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Dr. Lauren J. Lieberman

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Office: B307 Tuttle North Dr. Lieberman
Phone: (585) 395-5361
E-mail: llieberm@brockport.edu

Education:
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.

Books:

Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P. (in press). Motor development for children with visual impairments. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

Lieberman, L., Snell, L., Cruz, L., & Brown, P. (2014). Journey to wholeness: Voices of women living with disabilities. New York, NY: Linus Publications.

Lieberman, L.J., Ponchillia, P., & Ponchillia, S. (2013). Physical education and sport for individuals who are visually impaired or deafblind: Foundations of instruction. New York, NY: American Federation of the Blind Press.

Aillaud, C., & Lieberman, L.J. (2013). Everybody plays: How children with visual impairments play sports. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.

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.

Articles

Furtado, O., & Lieberman, L.J. (in press). The impact of running a sport camp for children and youth with visual impairments on faculty members’ teaching, research, and service. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.

Samalot, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Community programs. In Aiello, R. (Ed.) Sports, Fitness and Motor Activities for Children with Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Increased Physical Activity Beyond the School Day. Rowman and Litterfield

Lieberman, L. & Runyan, M. (in press). Teaching children who are visually impaired or deafblind. In M., Block Adapted Physical Education - An Inclusive Approach. Paul H. Brookes.

Ellis, M., & Lieberman, L.. (in press). Deaf or hard of hearing. In M., Block Adapted Physical Education - An Inclusive Approach. Paul H. Brookes.

Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Teaching children who are visually impaired. In J.P. Winnick, & D. Poretta, D. Adapted Physical Education & Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lieberman, L.J. (in press). Teaching children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. In J.P. Winnick, & D. Poretta, D. Adapted Physical Education & Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Lieberman, L.J., & Block, M.E. (in press). Inclusive settings in adapted physical education: A world wide reality? In C. Ennis Handbook of Physical Education. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Van Munster, M., Weaver, E., Lieberman, L.J., & Arndt, K. (in press). Visual impairment and physical education: Steps to success. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, accepted

Samalot, A., Lieberman, L.J., & Haibach, P. (2015). Teaching two critical locomotor skills to children who are blind or visually impaired. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness,109, 148-153.

Furtado, O., Allums-Featherston, K., Lieberman, L.J., Gutierrez, G., L. (2015). Physical activity interventions for children and youth with visual impairments, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 32, 156-176.

Cieslak, F., Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P.S., & Houston-Wilson. (2015). Instructional preferences in aquatics for children with visual Impairments and their instructors, Brazilian Journal of Adapted Physical Education, (SOBOMA).

Columna, L., Lieberman, L.J., Lytle, R., Arndt, K. (2014). Special education terminology every physical education teachers should know. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 85, 38-45.

Haegele, J.J., Lieberman, L.J., Lepore, M. (2014). A service delivery model for physical activity: Camp Abilities, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 108, 473-483.

Lieberman, L.J., Haegele, J.A., Lepore, M. (2014). Camp Abilities: A sports camp for children with visual impairments, Palaestra, 28, 37-43.

Haibach, P., Wagner, M., Lieberman, L.J. (2014). Determinants of gross motor skill performance in children with visual impairments, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2577-2584.

 Haegele, J.A., Lieberman, L.J., Columna, L., Runyan, M. (2014) Infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum into physical education for children with visual impairments. Palaestra, 28, 44-50.

Munster, M. A. V., Lieberman, L.J., Samalot-Rivera, A., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2014). Individualized education plan applied to physical education; Validation of inventory in Portuguese version. Revista da Sobama, Marília, 14, 55-68.

Lieberman, L.J., Haibach, P., & Wagner, M. (2014). Let`s play together: Sports equipment for children with and without visual impairments, Palaestra, 28, 13-15.

Lieberman, L.J., Columna, L., Haegele, J., & Conroy, P. (2014). How students with visual impairments can learn components of the Expanded Core Curriculum through physical education, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 108, 239-248.

Columna, L., Lieberman, L.J., Lytle, R., Arndt, K. (2014). Special education terminology every physical education teachers should know. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 85, 38-45.

Arndt, K., James, A., & Lieberman, L.J. (2014). Perceptions of socialization of adolescents who are blind and their parents, Clearing House Journal, 87, 69-74

Danes-Staples, E., Lieberman, L.J., Ratcliff, J., & Rounds, K. (2013). Bullying experiences of individuals with visual impairments: The mitigating role of sports participation. Journal of Sports Behavior, 36 (4), 1-22.

Ellis, M.K., Lieberman, L.J., & Dummer, G.M. (2013). Parent influences on physical activity participation and physical fitness of Deaf children, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 9(2):270-81. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ent033.

Wagner, M., Haibach, P.S., & Lieberman, L.J. (2013). Gross motor skill performance in children with and without visual impairments - research to practice. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3246-3252.

Columna, L., Lieberman, L.J., Fernandez-Vivo, M., & Arndt, K. (2013). Physical recreation constraints among Guatemalan families with children with visual impairments. The Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy, 2, 205-220.

Cervantes, C.M., Lieberman, L.J., Magnesio, B, & Wood, J. (2013). Peer tutoring: Meeting the demands of inclusion in today’s general physical education settings. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 84, 43-48.

Schultz, J., Lieberman, L.J., & Ellis, M., & Hilgenbrinck, L.C. (2013). Ensuring success of Deaf students in inclusive physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 84, 51-56

Perkins, K., Columna, L., Lieberman, L.J., & Bailey, J. (2013) Parental perceptions toward physical activity for their children with visual impairments and blindness, Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 107, 131-142.

Lieberman, L.J., & Conroy, P. (2013). Paraeducator training for physical education for children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 107, 17-28.

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

Awards:

  • International                              
  • 2015 - Inducted as an International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Fellow in Natanya, Israel
  • National

    • 2014 - Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from West Chester University of Pennsylvania
    • 2013 - Inducted into the Hall of Fame from East High School in West Chester, PA
    • 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

    • 2014 - Recipient of the Roland Fontain Student Engagement Award from The College at Brockport
    • 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
    • 2005 - Recipient of the Chancellors Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities
    • 2003 - Recipient of the Chancellors Award for Outstanding Research
    • 2002 - Recipient of an outstanding service award from the Sports for Israel Foundation Rochester, NY
  • Local

    • 2015 - Hometown Hero Award from Rochester Press radio and Coca Cola
    • 2015 - The College at Brockport Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association
    • 2013 - Pamela Keyser Memorial Award from the Rochester Rookies for volunteerism
    • 2011 - Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Sports for Israel Foundation

Other:

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 4/17/15