[nobe-l] New Opportunities for Careers in Rehabilitation of the Blind

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Apr 7 03:00:40 UTC 2016

>New Opportunities for Careers in Rehabilitation 
>of the Blind Scholarships are now available! 
>Professional Development and Research Institute 
>on Blindness Louisiana Tech University 
>Structured Discovery Cane Travel (SDCT) and 
>Structured Discovery Rehabilitation have been 
>demonstrated to be among the most innovative and 
>effective forms of rehabilitation training for 
>individuals who are blind or visually impaired. 
>Louisiana Tech University has operated its 
>Orientation and Mobility program on this model 
>successfully for 18 years, with upwards of 90% 
>successful employment and employer satisfaction 
>rates. Louisiana Tech is excited to announce 
>that along with its O&M program, it has expanded 
>its training and is launching a brand new 
>concentration in Rehabilitation Teaching for the 
>Blind. Scholarships are now available for 
>qualified individuals seeking one of the 
>following degree paths:   Master of Arts in 
>Industrial/Organizational Psychology with 
>Concentration in Orientation and Mobility. 
>      Master of Arts in Counseling and 
>Guidance with Concentration in Rehabilitation 
>Teaching for the Blind or     Orientation and 
>Mobility Graduate Certification   Why me? 
>•   The field of eeducating and rehabilitating 
>children and adults who are blind is deeply 
>rewarding and life-changing. •   The job  market 
>is wide open; currently, we receive four times 
>the number of employer requests than we have 
>graduates to provide. •     Training occurs on 
>campus in Ruston, Louisianna, and can be 
>completed in as little as one year. •       Noo 
>prior background or experience in blindness is 
>necessary—we’ll teach you everything you need 
>to know. •   Sc      Scholarships are provided 
>on a competitive basis to qualified persons and 
>can cover costs for attending the university. 
>•       Scholarship also support travel to 
>conferences, ttrainings, and field-based 
>experiences at Structured Discovery training 
>programs.  Who can Apply? Individuals must 
>already possess a Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree 
>from an accredited university, have a grade 
>point average of 2.5 and obtain a minimum of 287 
>(Verbal and Quantitative) on the Graduate 
>Records Examination (GRE). Individuals must also 
>be willing to attend courses on campus in 
>Ruston, Louisiana on a full-time 
>basis.  What’s the Catch? •       Paayback 
>through service is required. Agreement to 
>receive scholarship funding requires commitment 
>for you to work in the field of rehabilitation 
>for two years for each year of scholarship 
>support you obtain. •      Scholarships coveer 
>at least tuition and fees but may cover living 
>and travel costs as well. •  You have to move to 
>Ruston, work hhard, study harder, and have the 
>heart to be an O&M or Rehabilitation Teacher of 
>blind persons. Where do I get started? o     For 
>program details, visit: www.pdrib.com o     Send 
>an email for more information to: 
>dreed at latech.edu o       Or call Edward Bell to 
>discuss your application: 318-257-4554 Fredric 
>K. Schroeder, Ph.D. ______________________________________________

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
E-Mail:  dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org

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