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A Sibling Perspective

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Matt Bushland and Callie Smith-Cobb, who are sighted, talk about what it is like to have a sibling with a vision impairment. Part of a series of interviews with individuals with visual impairments and their family members.

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Runtime: 4 minutes 17 seconds

Young, blonde girl in a blue graphic tee-shirt sits and talks in front of a dark green curtain. Caption. I'll support whatever decisions he makes.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 1
4 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Side view of a young girl with long brown hair sitting in a white wooden chair with a pink pillow behind her at a white desk as she uses a gray Perkins Brailler. Caption. She is a top student with a wildly vivid imagination.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 2
3 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Teenage boy wears a red tee-shirt, blue shorts and baseball cap, tall red-striped socks, and baseball cleats. He kneels with a padded knee on a grassy baseball field as he prepares to throw a yellow softball. Caption. Don't let anyone else tell you what your child can or cannot do.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 3
5 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An adult holds a child's hand while they run together on a concrete pad as other children look on. Caption. Never, ever make a excuse that you can't do something.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 4
5 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man in a black shirt holds a baby in a light pink frilly dress and headband. 2 young girls look at the baby as their mother looks on from behind. Caption. I look at her as, here's my youngest daughter.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 5
5 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man and woman sit on a couch with big red patterned pillows. The man holds a smiling toddler in a bright yellow shirt between his legs. Caption. The Smith-Levins remain positive about Max's future.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 6
7 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Low shot of a person holding a baby resting in a handheld carrier. Caption. Jen as narrator. Look at who is coming home for the first time!
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 7
5 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
A chubby baby wearing a blue long sleeved shirt and white cap lays on a white blanket. Caption. The Horstmeyer's only child requires round the clock care.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 8
58 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Young girl in a white shirt sits behind a large drum with her hands on it. There are other drums and instruments nearby in what appears to be a music classroom. Caption. She is the only student at her school with severe visual impairment.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 9
58 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -