Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 65.3 Summer 2020

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 65 Issue 3 The book is broken down into five main parts, each including two or three chapters. The first part consists of background information about visual impairment and resources. The first chapter includes the definitions of legal blindness, partial vision, and functional vision and ways of prevention. The second chapter addresses issues related to organization of the home environment. Resources for services for those with visual impairments are provided in the second chapter, including program information regarding Medicaid, food stamps, and free cell phones. The second part of the book focuses on believing in yourself and dealing with vision loss. In the third chapter, the author provides some tips about personal care items and essentials in the home. The fourth chapter is devoted to emotional fluctuations, noting that it is common that people can feel fear, sadness, and anger after they lose their sight. Therefore, the author focuses on the strategies that help people to rebuild their self-esteem. The fifth chapter covers options for vision rehabilitation training, including learning about communication, home and personal management, and orientation and mobility skills for independence. The third part of the book focuses on practicing skills and social interactions. Within this section, there are focuses on using assertive speech in different settings as well as focuses on the home environment, especially in the bathroom and

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