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Miner, I. D. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 1997
Describes the experiences of individuals with Usher Syndrome, discusses the lack of appropriate services and the failure of professionals to provide sufficient information on the condition, and stresses the importance of access to information and the acquisition of new skills before the visual impairment becomes severe. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Etiology
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Brown, S. C. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1987
Of 51 Louisiana students with Usher's Syndrome (a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss and progressive blindness), 71 percent manifested visual impairment and hearing loss, 9 percent had neither, 10 percent had visual impairments but a less-than-profound hearing loss, and 10 percent had profound hearing loss and no visual impairment.…
Descriptors: Diseases, Elementary Secondary Education, Genetics, Hearing Impairments
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American Annals of the Deaf, 1978
The special issue presents a collection of 10 studies presented at a major workshop on Usher's Syndrome (a condition of congenital deafness accompanied by progressive loss of vision) which was sponsored by the South Central Regional Center for Deaf-blind Children in Dallas, Texas, September, 1977. (IM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Deaf Blind, Family Involvement, Genetics
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Emmorey, Karen; Korpics, Franco; Petronio, Karen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
The role of visual feedback during the production of American Sign Language was investigated by comparing the size of signing space during conversations and narrative monologues for normally sighted signers, signers with tunnel vision due to Usher syndrome, and functionally blind signers. The interlocutor for all groups was a normally sighted deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, American Sign Language, Feedback (Response), Visual Perception
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Miner, I. D. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 1995
Usher syndrome, Type I, requires multiple adaptations throughout the life cycle because each stage of life has tasks and losses associated with deafness and progressive retinitis pigmentosa. This article examines the issues raised at each stage, using clinical vignettes from persons who have this condition and their families. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Adventitious Impairments
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Vernon, McCay; Hicks, Wanda – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1983
Group counseling for secondary students with Usher's syndrome, a genetic condition resulting in hearing impairment at birth and gradual loss of vision, was intended to provide information and opportunities for expression. Results included practical changes in school environment, increased information about deaf-blindness for the students, and help…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Deaf Blind, Emotional Adjustment, Group Counseling
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2011
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25-plus year collaborative effort between the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its predecessors and each state deaf-blind project throughout the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
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Karp, Adrienne – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1985
The article describes a variation of Usher's Syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by visual and auditory impairments, in which moderate, postlingual, and sometimes progressive hearing impairments may go undetected. Identification guidelines are offered. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Hearing Impairments, Multiple Disabilities
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2010
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25 year collaborative effort between NCDB, its predecessors and each state deaf-blind project throughout the country, as well as those projects funded in the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
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Tran, LenhAnh P.; Grundfast, Kenneth M. – Volta Review, 1997
This article discusses inheritance patterns in hearing loss, epidemiology, clues to genetic causes, locating genes that cause hereditary disorders, genes related to hearing loss disorders in individuals with Usher syndrome, Waardenburg syndrome, Treacher-Collins syndrome, Branchio-oto-renal and Pendred syndromes, and the significance of finding…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Congenital Impairments, Etiology
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Chute, P. M.; Nevins, M. E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 1995
This article describes the assessment and rehabilitation processes of three children with deaf-blindness due to Usher syndrome who received cochlear implants at ages six and nine. Follow-up data two and three years after implant for two of the children are analyzed, indicating substantial positive benefits. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Cochlear Implants, Communication Aids (for Disabled)
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Molloy, Paul; Baskin, Barbara – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1995
Discussion of assistive technologies that help students with multiple impairments focuses on procedures and equipment used by a college student with Usher's Syndrome, involving vision and hearing impairments. Highlights include federal legislation; problems and possible solutions at various educational levels; specific learning problems; and…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Carr, Theresa, Ed. – HKNC-TAC News, 1994
This theme issue presents personal perspectives and approaches to self-advocacy from individuals who are deaf-blind. Individual articles are: (1) "Self-Advocacy: Attaining Personal Stature" by Michelle J. Smithdas; (2) "The American Association of the Deaf-Blind: A National Consumer Advocacy Organization" by Jeffrey S. Bohrman;…
Descriptors: Adults, Deaf Blind, Personal Autonomy, Self Advocacy
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Usher, Lauren V.; DaWalt, Leann S.; Hong, Jinkuk; Greenberg, Jan S.; Mailick, Marsha R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study examined trajectories of daily living skills, behavior problems, body mass index (BMI), and health conditions spanning nearly a decade in adolescents and adults with fragile X syndrome (N = 134; age range at study end = 19-49 years), examining influences of sex and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms. Hierarchical linear modeling…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Genetic Disorders, Gender Differences
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DaWalt, Leann Smith; Usher, Lauren V.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Mailick, Marsha R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Friendships and social participation are key domains of quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This study examined the friendships, social and recreational activities, and family social networks of individuals with intellectual disabilities from two distinct diagnostic groups: individuals diagnosed with fragile X syndrome…
Descriptors: Friendship, Quality of Life, Adolescents, Adults
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