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ERIC Number: ED481025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 430
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89128-869-4
Collaborative Assessment: Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Including Those with Additional Disabilities.
Goodman, Stephen A., Ed.; Wittenstein, Stuart H., Ed.
This book offers a comprehensive text on the assessment of students with blindness or visual impairment with a focus on approaches used at the California School for the Blind. An introductory chapter is by Frances K. Liefert and Marsha A. Silver. Eleven chapters have the following titles and authors: (1) "Introduction to Visual Impairment" (Frances K. Liefert); (2) "The Role of the Administrator" (Stephen A. Goodman); (3) "Preparation for Assessment" (Lizbeth A. Barclay); (4) "Vision Assessment" (Frances K. Liefert); (5) "Expanded Core Curriculum: Education" (Lizbeth A. Barclay); (6) "Psychological Assessment" (J. Richard Russo); (7) "Speech and Language Assessment" (Marsha A. Silver); (8) "Expanded Core Curriculum: Technology" (Joan Anderson); (9) "Expanded Core Curriculum: Orientation and Mobility" (Frances K. Liefert); (10) "Report Writing" (J. Richard Russo and Frances K. Liefert); and (11) "Collaboration in Action: Henry" (Lizbeth A. Barclay, Frances K. Liefert and Marsha A. Silver). Five appendices provide: "Common Causes of Vision Loss in Children and Implications for Assessment" (Frances K. Liefert); "Parent Inventory and History Form"; "Abbreviations Used by Ophthalmologists and Optometrists"; "Sample State Eye Report Form for Children with Visual Impairments"; and "Checklist for Classroom Observation of Communicative Behavior." An annotated list of 14 organizational resources is also provided. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001 ($49.95). Tel: 800-232-3044 (Toll Free); Fax: 412-741-0609; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.