Preferred Name

Jeremiah Jordan

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Date of Graduation

Summer 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Ashton Trice


This is an investigation of the satisfaction of students with visual impairment attending school in different educational settings, including students attending school in a specialized educational setting, as well as students with visual impairment attending school in a mainstreamed educational setting. This paper explores research on the effectiveness and perceptions of inclusion for children with disabilities, particularly children with visual impairment. Specific research on this topic is sparse and the researcher proposed a new research study, in which the satisfaction of students with visual impairment was targeted and explored in both a specialized educational setting and mainstreamed educational setting. High school students from both educational settings were interviewed and asked about their satisfaction pertaining to their school setting. Students from each setting expressed high satisfaction with their school setting, as well as their relationships. Participants from both settings also expressed aspirations for the future and believed they have the ability to reach those aspirations.