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JVIB: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness


Año 2004. Número 98 (1)

Orientation and Mobility: Tai Chi for People with Visual Impairments: A Pilot Study
Tanya A. Miszko, Vincent K. Ramsey, and Bruce B. Blasch, print edition pp 5
Abstract: This pilot study assessed the physical and psychological outcomes of a tai chi exercise program for eight adults with visual impairments. It found that after eight weeks of orientation and mobility training and tai chi practice, the participants' single leg-stance time and total knee flexion work and power improved, as did their frequency of, independence in, and satisfaction with performing mobility tasks
Aging: Visually Impaired Older Adults and Home-Based Leisure Activities: The Effects of Person-Environment Congruence
Regena Stevens-Ratchford and Airi Krause, print edition pp 14
Abstract: This qualitative study explored the effect of person-environment congruence on participation in home-based leisure activities by two legally blind older adults who lived independently in the community. The results indicated that visual impairment increased the time spent in home-based leisure activities and that the participants used various proactive behaviors to engage in these activities
Reading Rates: The Impact of a Modified Repeated-Reading Strategy Paired with Optical Character Recognition on the Reading Rates of Students with Visual Impairments
Suzan Trefry Pattillo, Kathryn Wolf Heller, and Maureen Smith, print edition pp 28
Abstract: The repeated-reading strategy and optical character recognition were paired to demonstrate a functional relationship between the combined strategies and two factors: the reading rates of students with visual impairments and the students' self-perceptions, or attitudes, toward reading. The results indicated that all five students increased their reading rates, and four students' attitudes toward reading improved
Practice Report: Encouraging Problem Solving in Orientation and Mobility
Fabiana Perla and Betsy O'Donnell, print edition pp 47
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