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NCDB Publications in Visual Impairment & Deafblind Education Quarterly

Dec 16, 2014

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Congratulations to NCDB staff on their recent article publications and to Amy Parker for being selected as guest editor of the Visual Impairment & Deafblind Education Quarterly!  The articles can be found at the publications page of the Council for Exceptional Children,  Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness.

Amy Parker, the Coordinator of Professional Development and Products for NCDB served as guest editor for this issue of the publication. Her piece, There’s no place like home: Growing a professional home for the field of deafblindness in DVIDB, addresses changes in the field of deafblindness.

Online parent training: The role of interveners in educational settings, written by Patti McGowan and Peggy Malloy,  describes an online training effort for parents and families. The training, co-sponsored by the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind and the National Center on Deaf-blindness, is on the role of interveners in educational settings. 

Using evidence-based strategies and technical assistance to improve identification of infants and toddlers with combined vision and hearing loss was written by Barbara Purvis and Mark Schalock. This article describes the work of the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to increase the numbers of children birth through two years old identified as having both vision and hearing loss, improve understanding about how such a loss impacts early learning and ensure that children are referred for appropriate early intervention and family support services as soon as possible. Read more...

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