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 Dr. Susan Bruce is the 2022 Distinguished Service Award recipient. There are few individuals who have made such a resounding impact on the field of special education for students with sensory and additional disabilites, including students who are deafblind. Dr. Bruce's imprint has been one of knowledge generation especially in the areas of communication, participation, and literacy. She has generously cultivated and shared this knowledge by applying her skills as a researcher, observer, professor, mentor, author, colleague, and an administrator. First and foremost, over many years, Dr. Bruce has listened to students with complex communication needs and has amplified their voices through her keen scholarship. For students with severe disabilities, she described and codified the ways that they were communicating and under what conditions. She described the processes in communication development that allows students with the most complex needs to be recognized as communication partners. Through her observation and thoughtful interactions with students, she not only found ways to increase expressive communication heavior for children, she has influenced educator practices to become more responsive and effective teachers. Dr. Bruce Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Susan Bruce

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