Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 64.4 Fall 2019

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.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 64 Issue 4 11 Dorinda Rife, MA, CLVT, COMS; Dorinda Rife Consulting, LLC; dorinda@dorindarife.com You've heard the taglines: Babies count, they matter too! Babies grow up to be fourth graders! The face of blindness is changing! We need more data! What's the hype about? Let's dive into the importance of data on our population in the field of education of young children and students with visual impairment (VI) and in the practice as teachers of children with VI, but more importantly how all of us have a duty to participate. Babies Count is a national registry and was established almost 25 years ago to address the insufficient data collected on infants and toddlers with (VI). The project's vision is to gather information about children with VI aged 0-36 months, specifically etiology, visual functioning, coexisting conditions, and early intervention (EI) services. The data acquired through Babies Count have the potential to inform personnel preparation, product development, legislation, and funding to support children with VI across their educational lifespans. Call to Action: The Babies Count National Registry of Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairment

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