conceptual framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies to apply directly in their work.

Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness

Foundations of Instruction

Author: Lauren J. Lieberman,Paul E. Ponchillia,Susan Kay Vlahas Ponchillia

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284540

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 2151

From three prominent educators and athletes comes this important new sourcebook on teaching the skills that will enable both children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness to participate in physical education, recreation, sports, and lifelong health and fitness activities.Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness includes methods of modifying physical skills instruction; techniques for adapting sports and other physical activities; teaching methods and curriculum points for physical skills instruction throughout the lifespan; and information about sports and related activities, providing rules, adaptations, and information about competition options. It is an ideal manual for physical educators, adapted physical education specialists, teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility specialists, occupational and recreational therapists, and anyone else interested in sports and recreation for persons who are visually impaired or deafblind.

Foundations of Education: History and theory of teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: M. Cay Holbrook,Alan J. Koenig

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283409

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 8407

Foundations of Education is the essential resource on educating students who are blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated second edition of this groundbreaking text is a comprehensive compilation including both fundamental theory and specific methodology on teaching visually impaired students in all areas. Volume 1: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments covers the fundamentals of vision and visual impairment, growth and development, children with multiple impairments, multicultural issues, and educational programming. Foundations of Education is not only the fundamental textbook for students in the field of visual impairment, but is a vital tool for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied professionals.

Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind Or Visually Impaired

A Guide to Assessment

Author: Ike Presley,Frances Mary D'Andrea

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891288902

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 2013

Collaborative Assessment: Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Including Those with Additional Disabilities. Stephen A. Goodman and Stuart H. Wittenstein, Editors Collaborative Assessment provides a framework for developing a cooperative, interactive team of professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve an accurate evaluation of the needs and strengths of students who are visually impaired in every area, from vision to speech and language to technology. Itinerant Teaching: Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, second edition. Jean E. Olmstead This classic guide to managing the fast-moving job of an itinerant teacher of visually impaired students is completely revised and updated, with new sections on young children, children with multiple disabilities, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, and stress management.

The Unseen Minority

A Social History of Blindness in the United States

Author: Frances A. Koestler

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288961

Category: History

Page: 658

View: 6581

The definitive history of the societal forces affecting blind people in the United States and the professions that evolved to provide services to people who are visually impaired, The Unseen Minority was originally commissioned to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the American Foundation for the Blind in 1971. Updated with a new foreword outlining the critical issues that have arisen since the original publication and with time lines presenting the landmark events in the legislative arena, low vision, education, and orientation and mobility, this classic work has never been more relevant.

Looking to Learn

Promoting Literacy for Students with Low Vision

Author: Frances Mary D'Andrea,Carol Farrenkopf

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283461

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 9273

This handbook provides teachers with practical tips and advice on improving literacy skills for students with low vision. The book provides easy-to-understand explanations of vital topics such as interpreting eye reports, performing functional vision assessments, working with low vision service providers, and more. The valuable resource section, tables, sample reports and sidebars offer essential information on assessing low vision students and helping them use their vision effectively.

Functional Vision

A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluation and Intervention

Author: Amanda Hall Lueck

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288718

Category: Medical

Page: 521

View: 4903

Emphasizing the need for collaboration and cooperation across medical, education, rehabilitation, and social service disciplines, this volume provides a primary reference tool for those engaged in work related to low vision rehabilitation and service delivery. It provides information about the funct.

Traveling Blind: Life Lessons from Unlikely Teachers

Author: Laura Fogg

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0979715210

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 6453

"I loaded up my huge pink ford with materials pillaged from the storeroom, borrowed a map of the county so I could find my scattered students, and set out to become a real teacher." In her remarkable memoir, Laura Fogg shares the unique life lessons she learned from the children she has worked with as a teacher of the visually impaired; lessons on patience, hope, doubt, loss, control, judgment and, ultimately, joy. With honesty and insight, Laura relates her experiences as an itinerant teacher in beautiful, rural Mendocino County. The abundant challenges and delights in her life's work are vividly portrayed with humor and tears and each child is seen for who he is--rather than for who he is not. Traveling Blind will bring you a deeper understanding of the struggles, perils and unexpected wonders of learning to negotiate this world without vision. Laura’s students reveal that blindness is a difficult and inconvenient condition, but one that does not have to rob people of their humanity, their intelligence or their zest for living. Parents, teachers, caregivers, all who love a child with a visual impairment or multiple handicaps, as well as those who have never even thought about blindness, will find stories that resonate in Traveling Blind. “Her explicit memory of experiences while learning to be an Orientation and Mobility Specialist are completely accurate, down to the street names where she learned to travel under blindfold. As Laura goes into what she taught students, and they taught her, she is in her element as a magnificent writer.” Dr. Phil Hatlen, Superintendent, Texas School for the Blind.

Essential Elements in Early Intervention: Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities, Second Edition

Author: Deborah Chen

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284885

Category: Education

Page: 668

View: 3039

Essential Elements in Early Intervention is a complete sourcebooks and guide for early interventionists, teachers of students with visual impairments, and other professionals who work with young children with visual impairments, dual sensory impairments, and multiple disabilities. It includes comprehensive information on vision and hearing examinations, functional vision and hearing assessments, and effective methods of providing early intervention services. The new edition includes expanded, updated information on federal special education legislation, best practices in early intervention, evidence-based outcomes, and the role of the early interventionist, as well as strategies for working with families and educational teams successfully.

Making Life More Livable

Simple Adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss

Author: Maureen A. Duffy

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283874

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 132

View: 5306

This newly revised and updated handbook is an essential guide for adults experiencing vision loss as well as an invaluable resource for their families and friends. Full of practical tips and illustrative photographs, this easy-to-use resource shows how people who are visually impaired can continue living independent, productive lives at home on their own. Useful general guidelines and room-by-room suggestions provide simple and effective solutions for making homes accessible and everyday activities doable for adults regardless of age.

Foundations of Education: Instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: Alan J. Koenig,M. Cay Holbrook

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283393

Category: Education

Page: 872

View: 5631

Foundations of Education is the essential resource on educating students who are blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated second edition of this groundbreaking text is a comprehensive compilation including both fundamental theory and specific methodology on teaching visually impaired students in all areas. Volume 2: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments covers specialized assessment and modifying instruction, as well as detailed information on instruction in both the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum. Foundations of Education is not only the fundamental textbook for students in the field of visual impairment, but is a vital tool for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied professionals.