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Leutzinger, B. & Thompson, M. (2020) Project VIEW: Visual Impairments Education in Writing. Poster presentation, UNL Spring Research Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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The purpose of Project VIEW is to describe the writing practices used by TVIs and GENs to teach writing to students with VI, flexible factors associated with those writing practices. The project explore writing instructional practices among K-12 teachers serving students with visual impairments in Nebraska and aims to identify important factors that may influence those writing practices and student’s academic success. These factors possible moderators of the relationship between factors and writing practices, and how the writing practices are associated with student outcomes. Aspects of “writing practices” we propose to examine include 1) Quantity of writing practices, 2) Quality of writing practices, and 3) Adaptations and accommodations of writing practices for students with VI. The long-term goal of this research is to improve writing outcomes for students with VI by developing an understanding of, and improving how, writing instruction is provided for these students.

Website: http://projectview.unl.edu/