Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 67.1 Winter 2022

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 67 Issue 1 Nominated by Amy T. Parker & Holly M. Lawson Becky Morton is the 2022 recipient of the Virginia Murray Sowell Student of the Year award. Becky was selected as a member of the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) program at Portland State University (PSU) in 2019. Becky is also a student in the VIL program at Portland State University. Throughout her coursework, she has demonstrated competence from a technical, scholarly, and community-oriented perspective. She has contributed to PSU's outreach to the community as a student worker by supporting efforts to promote equity through Mobility Matters, 2020 and 2021. During Becky's course of study in the O&M and VIL programs, she has demonstrated numerous instances of leadership in different groups of learners and professionals, encouraging collaboration in a quiet and organized way. She dedicates herself to assessment, to braille, and to O&M, because she wants to be the best professional that she can be. This was evident early on, when she decided to reduce her hours of employment so that she could be mentored as a TSVI in her practicum phase. Becky has recently been hired by the Columbia Regional Program as a TSVI and O&M serving infants, toddlers and young families in the Portland area. She also worked creatively to do a short-term practicum internship with a TSVI and COMS in Idaho who has expertise in serving young children and Virginia Murray Sowell Student of the Year Award: Becky Morton

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