School of Education - George Mason University

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Medical and Educational Implications of Visual Impairments
Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments
Braille Code
Assistive Technology
Positive Behavior Supports


Medical and Educational Implications of Visual Impairments


Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments


Braille Code

  • Dates: 8/26 – 12/4
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 4:30 – 7:10pm
  • Instructor: Dr. Kim Avila
  • Technology: Synchronous, real time using videoconferencing (ConferenceMe & Blackboard)
  • Participation: synchronous web conference
  • Books:
    1. Holbrook, M. C., & D'Andrea, F. M. (2014). Ashcroft's Programmed Instruction: Unified English Braille (Fifth Edition). Germantown, TN: Scalars Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9960353-0-9. http://www.scalarspublishing.com/
    2. Holbrook, M. C., D'Andrea, F. M., & Sanford, L. D. (2014). Ashcroft's Programmed Instruction Companion Reader: Unified English Braille. Germantown, TN: Scalars Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9960353-1-6. http://www.scalarspublishing.com/
    3. Braille paper and slate and stylus.
      These items are available in the APH Student Starter Pack which also includes an abacus needed in the second semester.

Assistive Technology

  • Dates: 8/24 – 12/16
  • Day: Asynchronous
  • Time: Asynchronous
  • Participation: Asynchronous
  • Instructor: Dr. Peggy Fields
  • More information available through the Mason Bookstore and instructor

Positive Behavior Supports

  • Dates: 8/24 – 12/16
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 7:20 – 10:00 pm
  • Instructor: TBD
  • More information available through Patriot Web