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Dr. Lauren J. Lieberman


Office: B307 Tuttle North lieberman
Phone: (585) 395-5361

PhD, Orgeon State University 
MS, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse 
BS, West Chester University

Area(s) of specialty:
Adapted physical education, especially children with sensory impairments

Research interest(s):
Children who are blind, deaf, deaf-blind in physical education, sport, recreation, and inclusion strategies.


Hodge, S., Lieberman, L.J., Murata, N. (2012). Essentials of teaching physical  education: Culture, diversity, and inclusion. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcom Hathaway Publishers

Aillaud, C., & Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Everybody plays: How children with visual  impairments play sports. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

Kowalski, E., & Lieberman, L. (Eds.)(2011). Assessment for everyone: Modifying  NASPE assessments to include all children. Reston, VA: National Association for Sport & Physical Education.

Lieberman, L.J., & Cowart, J. (2011). Games for people with sensory impairments (2nd ed.). Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

Columna, L., & Lieberman L.(eds) (2011). Overcoming language barriers through  physical education: Using sign language and Spanish to engage everyone! Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Schedlin, H., & Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Sports for everyoneA handbook for starting  sports camps for children with visual impairments. Watertown, MA: Perkins Publishing.

Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2009). Strategies for Inclusion (2nd ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lieberman, L.J. (ed.) (2007). A Paraprofessional training guide for physical education. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lieberman, L.J., Modell, S., Jackson, I. (2006). Going PLACES:  transition guide to physical activity for youth with visual impairments. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

Hodge, S., Murata, N., Block, M., & Lieberman, L.J. (2003) Case studies in adapted physical education. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcom Hathaway Publishers.

Lieberman, L.J., Houston-Wilson, C., (2002). Strategies for inclusion: A handbook for physical educators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lieberman, L., & Cowart, J. (1996). Games for People with Sensory Impairments: Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.

Lieberman, L.J., Ponchillia, P., & Ponchillia, S. (in press). Foundations of Physical education, sport, and recreation for individuals who are visually impaired and deaf-blind. New York, NY: American Federation of the Blind Press.


Schultz, J., Lieberman, L.J., & Ellis, M. (in press). Teaching Deaf children in physical education.Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P., Schedlin, H. (2012). Physical education and children with CHARGE Syndrome: Research to practice. Journal of Visual Impairment  and Blindness, 106(2) 106-119.

Boffoli, N., Foley, T., Gasperetti, B., Yang, S.P., Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Enjoyment levels of youth with visual impairments playing different exergames. Insight Journal, 4171-176.

Morelli, T., Folmer, E., Foley, T., Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Improving the lives of youth with visual impairments through exergames. Insight Journal, 4, 160-170.

Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Resources for physical education, sports, and fitness for children with CHARGE. In U. Horsch, & A Scheele (Eds). Heildelberg, Germany: Median-Verlag von Killisch-Horn GmbH.

Perkins, K., Columna, L., Lieberman, L.J., & Bailey, J. (in press) Parental perceptions toward physical activity for their children with visual impairments and blindness, Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness.

Arndt, K., James, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Perceptions of socialization of adolescents who are blind and their parents, Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Tepfer, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (2012). Using cross curricular ideas to infuse Paralympic sport..Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 83, (4), 20-23, & 27.

Schedlin, H., Lieberman, L.J., Houston-Wilson, C., Cruz, L. (in press). Academic Learning Time in Physical Education of children with visual impairments: An analysis of two students. Insight Journal, accepted

Haibach, P., Lieberman, L.J., & Pritchett, J. (2011), Balance in adolescents with and without visual impairments, Insight Journal, 4, 112-121.

Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2011). Marginalization and adapted physical education: Strategies for increasing the status and value of adapted physical education in schools. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 82, 25-28.

Morelli, T., Foley, J., Lieberman, L. Folmer, E. (2011) Pet-N-Punch: Upper body tactile/audio exergame to engage children with visual impairments into physical activity, Graphics Interface (GI), May 2011.

Goodwin, D., Lieberman, L.J., Johnston, K., & Leo, J. (2011). Connecting through summer camp: youth with visual impairments find a sense of community, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 28, 44-50.

James, A., Kellman, M., & Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Perspectives on inclusion from students with disabilities and responsive strategies for teaching, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 82, 33-38, 54.

Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Visual impairments. in J.P. Winnick (ed.). Adapted Physical  Education and Sport (5th ed.), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lieberman, L.J. (2011). Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf or Deafblind in J.P. Winnick (ed.). Adapted Physical Education and Sport (5th ed.), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Celeste-Williams, L., Lieberman, L.J., Banerjee, P., Boyle, J. (2010). The effects of a nutritional intervention on the nutritional knowledge of children with visual impairments, Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 104, 677-687.

Morelli, T., Foley, J., Columna, L., Lieberman, L., Folmer. E. (2010) VI-Tennis: a Vibrotactile/Audio Exergame for Players who are Visually Impaired, Proceedings of Foundations of Digital Interactive Games (FDG), Pages 147-154, Monterey, California,

Lieberman, L.J., Arndt, K.L, Barry Grassick, S. (2010). Promoting leadership for individuals who are deafblind through a summer camp experience. The Journal for the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind, 3, 153-159.

Lieberman, L.J., Columna, L., Martinez, P., & Taylor, C. (2010). Infusing sign language and Spanish into physical education, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 81, 45-49.

Lieberman, L.J., Byrne, H., Mattern, C., Watt, C., Fernandez-Vivo, M. (2010), Health related fitness in youth with visual impairments, Journal of Visual Impairments  and Blindness, 104, 349-359.

Gasperetti, B., Milford, M., Blanchard, D., Yang, S., Lieberman, L., & Foley, J. (2010). Dance dance revolution and eyetoy kinetic modifications for youth with visual impairments. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance81, 15-17, 55.

Columna, L., Davis, T., Lieberman, L.J., & Lytle, R. (2010). Determining the most appropriate physical education placement for students with disabilities, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 81, 30-37.

Ellis, K., & Lieberman, L.J., & Leroux, D. (2009). Using differentiated instruction in physical education, Palaestra, 24, 19-23.

Columna, L., Arndt, K. Lieberman, L.J., Yang, S. (2009). Multidisciplinary view of using online videos for disability awareness in school and university settings. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 80, 19-24.

Foley, J., Lieberman, L., & Wood, B. (2008). Teaching strategies with pedometers for all children, RE:View, 39, 206-212.

Lieberman, L.J., Schedlin, H., & Pierce, T. (2009). Teaching jump rope to children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 103, 173- 178.

Kowalski, E., McCall, R., Aiello, R., & Lieberman, L.J. (2009). Effectively using IEP goal banks,Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 80, 44-48, 56.

Shapiro, D., Moffett, A., Lieberman, L.J., & Dummer, G. (2008). Domain specific importance ratings and global self-worth in children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 102, 232-243.

Lieberman, L.J., Lytle, R., & Clarcq, J. (2008). Getting it right from the start: Employing the universal design for learning into your curriculum. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 79, 32-39.

Robinson, B., Lieberman, L.J. (2007). Influence of a parent resource manual on the physical activity levels of children with visual impairments. RE:View, 39, 129-139.

Wiskochil, B., Lieberman, L.J., Houston-Wilson, C., & Petersen, S. (2007). The effects of trained peer tutors on academic learning time-physical education on four children who are visually impaired or blind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 101, 339-350.

Foley, J., Tindall, D. W., Lieberman, L.J., Kim, S. (2007) How to develop disability awareness using the Sport Education Model. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78, 32-36.

Beets, M., Foley, J., Tindall, D.W, & Lieberman, L.J. (2007). Accuracy of Voice- Announcement Pedometers for Youth with Visual Impairment. The Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. ,24(3), 218-227.

Lieberman, L.J., Arndt, K. L., & Daggett, S. (2007). Promoting leadership in physical education and recreation. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78, 46-50.

Lieberman, L.J. (2007). Recreational activities for children and youth who are deafblind. Deaf-Blind Perspectives, 14, 6-9.

Lytle, R., Lieberman, L.J., & Aiello, R. (2007). Motivating Paraeducators to be actively involved in physical education programs. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78,26-30, & 50.

Lieberman, L.J., & Pecorella, M. (2006). Activity at home for children and youth who are deafblind. Deaf-Blind Perspectives, 14, 3-7

Lieberman, L.J., Stuart, M.E., Hand, K, & Robinson, B. (2006). An investigation of the motivational effects of talking pedometers among youth with visual impairments and deaf-blindness. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100(12), 726-736.

Lieberman, L.J., Robinson, B., Rollheiser, H. (2006). Youth with visual impairments: Experiences within general physical education. RE:View. 38(1), 35-48.

Dair, J., Ellis, M. K., & Lieberman, L. J. (2006). Prevalence of overweight among deaf children.American Annals of the Deaf, 151(3), 318-326.

Kowalski, E., Lieberman, L.J., & Daggett, S. (2006). Getting involved in the IEP process. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 77(7), 35-39.

Lieberman, L.J. (2006). Including physical education, sport and recreation for children  with CHARGE Syndrome, In the CHARGE Syndrome Parent Manual.

Stuart, M.E., Lieberman, L.J., & Hand K. (2006). Parent-child beliefs about physical activity: An examination of families of children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100(4), 223-234.

O’Connell, M., Lieberman, L., & Petersen, S. (2006). The use of tactile modeling and physical guidance as instructional strategies in physical activity for children who are blind. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 100(8), 471-477, .

Morton, K., Lieberman, L.J. (2006). Strategies for collecting assessment data in physical education, Teaching Elementary Physical Education17(4), 28-31.

Ellis, K., Lieberman, L.J., Fittipauldi-Wert, J., & Dummer, G. (2005). Passing rates of deaf children on health related fitness: How do they measure up? Palaestra, 21(3), 36-43.

Extended Vita


  • National

    • 2012 - Received the Access Award from the American Foundation of the Blind for starting Camp Abilities
    • 2012 - Received the Professional of the Year Award from The Adapted Physical Activity Council of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
    • 2011 - Received the Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award through the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities
  • State

    • 2009 - Recipient of the NY State Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (NYSAER) Nat Seaman Recognition Award for service to the community through Camp Abilities
  • Local

    • 2011 - Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Sports for Israel Foundation


Lauren came to The College at Brockport in 1995. She is a sign language specialist, and her interests include: hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain biking, basketball, and tennis.

Last Updated 1/2/15