Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule




Charter College of Education

Department of Orientation and Mobility

Brenda Naimy
Program Faculty


Office: KH C1070
Phone: (323) 343-4411
FAX: (323) 343-5605



INTRODUCTION

Brenda Naimy is a former graduate of the CSLA O&M Specialist Training Program (Class of'85!). After several years of teaching and administrative experience in a private rehabilitation agency, she has returned to CSLA to assist in preparing specialists to teach independent travel to persons with visual impairments.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Ms.Naimy's direct teaching interests have included working with adults who are newly visually impaired, as well as with older adults dealing with age-related visual impairments. Her primary goals at this time emphasize the preparation of specialists to provide quality orientation and mobility services to persons with visual impairments of all ages, from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Past research interests have included safety issues and precautions for orientation and mobility specialists and their students, as well as stress management concerns for educators in the field of visual impairment.

Representative Professional Activities

Date

Publications/Presentations

Mar 2004 "Creative Possibilities for Medicare Reimbursement in Providing O&M, RT, and LVT Services", CTEVH Statewide Conference, Los Angeles
Jan 2004 "Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Have National Certification", CAOMS Southern California Chapter Meeting
Dec 2003 "Bridging the Gap in Providing Services to Students with Learning Disabilities", National AER O&M Division Conference, New Orleans, LA
Mar 2002 "Planning the Route to Support Positive Behaviors in Children" CTEVH Statewide Conference, San Diego, CA
Mar 2002 "Project STAR" (Sharing Technology and Resources) CTEVH Statewide Conference, San Diego, CA
Apr 2001 "Bridging the Gap in Providing O&M Services to Students with Learning Disabilities: - CTEVH Statewide Conference, Burlingame, CA
2001 "Crossing the Bridge to O&M Contract Work: The Nuts and Bolts of Self- Employment" - CTEVH Statewide Conference, Burlingame, CA
Sept 2001 "The Professions of Orientation & Mobility and Travel Trainers", Access Services, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2000 "ADA Paratransit Eligibility", Access Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2000 "ADA Paratransit Appeal Evaluations", CTEVH Statewide Conference, Ontario, CA
Mar 2000 "Looking Forward to Contract Work?" - CTEVH Statewide Conference, Ontario, CA
Nov 1998 "O&M Techniques Update" - California Association of Orientation & Mobility Specialists State Conference, Ventura, CA
Oct 1997 "What's New in Low Vision O&M Assessment?" - L.A. County School Programs in Visual Impairment
Nov 1994 "Licensure in Orientation and Mobility" - California Association of Orientation & Mobility Specialists State Conference, Ventura, CA -
Nov 1994
June 1993
"Reducing the Risk of Assault: Safety Precautions for O&M Specialists, Itinerant Teachers, and their Visually Impaired Students" -
- California Association of Orientation & Mobility Specialists State Conference, Ventura, CA
- Association for the Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Southwest Regional Conference, Estes Park, CO
Apr 1994 "Stress: Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It!", California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped State Conference, Costa Mesa, CA - April 1994
1993 Reducing the Risk of Assault: Safety Precautions for Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and their Students.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.A. Special Education 9/85
Cal State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Psychology 6/84
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA


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