Steve Madden Men Combat s Hardin Combat Hardin Boot B079ZRWT1Q Brown Leather 6785383 Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness

The mission of the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness is to prepare highly qualified professionals to educate and rehabilitate individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and to conduct research that broadens and deepens our understanding about blindness and the best methods for increasing independence for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Founded in 1996 with the help of an experimental/innovative grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute on Blindness was established to create the first non-discriminatory program in equipping people interested in teaching cane travel and braille to blind students using Structured Discovery Cane Travel (SDCT)™ methods and principles. Using this methodology, we have proven over the last two decades, that it is the non-visual techniques that keep blind people safe while learning to travel…not the instructor's visual acuity. All PDRIB programs are based fundamentally on the premise that structured discovery methods, positive attitudes about blindness, and high expectations for performance are the keys for helping children and adults who are blind or visually impaired to become independent, productive members of society.

Steve Madden Men Combat s Hardin Combat Hardin Boot B079ZRWT1Q Brown Leather 6785383
FAMMZ Men s Man Desire Fashion Stylish Motorcycle Riding Leather Tall Knee High Boots Tan Dr. Martens Burham ST Work Boot Black Industrial Greasy , Dr. Martens Men s 1460 Oxford Egret Testosterone Men s Ball Of Fire Boot Cognac , 5.11 Tactical A.T.A.C. 6" Boot Black FAMMZ Men s Man Desire Fashion Stylish Motorcycle Riding Leather Tall Knee High Boots Black , FRYE Men s Sam Harness Motorcycle Boot Brown , Dr. Martens Women s 939 Deep Red , Marc New York by Andrew Marc Men s Kent Combat Boot Grey/Dark Grey/Black/Honey Harley-Davidson Men s Brendan 10- Inch Boots, Gray/Black Brown D93194 D93195 Black Dr. Martens Men s Talib Wooly Bully Winter Boot White , Harley-Davidson Men s Chipman Motorcycle Boot Brown Angus Boot With Cargo-Pull Tabs. Honey FAMMZ Men s Man Desire Fashion Stylish Motorcycle Riding Leather Tall Knee High Boots Brown , FAMMZ RAVEN Men s Man Motorcycle Police Engineer Trooper Patrol Leather Tall Riding Boots Black Mens Black Mid Calf Buckle Strap Side Zip Winter Boots 555 Black , Harley-Davidson Men s Scout Boot Brown , Cody James Men s Harness Boot Square Toe - Cj9995bl Black , Danner Men s Reckoning 8" Combat Boot Black Hot Kenneth Cole REACTION Men s Design 20655 Combat Boot Brown/Navy Harley-Davidson Men s Bill Steel Toe Harness Boot Black Milwaukee Leather Men s 9" Waterproof Gear Shirt Protection Boot Round Toe - Mbm9071wp Black Xelement 1440 Classic Mens Black Engineer Boots - 9 - , Kenneth Cole New York Men s Design 10445 Combat Boot Cognac , FAMMZ Men s Man Desire Fashion Stylish Motorcycle Riding Leather Tall Knee High Boots Tan Kenneth Cole REACTION Men s Design 20655 Combat Boot Brown/Navy , Sunny&Baby Men & Big Kid s Martin Boots Genuine Leather Lace UP Accent High Top Shoes (Thicken Fleece Available) Fleece Inside Black , Harley-Davidson Men s Faded Glory Motorcycle Boot Black Harley-Davidson Men s Manifold Boot Black

The Institute on Blindness provides outstanding professional preparation for individuals entering the field of working with blind children or adults, and our graduates have been eagerly sought after by employers from all across the United States in both public and private sectors.

We are committed to providing leadership in creating programs and conducting research that empowers blind individuals not only to live independently, but also to participate fully in society. We take pride in maintaining high academic standards. The Master's degree programs at Louisiana Tech University are non-discriminatory and designed to exceed the standards and competencies of traditional university training programs.

The Institute on Blindness has worked in partnership with the Louisiana Center for the Blind, one of the leading adult orientation and adjustment training centers in the United States, to develop rigorous and high quality graduate degree programs

Professional Development

The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness offers three Graduate degree programs, each of which is designed to provide high quality education and support for students.

The Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance / Orientation and Mobility program remains the only university-based degree program that prepares individuals to teach cane travel skills to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired using Structured Discovery Cane Travel (SDCT)™ methods and principles. Core to this program, all students undergo a minimum of 400 hours of immersion in blindness, where all students (blind and sighted) wear blindfolds eight hours per day learning nonvisual skills for accomplishing travel skills safely and efficiently.

The Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance / Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind program was founded in 2014 and is designed to teach a broad range of skills, including cane travel, braille, activities of daily living, and access technology to children and adults. Similarly, students matriculating through the RTB program begin their training through immersion in foundational nonvisual skills based on Structured Discovery methods and principles.

The Master of Arts in Teaching / Teaching Blind Students program prepares teachers of children who are blind or visually impaired the skills necessary to educate children with visual impairments in the regular and specialized classroom settings. Foundational to this program, all students must demonstrate mastery in reading and writing the Unified English Braille code before student teaching. Teachers gain a deep understanding about the impact of attitudes and expectations on education, and are given broad exposure to Access Technology, and the Expanded Core Curriculum.

Regardless of which degree track is right for you, all individuals seeking to become students at Louisiana Tech should be familiar with information related to applying to the University.

Research

The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University also provides information to the broader community about blindness, dispelling misconceptions, and promoting training and education about the potential of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

The Critical Concerns in Blindness book series provides in-depth discourse into specific strategies for training young children and adults in ways that capitalize on their strengths and promotes the capacity, rather than deficiencies of individuals living with vision loss. From mobility concepts for teaching very young children the importance of movement, helping parents to get the best educational experience for their children, to the methods and principals that underlie high quality rehabilitation training for adults and seniors.

Our Research Reports serve as a centralized location highlighting some of the contemporary research being done in the area of training and education for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and provides links to download these reports directly. The latest employment and rehabilitation statistics on the lived experiences of adults who are blind or visually impaired, Research on reliability and validity of reading media assessments necessary for educating children with a visual impairment, and research on the role of attitudes, expectations, and mentoring on the lives of children and adults who are blind or visually impaired are a few of the reports you will find here.

In an effort to impact the field more broadly, we work to provide continuing education opportunities to professionals nationwide in the areas of Structured Discovery, teaching, and braille literacy. We also work closely with the National Blindness Professional Certification Board to ensure high-quality certification standards for professionals who wish to teach Orientation and Mobility, Rehabilitation Teaching, or Braille literacy.

kensie Women s Dominic Slide Sandal Silver , TIANYUQI Men s Mesh Slip On Water Shoes Blue , Youweb Water Shoes Quick Dry Aqua Water Shoes Beach Walking Swming Yoga Exercise Black01 , FASHOE Mens Womens Swimming Water Shoes Barefoot Aqua Socks Shoes for Beach Pool Surfing Yoga Black Dunham Men s Cloud Mid-Cut Waterproof Boot Slate Black Astral TR1 Mesh Women s Water Ultra-Light Hiking Shoe Deep Water Navy 50 Shades Of Animal Print Dance Dress Shoes Collection, Wedding Pumps: Women Comfort Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) , Easy Works Women s Bind Health Care Professional Shoe Skull Patent Not Rated Women s Lady Swag Boot Taupe Linea Paolo Axel | Women s Faux Pearl Embellished Leather or Denim Flat Mule (New Spring) Navy Denim Harley-Davidson Women s Bleckley Work Boot Black/Black , Mofri Women s Trendy Buckle Belt Square Toe Block Medium Heel Slide On Mule Shoes Brown New Balance Women s 711v3 Cush + Cross Trainer White New Balance Women s 09v1 Training Shoe Camo Graphic/Black , PUMA Men s Ignite XT Netfit Cross Trainer Lapis Blue-puma White INDEX! Women s Slouchy Almond Toe Zipper Knee High Stacked Block Heel Boots Charcoal Faux Suede NIKE Women s City Cross Trainer Wolf Grey/Volt-glacier Blue , Meeshine Women s Ballet Flats Comfort Slip On Fashion Dress Shoes Navy , ARRAY Freedom Women s Slip On Silver Brinley Co Women s Jimmi Engineer Boot Regular & Wide Calf Grey Wide , Therafit Shoe Women s Sienna Side Zip Sport Casual Walking Shoe Navy , Luoika Women s Wide Width Flat Shoes - Comfortable Slip On Round Toe Ballet Flats Black Suede Columbia Men s Bridgeport Lace Uniform Dress Shoe Graphite/Heatwave , Pearl iZUMi W ELITE RD III White/Silver , Louis Garneau Chrome Bike Shoes Bright Yellow , Dr Zen Jordan Women s Comfort Therapeutic Extra Depth Shoe leather/mesh lace-up White/Red New Balance Women s 996v2 Lightweight Tennis Shoe Spectral Blue/Pink Wilson Men`s KAOS 2.0 SFT Tennis Shoes White and Safety Yellow-(WRS323780-S18) Mazarine Blue/White/Neon Red , Wolky Comfort Lace up Shoes Dusky Winter 50300 Brown Olied Leather , Vans Unisex Classic Slip-on (Checkerboard) Skate Shoe Checkerboard Estate Blue True White

We extend an invitation to all individuals to find out more about our degree programs and research work.

Contact us

Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Louisiana Tech University
600 Mayfield Ave.
210 Woodard Hall / PO Box 3158
Ruston LA 71272
(318) 257-4554
ebell@latech.edu
www.pdrib.com

Steve Madden Men Combat s Hardin Combat Hardin Boot B079ZRWT1Q Brown Leather 6785383 - stop-snoring.info


Read posts on our Blog