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Online Training and Research for Nemeth Code

By Lisha Yochimowitz
We are recruiting teachers of students with visual impairments who currently have or anticipate having a braille reader using Nemeth Code.
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CVI and Communication Needs Research

By Tara McCarty
What really works for students with CVI & communication needs? A doctoral candidate puts her focus towards intervention-based research for individuals with CVI and communication needs.
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Colby’s Growth to Language and Literacy: The Achievements of a Child who is Congenitally Deafblind

By Charlotte Cushman
Research article using case study approach looking at a young boy who is congenitally deafblind, who developed language and literacy.
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Exploring the Use of Smartphones and Tablets Among People with Visual Impairments: Are mainstream devices replacing the use of traditional visual aids?

By Charlotte Cushman
Research study exploring the use of smartphones and tablets among people with visual impairments to explore the question of whether mainstream devices are replacing the use of traditional visual aids
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Alternative Tactile Communication Program

By Flavia Moreira
Research study from Brazil on Alternative Tactile Communication for students with visual impairments
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Autistic-Like Features in Visually Impaired Children: A Review of Literature and Directions for Future Research

By Charlotte Cushman
This article reviews the literature and discusses directions for future research on autistic-like features in children with visual impairment.
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CVI & Autism: Exploratory study of dorsal visual stream dysfunction in autism: A case series

By Carmen Zarate
Research report on case studies of individuals with dorsal visual stream dysfunction and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Creating Learning Resources for Blind Students

Creating Learning Resources for Blind Students

By Charlotte Cushman
Researchers are working to develop a method to more easily create math textbooks in braille.
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Results From the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity

By Charlotte Cushman
Results From the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity
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Braille Literacy Statistics Research Study

By Charlotte Cushman
Braille Literacy Statistics Research Study
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Benefits of Decreasing Visual Clutter with Students with CVI

By Charlotte Cushman
This research study explores the improved visual functioning in students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) when visual clutter is reduced.
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Association of the Type of Toy Used During Play With the Quantity and Quality of Parent-Infant Communication

By Charlotte Cushman
Research study examines which types of everyday activities promote best language environment for children: books, traditional toys, or electronic toys
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Study Confirms Importance of Communicative Exchange

By Charlotte Cushman
Conversational exchange between an adult and a child can help with brain development
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Braille Teaching and Literacy: A Report for the European Blind Union and European Commission

By Charlotte Cushman
This report on braille teaching and literacy discusses findings from a two-year project in Europe investigating braille teaching and literacy.
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Visual Impairment in Preschool Children in the United States

By Charlotte Cushman
This research study found that the number of preschool children with VI is projected to increase disproportionally, especially among minority populations.
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Tablet Computers Versus Optical Aids to Support Education and Learning in Children and Young People with Low Vision

By demo_pdelfrari
Research study on visual aids for children and youth with low vision
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Current Use of Contracted and Uncontracted French Braille in Quebec

By Charlotte Cushman
Research article on the French braille code and its use in Quebec
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Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, Volume 5

By Charlotte Cushman
Scientific/Research Proceedings from 2017 CSUN conference
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Literacy Instruction for Students With Multiple and Severe Disabilities Who Use Augmentative/Alternative Communication

By Charlotte Cushman
Literacy Instruction for Students With Multiple and Severe Disabilities Who Use AAC is a 36-page document (2016)
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Mediating Haptic Exploratory Strategies in Children Who Have Visual Impairment and Intellectual Disabilities

By Charlotte Cushman
Research article on mediating haptic exploratory strategies in children who have visual impairment and intellectual disabilities

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