Division on Visual Impairments


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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DVIDB Professional Standards Committee Deborah Hatton, Chair Committee Report April 11, 2016 This committee is in a planning stage and has started planning for revisions of the initial and advanced specialty standard sets for teachers of students with visual impairments. Tiffany Wild, Deborah Hatton, Sandy Lewis, and Holly Lawson had an organizational phone call conference on March 23, 2016. Potential organizational partners were identified, and letters inviting these organizations to participate will be sent shortly. We anticipate asking for assistance in developing the background concept paper and literature review that CEC requires as the first step in developing updated standards. Our goal is to have a draft of the initial licensure standards for input from colleagues at the International AER Conference this summer. Having a transparent process with multiple opportunities for input 107

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