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Executive Editor
John Reiman
The Teaching Research Institute

Managing Editor
Peggy Malloy
The Teaching Research Institute

Production Editor
Randy Klumph
The Teaching Research Institute

Consulting Editors
Kathy McNulty
Helen Keller National Center
Jon Harding
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

Fall 2012 - Volume 19 Issue 1

  • Moving Forward Together
  • One Dad's Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy on the State Level
  • Improving Connections among Professionals in Deaf-Blind Education
  • NCDB Plans for A New Website
  • Early Identification and Referral: Partnerships in Action
  • Reflections from the Field
  • Moving Forward with Intervener Services Recommendations
  • I Can Connect!
  • Remembering Colleagues Who Passed Away in 20112012
  • For Your Library
  • Announcement

Spring 2011 - Volume 18 Issue 2

  • Enhancing the Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project Network
  • Functional Vision Assessment for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Bookshare: What It Offers People Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • Reflections From the Field
  • Using the Online Communication Matrix to Assess Early Communicators Who Are Deafblind
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library

Fall 2010 - Volume 18 Issue 1

  • Improving Education for Children with Deaf-Blindness Following Hurricane Katrina
  • Remembering Charlie Freeman
  • Shaping Collective Wisdom in the Field of Deaf-Blindness
  • Intervener Competencies Training Program in Virginia
  • Reflections from the Field
  • Our Life in Music
  • Striving for Excellence: New Standards for Deafblind Services in Ontario
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library
  • Announcements
  • New on the NCDB Website
  • Join us on Facebook!

Spring 2010 - Volume 17 Issue 2

  • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder and (Central)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Camping with Laci Faith
  • Making Online Technical Assistance Connections
  • Reflections From the Field
  • Skyways
  • Assessment Intervention Matrix (AIM) Concepts and Curriculum
  • For Your Library
  • Announcements

Fall 2009 - Volume 17 Issue 1

  • Transition Time at NCDB
  • New NCDB Director
  • An Experience of a Lifetime
  • Internet Social Networking Sites: Building Community One Friend at a Time
  • CHARGE Syndrome Conference
  • Described and Captioned Media Program
  • What Is Maddie Going to Be When She Grows Up?
  • Honorary Degree for David Brown
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library
  • Conferences and Events
  • Announcement

Spring 2009 - Volume 16 Issue 2

  • Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines: A Product of Our Strengthening Field
  • Home Visits with Families and Their Infants Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • Just Say No to Drive-bys
  • From Ignorance to Understanding: Adventures in Deaf-Blind Interpreting
  • Outreach to Improve Early Identification in Kentucky
  • What’s New at AADB?
  • For Your Library
  • Conferences and Events
  • Announcements

Fall 2008 - Volume 16 Issue 1

  • Mike Collins (1947–2008)
  • The Lorm Hand Touch Alphabet: Background, History, and Uses
  • Keynote from the Kitchen
  • The Morning Walker
  • Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow: DeafBlind Transition Camp
  • 2008 AER International Conference: A Report from the Multiple Disabilities
       and Deafblind Division
  • NCDB’s Personnel Preparation Consortium
  • Sayreville Teen Overcomes Obstacles as High-School Basketball Team Manager
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library
  • Conferences and Online Learning Opportunities
  • Announcement

Spring 2008 - Volume 15 Issue 2

  • Customized Employment: A Strategy for Developing Inclusive Employment Opportunities
  • Seattle’s Deaf-Blind Service Center: A New Vision
  • Reaching out to the World
  • Personal Perspectives: Angelyne Thorning
  • Worldwide Connections
  • Report from the 14th Deafblind International World Conference
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library
  • Announcements
  • Conferences and Events

Fall 2007 - Volume 15 Issue 1

  • Remarks in Honor of the Retirement of Charlie Freeman
  • Deaf-Blind Interpreting News
  • Harmonious Interactions: A New NCDB Publication
  • New National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness Website
  • Selecting an Intervener for a Student Who Is Deafblind
  • Online Intervener Training Program in Deafblindness at Utah State University
  • The National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment (NCLVI)
  • Hunting with Dad
  • Eighth International CHARGE Syndrome Conference
  • National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness Topical Conference
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library
  • Conferences and Events

May 2007 - Volume 14 Issue 2

  • Breaking Through the Barriers with Leadership Training
  • Usher Family Weekend at Camp Berachah
  • Recreational Activities for Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind
  • Teacher Preparation for the Education of Students who are Deafblind: A Retrospective and Prospective View

October 2006 - Volume 14 Issue 1

  • New National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
  • Activity at Home for Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind
  • Breaking Barriers in Asia: The Deafblind International Asian Conference
  • Accommodations and Alternate Assessment
  • Research Update
  • For Your Library
  • Conferences and Events
  • Announcement
  • Back Issues of Deaf-Blind Perspectives

May 2006 - Volume 13 Issue 3

  • Cortical Visual Impairment: Guidelines and Educational Considerations
  • Children with Usher Syndrome: Learning to Cope through Work with Mentors
  • New Master's Degree Program in Severe Disabilities with an Emphasis on Dual Sensory Impairment in Mississippi
  • Personal Perspectives
  • A Model for Paraprofessional Training in Deafblindness
  • Poem

January 2006 - Volume 13 Issue 2

  • Cochlear Implants for Young Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • Our Experiences (to Date) with Sam’s Cochlear Implant
  • Poems
  • Classroom Observation Instrument for Educational Environments
  • Project SPARKLE
  • Coming of Age: 2005 International CHARGE Syndrome Conference
  • National Task Force on Deaf-Blind Interpreting

September 2005 - Volume 13 Issue 1

  • Project SALUTE Information Sheets
  • Forty Years After the Epidemic
  • Personal Perspectives - Selecting the Right Assistive Technology for Me
  • Educational Guidelines Underway

April 2005 - Volume 12 Issue 3

  • A Personal View of Changes in Deaf-Blind Population, Philosophy, and Needs
  • Getting In Touch - The Perkins Museum

January 2005 - Volume 12 Issue 2

  • Collaboration Achieves Travel Success (Project CATS)
  • Understanding Balance Problems in Children with CHARGE Syndrome
  • DVD/Video Review: We Have Contact!

September 2004 - Volume 12 Issue 1

  • Intervenor Training
  • Learning From Children Who Are Deafblind “Throw Away the Toys”
  • Personal Perspective - Being More DeafBlind

May 2004 - Volume 11 Issue 3

  • No Teacher Left Behind: Training Teachers to Meet the Challenge of Accessing the General Curriculum for Deafblind Students
  • Communication Portfolio: A Tool to Increase the Competence of Communication Partners of Learners Who Are Deafblind
  • Ready for Partnership: Collaboration Between NFADB and State Deaf-Blind Projects Personal Retrospective: Roberta Reid
  • DVD Review: Sensory Perspectives

January 2004 - Volume 11 Issue 2

  • Deafblind International World Conference on Deafblindness Workshop Presentations
  • Plenary Session Panels on Communication
  • Pre-Conference Intervenor Training Course
  • Rubella Focus Group Report
  • A Wonderful Opportunity
  • An Awesome Experience
  • Conference Impressions

September 2003 - Volume 11 Issue 1

  • Supporting Families: Training Family Support Specialists
  • Siblings: Unusual Concerns…Unusual Opportunities
  • Spotlight on Assistive Technology
  • Computer Activities to Support Communication and Language Development
  • Report on the International CHARGE Syndrome Conference

May 2003 - Volume 10 Issue 3

  • Oregon Deafblind Project Intervener Training Program
  • Mississippi’s Deaf-Blind Focus
  • Interview with Jamie McNamara, Executive Director, American Association of the Deaf-Blind Improving Systems: An NTAC Initiative
  • New NTAC Activity: Development of a Classroom Observation Instrument
  • Personal Perspectives
  • Report from the 2003 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

December 2002 - Volume 10 Issue 2

  • The Silent Dark
  • Resonance Boards
  • Capturing Change: Measuring the Impact of An Interagency Transition Team Approach
  • Book Review - "Understanding Deafblindness:  Issues, Perspectives, and Strategies"
  • Report on the 2002 Project Directors' Meeting
  • Conversations: Seeds for a Diverse, Flowering Future
  • Western Region Usher Family Weekend

September 2002 - Volume 10 Issue 1

  • PHASES: Psychologists Helping to Assess Students' Educational Strengths
  • Personal Perspectives
  • NTAC Workshops
  • Deafblindness in Australia: The State of the Nation
  • Finding Information About Assistive Technology
  • Jason Corning: "Yes I Can" Award Winner

May 2002 - Volume 9 Issue 3

  • He Didn't Listen
  • Grade One Braille for Students Who Are Deafblind
  • Assessment as a Creative Action
  • AADB Mentoring Pilot Project
  • National Curriculum for Deaf-Blind Persons and Interpreters
  • NTAC Updates
  • E-Mail Discussion Groups on Deaf-Blindness
  • Birth of The World Federation of the Deafblind
  • Meeting Helen Keller
  • Early Hearing Screening and Intervention Websites
  • Executive Director of AADB Named

December 2001- Volume 9 Issue 2

  • The Helen Keller International Art Show
  • It's Never Too Early: Collaborating With State Early Childhood Programs
  • Update on the IDEA Reauthorization Process
  • Strategies for Support Service Personnel Serving College Students With Usher Syndrome
  • It Sounds Nice, But Is Inclusion Really Worth It?
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Deaf-Blind Special Interest Group

September 2001 - Volume 9 Issue 1

  • What's My Role? - A Comparison of the Responsibilities of Interpreters, Interveners, and Support
  • Service Providers
  • A Support Service Provider Program in Utah
  • Valued Outcomes for Students Who Are Deaf-Blind and Their Families
  • Helping Children Cope With Grief
  • Personal Perspectives
  • National Parent Conference Report

May 2001 - Volume 8 Issue 3

  • Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind - Deaf-Blind Program Federal Funding
  • Interactive Storytelling for Deafblind Children
  • Personal Perspectives
  • Personal Retrospective
  • NTAC Update
  • Access to Multimedia on the Web

December 2000 - Volume 8 Issue 2

  • Tactile Learning Strategies for Children who are Deaf-Blind: Concerns and Considerations from Project SALUTE
  • Research-to-Practice: Parents Use a Research Technique to Help Their Children with Cortical Visual Impairments
  • DB-LINK: A Special Library
  • Personal Perspectives
  • Intervener Update
  • NTAC Parent and Family Activities
  • Book Review - "Creative Constructions: Technologies that Make Adaptive Design Accessible, Affordable, Inclusive and Fun"
  • New Listserv® for Deaf-Blind Teens and Young Adults

September 2000 - Volume 8 Issue 1

  • A Group for Students with Usher Syndrome in South Louisiana
  • Note from the Editors
  • Simply Emily
  • Miss(ed) Communication
  • Intervener Update
  • AADB Convention 2000
  • Team Structure for a Deaf-blind Student
  • Meet the NTAC Staff
  • Australia's Fifth National DeafBlindness Conference

May 2000 - Volume 7 Issue 3

  • Lessons from Project PLAI in California and Utah: Implications for Early Intervention Services to Infants who are Deaf-Blind and Their Families
  • Research-to Practice: PLAI Curriculum Modules and Case Study
  • Moon Code: A Valuable Supplement To Your Communications Arsenal
  • NTAC Updates

December 1999 - Volume 7 Issue 2

  • Computers in Our Classrooms
  • Research-to-Practice
  • Resources for Deaf-Blind Children and Youth
  • Fall Start-Ups Focus on Learning
  • NTAC Updates

September 1999 - Volume 7 Issue 1

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders An Overview of Assessment and Management Practices Book Review - "Remarkable Conversations: A guide to developing meaningful communication with children and young adults who are deafblind"
  • Supporting the Involvement of Deaf-Blind Individuals in Meetings About Deaf-Blind Topics
  • With and Within Us: The DeafBlind Gift
  • Helen Keller National Center National Registry
  • NTAC Updates
  • National Directory of Interpreters and Support Service Providers Who Work With Deaf-Blind     Individuals
  • Research to Practice - Hands-On Problem Solving Skills for Children with Deaf-Blindness

May 1999 - Volume 6 Issue 3

  • In Australia: Placing Parents and Families at the Center of Our Planning
  • Research-to-Practice: Reducing Behavior Problems in Students Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • NTAC Area Updates
  • A Woman of Her Time—and Ours (Book Review)
  • Graduate Programs That Offer Opportunities In Deaf-Blind Education
  • Health Information Websites

December 1998 - Volume 6 Issue 2

  • Seeing The Humor In It All Living With Deafblindness
  • The 1997 Amendments to I.D.E.A. Changes to Parent Participation, Evaluations and Reevaluations, and the IEP Process
  • Research-to-Practice: Facilitating the Self-Determination of Youth and Young Adults With      Deaf-  Blindness
  • Finding A Summer Camp
  • Australia’s First Deafblindness Winter School
  • Meet the DB-LINK Staff

September 1998 - Volume 6 Issue 1

  • Research-to-Practice Focus: Competencies for Teachers of Learners Who Are Deafblind
  • Sign Language with People who are Deaf-Blind: Suggestions for Tactile and Visual Modifications
  • Notes From AADB
  • What We Did for Our Summer Vacation: A Parent’s Perspective on the AADB Convention
  • IDEA ‘97 - Regs on the Way

May 1998 - Volume 5 Issue 3

  • Early Identification of Infants who are Deaf-Blind: A Systematic Approach for Early Interventionists
  • Research-to-Practice Focus: FM Systems For Children Who Are Deaf-blind
  • The Universality of the Usher Experience
  • My Continuing Journey with Usher Syndrome
  • Notes From AADB

December 1997 - Volume 5 Issue 2

  • History and Change in the Education of Children Who Are Deaf-Blind Since the Rubella Epidemic of the 1960s: Influence of Methods Developed in the Netherlands
  • Ways to Incorporate Physical Fitness Into the Lives of Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind
  • Benjamin’s Bar Mitzvah
  • IDEA 1997 - Product Updates

September 1997 - Volume 5 Issue 1

  • Research to Practice - Hands-On Problem Solving Skills for Children with Deaf-Blindness
  • Transdisciplinary Activity-Based Assessments for Students who are Deaf-Blind
  • Communication and Culture: How They Relate to Service Development and Advocacy for People Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • National Transition Study of Youth who are Deaf-Blind: A Family Perspective
  • The New IDEA: Updates and Resources
  • Katlyn’s Hope

May 1997 - Volume 4 Issue 3

  • Issues and Concerns Related to Inclusive Education for Students Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • The Longest Day of the Year
  • Usher Syndrome Family Weekend

December 1996 - Volume 4 Issue 2

  • Syndromes, Behavior, and Educational Intervention
  • Managing Editor Departs

September 1996 - Volume 4 Issue 1

  • Research-to-Practice: Bridging the Gap
  • DB-LINK Receives Funding
  • National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind (NTAC) Tomorrow’s Deaf-Blind Perspectives

May 1996 - Volume 3 Issue 3

  • Reflections, Comments, And Suggestions
  • Adapting Games, Sports and Recreation for Children and Adults who are Deaf-Blind
  • NFADB is Making a Difference
  • When Retinitis Pigmentosa and Hearing Loss Happen Together
  • Utah Update

December 1995- Volume 3 Issue 2

  • Simulation Exercises to Help Stimulate Discussions about Communication Strategies Used with Students who are Deaf-Blind and Developmentally Delayed
  • A Special Thanks
  • Hand in Hand Publications from the AFB Deaf-Blind Project
  • DB-LINK Fact Sheets
  • “Free To Be Me”

September 1995 - Volume 3 Issue 1

  • Current Status for Reauthorization of IDEA
  • Utah Enhances Services for Children who are Deaf-Blind
  • Request for Proposals Announced
  • Families and Support Networks
  • An Introduction to the International Organizations and Literature Related to Deafblindness
  • Personnel Preparation - Past, Present and Future Perspectives

May 1995 - Volume 2 Issue 3

  • Heidi’s Inclusion in Junior High: Transition and Educational Planning for a Student with         Deaf-Blindness
  • Children Who Are Deaf-Blind: A “National Interest Requiring National Action”
  • Let’s Have an Institute
  • TRACES Regional Reports
  • Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

December 1994 - Volume 2 Issue 2

  • Improving Outcomes and the Quality of Life for Children, Youth, and Adults who are Deaf-Blind
  • The 307.11 Program in the New Millennium
  • Assessment of Today’s 307.11 Program
  • Now is the Time for Action
  • Functional Assessment: Understanding and Identifying the Causes of Challenging Behaviors in Students who are Deaf-Blind
  • National Coalition on Deaf-Blindness

Septembe1994 - Volume 2 Issue 1

  • A Report on Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Collaboration
  • Rabbits and Retards
  • Communication and Language Acquisition - To Teach or Not To Teach
  • Deaf-Blind Perspectives To Be Or Not To Be A Journal
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • TRACES Regional Reports
  • Sorting Out the Challenges of Fatherhood - Vision and Reality

May 1994- Volume 1 Issue 3

  • A Dangerous Misrepresentation Of The Facts
  • Family Fun Day
  • Help for Presenters
  • Cruising the Information Highway
  • National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
  • TRACES Regional Reports

December 1993- Volume 1 Issue 2

  • Blue Chair Time
  • Funding Alert
  • Can Inclusive Education Work for Students who are Deaf-Blind?
  • Assessing the Instructional Environment to Meet the Needs of Learners With Multiple Disabilities Including Students who are Deaf-Blind
  • DB-LINK: Concept to Clearinghouse
  • TRACES Regional Reports
  • Looking at Self-Stimulation in the Pursuit of Leisure

September 1993 - Volume 1 Issue 1

  • Why Deaf-Blind Perspectives?
  • Rationale For Editorial Policy On Terminology
  • Doors
  • Teaching Students Who Are Deaf-blind and Cognitively Disabled To Effectively Communicate Choices During Mealtime
  • The National Information Clearinghouse On Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • Regional News


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