Lauralyn Randles - blindness/visual impairment - Illinois State University
Lauralyn Randles has worked with individuals with visual impairments and concomitant disabilities throughout Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois working with high needs districts. She is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and an Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS). Lauralyn most recently worked as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist in rural midstate Illinois covering a large caseload over five counties.
Lauralyn attended Bradley University where she earned Learning Behavior Specialist and Elementary Education credentials, as well as a letter of endorsement to teach Early Childhood. Subsequently she attended Northern Illinois University where she earned Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialist credentials. Afterward she earned a Certified Orientation and Mobility standing from ACVERP. Most recently Lauralyn is completing her Early Intervention credential as part of the first EL VISTA Program cohort through Illinois State University. She is an AFB Delta Gamma Fellow.
Lauralyn co-presented research findings on the subject of TAGteach in inclusive classrooms at the Autism Society of America conference and the Bradley Student Exposition. She has also presented research findings in the area of robotic humanoids for social skill instruction to individuals with autism. Lauralyn has been involved in curricular modification development to an assistive technology course at Bradley University. Lauralyn has guest lectured to undergraduate and graduate level courses on Visual Impairment and Orientation Mobility topics.