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ERIC Number: EJ870994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
AODA Training Experiences of Blindness and Visual Impairment Professionals
Davis, S. J.; Koch, D. Shane; McKee, Marissa F.; Nelipovich, Michael
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v8 n1-2 p42-50 2009
Co-existing alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) and blindness or visually impairment may complicate the delivery of rehabilitation services. Professionals working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired need to be aware of unique issues facing those with co-existing disabilities. This study sought to examine the AODA training needs, attitudes, and knowledge of blindness and visual impairment professionals. Twenty participants agreed to participate in a co-existing disabilities training session. During the training, each participant was asked to complete a questionnaire measuring his or her previous AODA training and knowledge and attitudes toward people with co-existing disabilities. Results revealed negative attitudes toward people with AODA and highlighted training needs of professionals who serve people with co-existing AODA and blindness or visual impairment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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