Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 62(4) Fall 2017

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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6 VIDBE - Q Volume 62 Issue 4 President's Message Tiffany Wild, Ph.D. Assistant Professor The Ohio State University wild.13@osu.edu Dear DVIDB Members, My term as your president is ending in just a few short months. It has been a busy two years, packed with many professional achievements for this organization. As I reflect back o n the past 2 years many things come to mind both professionally and personally. I started my term busy preparing for the conference in St. Louis, a conference I could not attend since I was awaiting the arrival of my daughter. I want to thank board membe rs for stepping up and lending me their computers to SKYPE into the board meetings and listen into the social on Facetime. We also began working on the new standards for teacher training programs in visual impairment. Deborah Hatton, Sandy Lewis, Holly L awson, Carlie Rhoades, and Stacy Kelly worked during that first year gathering input, working with leaders in our field during numerous meetings, and putting together a document of our recommended standards to present to CEC. THANK YOU! That first year a lso was full of work with the larger CEC organization and ensuring that our division voices were heard. The second year continued the work of the standards. Deborah and her committee elected strand leaders to coordinate with volunteers to create literatur e reviews of all the

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