Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
Visual Impairment Program Coordinator
Office:
Scarfe Office Block 2311

Education:

Florida State University

Selected Publications:

Kamei-Hannan, C., Holbrook, M.C., & Ricci, L.A. (accepted, 2011). A place for response to intervention (RTI) in the field of visual impairment and blindness.Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.

Holbrook, M.C., & MacCuspie, P.A. (2010). Unified English Braille Code review by technical experts who read braille. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 104(9), 533-541.

Wilton, A., & Holbrook, M.C. (2010). Motivation for excellence: Results from the National Braille Challenge Study. Proceedings from Research in the Rockies.Wall Emerson, R., Holbrook, M.C., & D’Andrea, F.M. (2009). Acquisition of literacy skills in young blind children: Results from the ABC braille study. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 10310), 610-624.

Holbrook, M.C., & Koenig, A.J. & Rex, E.J. (2010). Instruction of literacy skills to children and youths with low vision. In A. Corn & J. Erin (Eds.), Foundations of low vision (pp. 484-526). New York: AFB Press.

Koenig, A.J. & Holbrook, M.C. (2010). Selection and assessment of learning and literacy media for children and youths with low vision. In A. Corn & J. Erin (Eds.), Foundations of low vision (pp. 442-483). New York: AFB Press.

Holbrook, M.C. (2009). Supporting students’ literacy through data-driven decision-making and ongoing assessment of achievement. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 103(3), 203-206.

Holbrook, M.C. (2008). Teaching reading and writing to students with visual impairments: Who is responsible? Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 102(4), 203-206.

Holbrook, M.C., & Andonova, A. (2006). GRASP: Graphic research and standards project. Proceedings from the International Council for People with Visual Impairments Conference.

Forster, E., & Holbrook, M.C. (2005). Implications of paraprofessional supports for students with visual impairments. RE:View. 36, 155-163.

Lewis, S. Corn, A. Erin, J., & Holbrook, M.C. (2002). Strategies used by visually impaired teachers of students with visual impairments to manage the visual demands of their professional role. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 97(3). 157-168.

Holbrook, M.C., Wadsworth, A., & Bartlett, M. (2002). Teachers’ perceptions of using the Mountbatten Brailler with young children. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 97(10). 646-655.

Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (2001). Early literacy. In D. Fazzi & R. Pogrund (Eds.), Early focus: Working with young children who are blind and visually impaired and their families (2nd ed.). (pp. 154-187). New York: AFB Press.

Books

Holbrook, M.C., D’Andrea, F.M., & Sanford, L. (2011). Ashcroft’s programmed instruction in braille (4th ed.). Germantown, TN: SCALARS Publishing.

Holbrook, M.C., & Koenig, A.J. (2005). Experiencing literacy: A parents’ guide for fostering early literacy development of children with visual impairments. Philadelphia, PA: Towers Press.

Holbrook, M.C., Croft, J.E., & Koenig, A.J. (2005). Project SLATE: Supporting literacy achievement and teacher effectiveness facilitators’ manual. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University.

Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (1995). Learning media assessment: Guidelines for teachers (2nd ed). Austin, TX: The Texas School for the Visually Impaired.Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (1995). The braille enthusiasts’ dictionary. Germantown, TN: SCALARS Publishing.

Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (1993). Learning media assessment: Guidelines for teachers. Austin, TX: The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Holbrook, M.C., VanTassell, J.M., & Rosenberg, M.S. (1988). Exceptional children: Introduction to special education instructors’ manual (4th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

(b) Edited

Holbrook, M.C. (2006). Children with visual impairments: A parents’ guide (2nd ed.),Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Holbrook, M.C., & Koenig, A.J. (Eds.) (2000). Foundations of education: Vol. 1 History and theory of teaching children and youths with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press.

Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (Eds.) (2000). Founcations of education: Vol 2 Instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press.

Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (Eds.) (1997). Getting in touch with literacy: Proceedings of the second biennial conference. Alexandria, VA: Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.Holbrook, M.C. (1996). Children with visual impairments: A parents’ guide. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Holbrook, M.C. & Koenig, A.J. (Eds.) (2000). Foundations of Education (2nd ed.) Volume I: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments. NewYork: American Foundation for the Blind.

Holbrook, M.C., Croft, J., & Kline, C. (2000). Presenting Information to the General Public. In A.J. Koenig & M.C. Holbrook (Eds.), Foundations of Education (2nd ed.) Volume II: Instructional Stategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

Koenig, A.J., & Holbrook, M.C. (Eds.). (2000). Foundations of Education (2nd ed.) Volume II: Instructional Stategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

Koenig, A.J., Holbrook, M.C., Corn, A.L., DePriest, L.B., Erin, J.N., & Presley, I. (2000). Specialized assessments for students with visual impairments. In A.J. Koenig & M.C. Holbrook (Eds.), Foundations of education (2nd ed.) Volume II: Instructional stategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

Koenig, A.J. & Holbrook, M.C. (Eds.) (1997). Getting in touch with literacy: Proceedings of the second biennial conference. Alexandria, VA: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

McNear, D., Holbrook, M.C. & Koenig, A.J. (1997). Enhancing literacy skills through a whole language approach. In Koenig, A.J. & Holbrook, M.C. (Eds.) Getting in touch with literacy: Proceedings of the second biennial conference. Alexandria, VA: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Holbrook, M.C. & Nannen, L.O. (1997). Methods of Literacy Instruction for braille readers: Exploring all options. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 91, 420-422.

Research Projects:

Learning Media Assessment: On-going research regarding the decision to teach braille, print or both braille and print to students who have low vision. Documentation of data to support team decision-making.

Instructional Needs of Students who Read Braille: This research focuses on the needs of braille readers for direct instruction by a teacher of the visually impaired. It addresses instructional needs as they relate to intensity, time span, duration, and session length. Implications for service delivery options are considered within the light of this data.

Courses Taught:

EPSE 539
EPSE 541
EPSE 47 (web)
EPSE 598A