Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 65.4 Fall 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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Page 4 of 58

VIDBE-Q Volume 65 Issue 4 This issue begins with historical background from Dr. Sandra Lewis, who was mentored by and worked closely with Dr. Philip Hatlen. Dr. Hatlen was among the first to articulate the need for a dedicated, disability-specific curriculum, later formalized as the ECC. Dr. Lewis' article gives context to our current quest to provide appropriate education for all children with visual impairments and defines the actions we need to take in the near future to ensure Dr. Hatlen's vision is realized in the generation to come. The middle of this issue features stories from teacher-leaders who ceaselessly integrate ECC instruction into their work as direct service providers and supervisors. I have personally learned much from each of them, and I hope you will too. Christina von Reyn shares how she sets up supportive learning environments in which students learn math and science while also expanding their ECC skills. Sue Glaser shares details of an innovative summer project in which she helped deliver remote and ECC-focused summer enrichment for students. Next, Julia Hedrick describes strategies she uses both to purposefully integrate and embrace incidental learning of ECC skills into orientation and mobility instruction. The final teacher, Allison Conway, shares how she supports the integration of ECC skills beyond her lessons, back into the classrooms and the homes of children with visual impairments.

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