Future Reflections Special Issue: Low Vision and Blindness 2005
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Title: Making It Work: Educating the Blind/Visually Impaired
Student in the Regular School
Author: Carol Castellano
Copyright: 2005, IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Price: $25 plus shipping/handling
“This is the most useful book of the decade for parents and educators of blind children. I will keep two copies on my desk at all times: one for my own reference, and one to give away. It is that good, that important.”
-- Barbara Cheadle, Editor, Future Reflections; President, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Making It Work is a complete how-to guide for the successful inclusion of a blind/visually impaired student in the regular classroom. Written in a clear, straightforward style, the book provides both the guiding principles and the nuts-and-bolts advice which will enable classroom teachers, teacher’s aides, school administrators, IEP teams, teachers of the visually impaired, and parents to create a learning atmosphere in which both the teacher and the blind/visually impaired student can thrive.
The effective teaching strategies and practical information offered will empower school staff not only to meet the challenges but also to enjoy the experience of having a blind/visually impaired student in class and will enable the blind/visually impaired student to be a full independent participant throughout the school day. Comments, advice, and inspiration from experienced classroom teachers who have taught a blind/visually impaired student are a unique and helpful aspect of the book. The resources chapter is extensive and includes information for blind/visually impaired students with additional disabilities. .
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“Making It Work is destined to be the definitive guide for years to come on how to make the regular school education a successful experience for blind/visually impaired children. With chapters flowing logically and full of detailed, useful information, it will be an essential handbook for school staff, specialized service providers, and parents of blind/visually impaired children.”
-- Joe Cutter, Early Childhood and O&M Specialist
To order, contact:
Information Age Publishing, PO Box 4967, Greenwich, CT 06831; (203) 661-7602; www.infoagepub.com
National Center for the Blind Materials Center, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; (410) 659-9314; www.nfb.org
Parents of Blind Children-NJ, 23 Alexander Ave., Madison, NJ 07940; (973) 377-0976; www.blindchildren.org
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