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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Visually Impaired (182)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.

Journals

  1. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, American Federation for the Blind.

Other Resources

  1. Corn, A., Erin, J. (Eds.). (2009). Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, Second Edition. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

  2. Barraga, N. C., and Erin, J. N. (2001). Visual Impairments and Learning, Fourth Edition. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed, Inc.

  3. Barraga, N. C., and Erin, J. N. (2001). Visual Handicaps and Learning, Fourth Edition. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed, Inc.

  4. Bishop, V. E., Barraga, N. C., Denzler, C., and Broussard, L. (2004). Teaching Visually Impaired Children, Third Edition. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.

  5. Cassin, B., and Solomon, S. (2011). Dictionary of Eye Terminology, Sixth Edition. Gainesville, Fla.: Triad.

  6. Erin, J. N. (2004). When You Have a Visually Impaired Student with Multiple Disabilities in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

  7. Koenig, A. J., and Holbrook, M. Cay. (1995). Learning Media Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments, Second Edition. Austin, Texas: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  8. Koenig, A. J. and Holbrook, M. Cay, editors. (2000). Foundations of Education, Second Edition. Volume I: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments. Volume II: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

  9. Levack, N. (1994). Low Vision: A Resource Guide with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments, Second Edition. Austin, Texas: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  10. Loumiet, R., and Levack, N. (1993). Independent Living: A Curriculum with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments, Volume I: Social Competence, Second Edition. Austin, Texas: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  11. Loumiet, R., and Levack, N. (1993). Independent Living: A Curriculum with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments, Volume II: Self-Care and Maintenance of Personal Environment, Second Edition. Austin, Texas: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  12. Loumiet, R., and Levack, N. (1993). Independent Living: A Curriculum with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments, Volume III: Play and Leisure, Second Edition. Austin, Texas: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  13. Lueck, A. H., Chen, D., Hartman, E., and Kekelis, L. S. (2008). Developmental Guidelines for Infants with Visual Impairment: A Manual for Early Intervention, Second Edition. Louisville, Ky.: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.

  14. Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheets: A Project of the Blind Babies Foundation. (1998). San Francisco, Calif.: Blind Babies Foundation.

  15. Pogrund, R. L., and Fazzi, D. L. (Eds.). (2002). Early Focus: Working with Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families, Second Edition. New York: AFB Press.

  16. Sacks, S. Z., Kekelis, L. S., and Gaylord-Ross, R. J. (1992). The Development of Social Skills by Blind and Visually Impaired Students: Exploratory Studies and Strategies. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

  17. Silberman, R., and Erin, J. (2006). Children with Visual Impairments. In Edward Meyen and Yvonne Bui (Eds.), Exceptional Children in Today's Schools: What Teachers Need to Know. Denver, Colo.: Love Publishing Company.

  18. Smith, M., and Levack, N. (1996). Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments: A Resource Guide. Austin, Texas: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Online Resources

  1. American Federation for the Blind — https://www.afb.org
  2. Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired — https://www.cabvi.org/
  3. Guidelines for Production of Tactile Graphics (2011) — https://www.tactilegraphics.org
  4. Guidelines and Standards for Education Students with Visual Impairments in Texas (2017) — http://www.tsbvi.edu/attachments/EducatingStudentswithVIGuidelinesStandards.pdf
  5. Lighthouse Guild — https://www.lighthouseguild.org/
  6. National Federation of the Blind — https://www.nfb.org/
  7. Perkins Library — https://www.perkins.org/library
  8. Resources for the Expanded Core Curriculum — http://www.tsbvi.edu/REC2Web/
  9. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired — https://www.tsbvi.edu
  10. Unified English Braille — http://www.brailleauthority.org
  11. Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts, The University of Texas at Austin — http://www.meadowscenter.org/vgc

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