It is timely and encouraging, therefore, that this issue of JVIB contains a number of research articles that support evidence-based interventions.
I thank the journal's readers for allowing me to serve the professions of the field of visual impairment as an associate editor for JVIB.
Associate Editor for Practice, JVIB
, and Professor, Special Education Program, College of Education, Texas Tech University, 1100 W.
The editorial staff, including the journal's former Editor in Chief Diane Wormsley, Derrick Smith, Robert Wall Emerson, and I, are confident that it will not be long before the "newbies" feel familiar in their roles as associate editors and that they will continue to sustain the high quality and readability of articles published in JVIB
For example, there were several presentations I attended at the conference that included the results of research I had previously read about in JVIB.
In the meantime, I will have to be satisfied with what I can discern from the contents of this and future issues of JVIB.
I also wish to thank Emma Robinson, who has served as my administrative assistant for JVIB
for the past three years.
Finally, knowing that I can rely on the members of the JVIB
Editorial Advisory Board, which will now be headed by Deborah Hatton, helps me to relax and think that this trip, in fact, may truly be worth taking.
Religious Beliefs of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments" is an important study on a topic that has seldom been addressed in JVIB
Given the consensus of the symposium, imagine my excitement upon discovering the JVIB
article highlighted in this essay and realizing the possibilities the public health education program for low vision, created by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and described in the article, could present to vision rehabilitation therapy (NEI, n.
I have tremendous respect for JVIB
authors, and I hope the authors felt respected during my tenure with the journal.
Consider sharing your approaches to teaching with others by writing a practice article for JVIB