AER Books

AER publishes and distributes several books that help practitioners work more effectively and contribute to the understanding of the field of blindness and visual impairment. Please visit the AER Store to purchase these books. AER members receive substantial discounts.

Strategies for Developing Mathematics Skills in Students Who Use Braille (Cat. No. A002)
By Gaylen Kapperman, Jodi Sticken and Toni Heinze
This book covers topics such as Basic Number Facts and Operations, Tactile Displays & Graphics, Teaching Math- ematical Concepts, Advanced Mathematics, Calculation Tools & Aids, Spoken Mathematics, and many others.

Orientation & Mobility: Techniques for Independence 2nd Edition (Cat. No. A005.1)
By Steven J. La Grow and Richard G. Long
The skills, techniques and sequence of instruction presented in this book may be required by individuals who have experienced a loss in independence following significant vision impairment and wish to regain the ability to travel independently in many environments. Human guide, self-protective, directional, familiarization and cane techniques are described, as are strategies for indoor and outdoor travel, including those required for crossing streets, planning routes and using public transport.

The Family of Owen M. (Cat. No. A007)
By Erin Flaherty, Allison Hawkins, and Stephanie Heaton
“Learn everyday things about orientation and mobility” in this lighthearted, illustrated book about a blind boy named Owen M. and his family. A perfect tool to teach classmates, parents, and friends of blind children how O&M helps Owen travel around his house, in stores, and outside.

Study Guide for the Low Vision Therapist Examination (Cat. No, A006)
Prepares test takers of the ACVREP Low Vision Therapist Examination with the material found in the Body of Knowledge developed by the Low Vision Division of AER.

Preschool Orientation and Mobility Screening
2nd Edition (Cat. No. A008)
By Bonnie Dodson-Burk and Christine Roman-Lantzy
This resource is designed to catalog a child’s current level of function in a basic O&M task, identify areas in need of further assessment, recognize basic programming needs, and serve as a source in providing information to identify the need for services.

My Maggie (Cat. No. A012)
By Rich King
My Maggie details the life of Maggie King, who dealt with hearing and vision loss, fought three different cancers, changed careers mid-life, and understood how to lead a happy life in spite of the challenges she faced. A love story about two people who never gave up on each other, the book was written by her husband, Chicago sportscaster Rich King.

An Illustrated Guide to Cane Repair and More
(Cat. No. A013)
By LJ Gautreaux
A terrific resource showing simple steps for repairing and modifying canes and AMDs, requiring minimal tools and supplies. Includes photos and step-by-step instructions.

Words in my Hands (Cat. No. A014)
By Diane Chambers
The heartwarming story of Bert Riedel, an 86-year-old deaf-blind pianist cut off from the world since age 45, who discovers a new life through tactile sign language. Sign language teacher Diane Chambers relates how her relationship with her unique student transformed her world.