Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 63.4 Fall 2018

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

Issue link: http://dvi.uberflip.com/i/1033568

Contents of this Issue


Page 33 of 74

33 VIDBE-Q Volume 63 Issue 4 Nicholas Brian Casias, Ed.D., COMS President, Southern California Association of Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Los Angeles, California http://www.caoms.org Nicholas.Casias@gmail.com Summary of the Study This study examined in detail the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals who work with students with visual impairments in public schools as recommended by experts/practitioners (within the itinerant orientation and mobility [O&M] service delivery model) to influence and develop in-service training and supervision methods. Methodology A Delphi approach was used because it allowed for a canvas of experts in the field, thus explicating current and promising practices that might be different from those of established curricula. This process involved two rounds of Qualtrics surveys that were presented to practitioners/experts. The first survey consisted of three questions that allowed for textual responses. The data were reviewed and analyzed. The second survey consisted of the aggregated responses and asked the participants to rank the importance in each category. Participants were asked if they would be open to a follow- up telephone conversation to discuss research findings. Six participants were selected Research Supported Framework for Developing Paraprofessional In-Service Trainings in O&M

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Division on Visual Impairments - VIDBE-Q 63.4 Fall 2018