Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, University of Northern Colorado (UNC), currently appointed as Research Professor to direct a study investigating independent mealtime skills for infants with visual impairment and their families. Dr. Ferrell has taught individuals of all ages with visual and multiple disabilities and has written extensively for both parents and professionals. Her areas of specialization include the development and education of individuals with visual disabilities, particularly infants and preschoolers; personnel preparation; and distance education methodologies. She has authored articles, books, and monographs and has coordinated graduate programs in visual impairment, early childhood special education, and the doctoral program in special education at both UNC and at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is North American/Caribbean Chair of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment.  Ferrell is the recipient of many awards, from the University of Northern Colorado, professional associations, advocacy groups, and alumni organizations.

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