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Johnson, Nicole Marie

Johnson, Nicole Marie

Professor
Special Education
610-683-4297
Beekey Building 116
njohnson@kutztown.edu
  • Biography
    Nicole Johnson holds an Educational Doctorate in Special Education with an emphasis in Dual Sensory Impairments and an M.Ed in Special Education (Orientation and Mobility) from Texas Tech University. She earned her B.S.Ed from Kutztown University in Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Elementary Education. Prior to teaching at Kutztown University, Dr. Johnson taught students with visual impairments and cognitive disabilities aged newborn through twenty-one as a teacher of the visually impaired and orientation and mobility specialist. Her areas of research include utilizing wait time for students with disabilities, teaching strategies for students with low incidence disabilities, and Braille reading rates. Dr. Johnson has presented at both state and national levels on sensory impairments and has served as President of the National Council of Exceptional Children Division on Visual Impairment and Deaf-Blindness. She can be contacted at (610) 683-4297.
  • Associations/Memberships
    CEC: Division on Visual Impairment and Deafblindness
    CEC: Teacher Educator Division
  • Course Regularly Taught
    Undergraduate: Methods of Instruction for students with Visual Impairments, Braille I & II, Anatomy of the Eye, Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments, Clinical Experience

    Visual Impairment Graduate Certification Program: All Courses
  • Publications
    Johnson, N. & Brawand A. (2021). Increasing Problem-Solving Ability for Students with Visual Impairments and Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 11(1). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir21/jbir110102.html

    Bloh, C., Johnson, N., Strohl, C., & Tidmarsh, N. (2020) Increasing communication for
    students with visual impairments and developmental disabilities. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40616-019-00121-1

    Johnson, N., Stanfa, K. (2019). Examining peer-assisted learning strategies for braille
    readers: A preliminary study. Journal of Blindness Innovation & Research, 9(2). 1-8. *

    Rogers, W. & Johnson, N. (December 2018). Strategies to include students with
    severe/multiple disabilities within the general education classroom. Journal of Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services. 37(2). 1-12.

    Stanfa, K. & Johnson, N. (June 2017). Improving reading fluency in Braille readers using
    repeated readings. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research. 7(1) Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir17/jbir070103.html. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5241/7-113 *

    Johnson, N. & Stunkard, C. (March 2017). Theory meets practice: learner evaluation
    impact on students. PDS Partners, 12(2), 6-7. (Editor Reviewed)

    Stanfa, K. & Johnson, N. (May 2016). Peer assisted learning strategies to improve reading fluency and socialization among students who are blind and visually impaired. Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly, 61(2), 70-77. (Editor Reviewed)

    Brawand, A.C., & Johnson, N.M. (2016). Effective methods for delivering mathematics
    instruction to students with visual impairments. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 6(1). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir16/jbir060101.html. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5241/6-86 *

    Stanfa, K., & Johnson, N. (2015). Improving Braille Reading Fluency: The Bridge to
    Comprehension. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 5(2). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir15/jbir050204.html. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5241/5-83 *

    Stanfa, K., Johnson, N., & Flick, K. (May 2015). The future at their fingertips: promising
    practices in literacy instruction for braille readers. Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly, 60(2), 68-75. (Editor Reviewed)

    Brawand, A., Johnson, N. & Kolvites, J. (May 2015). Fostering success in mathematics for students with visual impairments. Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly, 60(2), 52-58. (Editor Reviewed)

    Johnson, N. (2014). Importance of ongoing learning media assessment. Division of Visual Impairments Quarterly, 59(4), 27-30. (Editor Reviewed)

    Johnson, N. & Parker, A. (2013). Effects of wait time when communicating with children
    who have sensory and additional disabilities. Journal of Visual Impairment &
    Blindness,107(5) , 363-374. *

    Johnson, N. (2012). Collaboration to Teach Children who are DeafBlind. Division of Visual Impairments Quarterly, 57(4), 14-17 (Editor Reviewed)

    Book Chapter:
    Ross, D. & Johnson, N. (March 2017) Foundations of Education Third Edition: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youth with Visual Impairments. Chapter 9: Social Studies. American Foundation for the blind, 427-448
  • Degrees
    Ed.D Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
    Major: Special Education August 2012
    Minor: Deaf-blindness/Dual Sensory Impairments

    M.Ed Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
    Major: Special Education May 2009
    Certification: Orientation and Mobility

    B.S.Ed Kutztown University Kutztown, PA
    Major: Special Education for the Blind and Visually Impaired/Elementary Education
    Dec 2005
  • Office Hours
    Term Days Start Time End Time Room Additional Information
    Spring 2023 M 10:15AM 1:15PM BK116
    Spring 2023 H 11:00AM 12:00PM BK116
    Spring 2023 W 2:30PM 3:30PM VIRTUAL Virtual
  • Class Schedule
    Term Days Start Time End Time Course Location
    Spring 2023 T 4:00PM 4:50PM SPU 390 015F BK113
    Spring 2023 T 4:00PM 4:50PM SPU 391 016S BK113
    Spring 2023 TH 9:00AM 10:50AM SPU 204 010 BK113
    Spring 2023 TH 12:00PM 1:50PM SPU 300 010 BK113
    Spring 2023 TH 2:00PM 3:50PM SPU 221WI 010 BK113
    Spring 2023 SPU 504 801 ONLINE