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 32 Hong "Nana" Phangia Dewald, Ph.D., COMS; Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind; hong.phangiadewald@gmail.com Advances in technology have allowed various areas of healthcare and education to explore and utilize alternative practice and service delivery models to connect service providers with their clients and educators with their students. In healthcare, the broad term of "telehealth" is defined as "the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration" (Health Resources and Services Administration, 2019). In education, the use of telecommunication technology to deliver and support educational services has been most prominent in the area of early childhood special education. The terms "telepractice" and "teleintervention" are the terms that have been closely associated with the provision of services via telecommunication technologies for families in early intervention (EI) programs. "Teleintervention" is a term used to describe Teleintervention as a Service Delivery Model for Families of Young Children with Visual Impairment in Early Intervention

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