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Tadic, Valerija; Pring, Linda; Dale, Naomi – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Lack of sight compromises insight into other people's mental states. Little is known about the role of maternal language in assisting the development of mental state language in children with visual impairment (VI). Aims: To investigate mental state language strategies of mothers of school-aged children with VI and to compare…
Descriptors: Children, Visual Impairments, Mothers, Language Usage
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Vivoda, Ana – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This article investigates a teacher education project that involved designing and producing a series of tactile picture books as part of the arts curriculum at the Department of Teacher Education Studies in Gospic, University of Zadar. Founded upon the ideals of inclusion and efforts to offer a holistic education for all children, the project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tactual Perception, Stimuli, Picture Books
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Foley, John Thomas; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Wood, Barbara – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2008
The authors suggest incorporating pedometers into the physical education curricula for schoolchildren, especially children with visual impairment, as a way to combat childhood obesity. The authors offer activity ideas to incorporate pedometers into physical education classes and to encourage children with visual impairment to participate more…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Visual Impairments
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Kamei-Hannan, Cheryl; McCarthy, Tessa; D'Andrea, Frances Mary; Holbrook, M. Cay – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Introduction: "Reading Adventure Time!," formerly known as the pilot version of the "iBraille Challenge Mobile App," is an educational technology tool integrating digital literacy to support braille reading and writing instruction for students in 1st-12th grades. Designed to operate on an Apple iPad with a refreshable braille…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Skills, Visual Impairments, Computer Software
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Papadopoulos, Konstantinos; Metsiou, Katerina; Agaliotis, Ioannis – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The present study explored the total adaptive behavior of children and adolescents with visual impairments, as well as their adaptive behavior in each of the domains of Communication, Daily Living Skills, and Socialization. Moreover, the predictors of the performance and developmental delay in adaptive behavior were investigated. Instrumentation…
Descriptors: Socialization, Visual Impairments, Adolescents, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Landa-Vialard, Olaya; Ely, Mindy S.; Lartz, Maribeth Nelson – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
The Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute, Early Intervention Training Center for Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments and Their Families, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was a national project that developed resources with the goal of building the capacity of colleges and universities to prepare personnel to…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers
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Cmar, Jennifer L.; Markoski, Kasey – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2019
Introduction: Self-determination is a highly valued but under-researched component of the expanded core curriculum for students with visual impairments. In this study, the authors present results of a literature review on self-determination for children and youths with visual impairments (i.e., those who are blind or have low vision). Method:…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Skill Development
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Punia, Poonam; Berwal, Sandeep – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to develop and standardize a mental health battery for students with visual impairment (MHB-VI) in India. The research was carried out on sample of 126 children with visual impairment of the age group 10-25 years from Haryana state. The battery contained 61 items and these items were categorized into six sub-scales namely…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Visual Impairments, Standardized Tests, Test Construction
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Tadic, Valerie; Pring, Linda; Dale, Naomi – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
The study investigated attentional processes of 32 preschool children with congenital visual impairment (VI). Children with profound visual impairment (PVI) and severe visual impairment (SVI) were compared to a group of typically developing sighted children in their ability to respond to adult directed attention in terms of establishing,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Preschool Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Ability
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Shapiro, Deborah R.; Moffett, Aaron; Lieberman, Lauren; Dummer, Gail M. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2008
This study examined perceived competence; ratings of importance of physical appearance, athletic competence, and social acceptance; discrepancy scores; and global self-worth of 43 children with visual impairments. The findings revealed that the children discounted the importance of physical appearance, athletic competence, and social acceptance…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Adolescents, Self Esteem
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Parker, Amy T.; Grimmett, Eric S.; Summers, Sharon – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2008
This review examines practices for building effective communication strategies for children with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities, that have been tested by single-subject design methodology. The authors found 30 studies that met the search criteria and grouped intervention strategies to align any evidence of the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Multiple Disabilities, Evidence
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Khadka, Jyoti; Ryan, Barbara; Margrain, Tom H.; Woodhouse, J. Margaret; Davies, Nathan – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2012
The purpose of the study was to identify the educational, social and leisure activities and issues that matter to school children and young people with a visual impairment and to compare their lifestyle with fully sighted counterparts. Thirteen focus groups were conducted and the groups were stratified by age, gender, visual status and school…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes
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Argyropoulos, Vassilios; Thymakis, Paraskevas – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2014
Children with visual and motor disabilities constitute a distinct group with a unique set of educational needs. Such children are often grouped with the broader population of children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) (Erin, 2000; McLinden, 1997). The chief characteristic of…
Descriptors: Multiple Disabilities, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Children
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Celeste-Williams, Lyndsey; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Banerjee, Priya; Boyle, Jennifer – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a nutritional program on the nutritional knowledge of children and adolescents with visual impairments. The results indicated that there was a significant difference between the scores of the experimental and control groups and that age and vision had no effect on the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Adolescents, Children, Nutrition Instruction
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Toussaint, Karen A.; Tiger, Jeffrey H. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2010
Despite the need for braille literacy, there has been little attempt to systematically evaluate braille-instruction programs. The current study evaluated an instructive procedure for teaching early braille-reading skills with 4 school-aged children with degenerative visual impairments. Following a series of pretests, braille instruction involved…
Descriptors: Braille, Literacy, Reading Skills, Blindness
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