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JVIB: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness

Año 2004. Número 98 (2)

Low Vision: Reading by Children with Low Vision
Marjolein Gompel, Wim H. J. van Bon, and Robert Schreuder, print edition pp 77
Abstract: This study of the reading of text found that despite their lower reading speed on a reading-comprehension task, the children with low vision comprehended texts at least as well as did the sighted children. Children with low vision need more time to read and comprehend a text, but they seem to use this time with enough efficiency to process the semantic, as well as the syntactic, information
Support Groups: "Program for Partners": Support Groups for Partners of Adults with Visual Impairments
Verena R. Cimarolli, Carol J. Sussman-Skalka, and Caryn R. Goodman, print edition pp 90
Abstract: This study of time-limited support groups attended by partners of individuals with visual impairments found that participation increased the attendees' knowledge of their visually impaired partners' situations, improved the quality of communication between the partners, and reduced the sighted partners' negative appraisal of their role
Multiple Disabilities: Haptic Exploratory Strategies and Children Who Are Blind and Have Additional Disabilities
Mike McLinden, print edition pp 99
Abstract: This study of the haptic exploratory strategies used by nine children with visual impairments and additional disabilities when interacting with portable and freely manipulable objects found that a broader approach to assessment and analysis is required than is used with typically developing children. An "adaptive-tasks" approach is proposed as a basis for developing a framework within which to account for sources of variance in the developing haptic abilities of these children
Research Report: A Computer System Serving as a Microswitch for Vocal Utterances of Persons with Multiple Disabilities: Two Case Evaluations
Giulio E. Lancioni, Nirbhay N. Singh, Mark F. O'Reilly, Doretta Oliva, and Gianluigi Montironi, print edition pp 116
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