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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 with low vision, blindness, and disabilities in addition to their visual impairment. The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes a person who is exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and a skilled certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, deafblind or COMS, in any state approved or accredited day or specialized school, who serves students who are VI and/or DB ages birth through 21, with or without additional disabilities. It is the highest award presented to education professionals within the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness. In her nomination documents, Ms. Schles is described as a teacher who plans well-structured, creative lessons and takes the initiative to learn to use new programs and devices so she can teach them with confidence. Earlier this year, she published an article about her use of the Individualized Meaning-centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education (I-M-ABLE) in the Journal of 20

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