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Prof Steven LaGrow BS, MA, Ed.D, Sociology and Political Science, Blind Rehabilitation, Special Education, Vision Impairment

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Steve La Grow is the Professor of Rehabilitation and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in the College of Health. He has over 35  years of experience teaching and researching in the area of rehabilitation for those who are blind or have low vision. His  research focuses primarily on the rehabilitation of those who have experienced late onset vision impairment with a particular emphasis on interventions designed to restore losses in orientation and mobility (O&M), the most disabling consequences associated with vision impairment and blindness. His research has addressed most issues that affect the quality of life of persons who are blind or visually impaired, and more recently, on older people in general.  Steve has recieved a number of honors for his work in this field including being presented with the Lawrence E. Blaha Memorial Award from Division Nine (O&M) of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) in 2006, the highest honor that Division can bestow, and being inducted into Western Michigan University’s (WMU) Blindness and Low Vision Studies Outstanding Alumni Academy in 2003.  He has been awarded the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Distinction in Research in 2009, and as a member of the Health and Aging Research Team, the Massey University Research Team Award in 2012.   

Steve is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness and has served  on the editorial boards of the AER Journal: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, the Open Rehabilitation Journal, the International Journal of Orientation and Mobility, the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, the Journal of Rehabilitation and Health, and the New Zealand Journal of Disability Studies.  He is also regularly asked to review articles  for the journals Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Disability and Rehabilitation, and Quality of life Research.  Over the years he has reviewed research proposals  for the National Institute for Health Research for the United Kingdom, Insight Programme of the Netherlands’ Organisation for Health Research and Development [ZonMw], the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Lottery Health (New Zealand) and the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, Department of Veterans Affairs in the USA.

He is currently engaged in health and ageing research with a particular interest in the ways that ability to get around and satisfaction with fucnctional capacity impacts on percieved quality of life among older persons.

Steve La Grow is the Professor of Rehabilitation and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in the College of Health. He has over 30 years of experience teaching and researching in the area of rehabilitation for those who are blind or have low vision. His  research focuses on the rehabilitation of those who have experienced late onset vision impairment with a particular emphasis on interventions designed to restore losses in orientation and mobility (O&M), the most disabling consequences associated with vision impairment.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • BS - Western Michigan University (1975)
  • MA - Western Michigan University (1976)
  • Ed.D. - Western Michigan University (1982)

Prizes and Awards

  • I was awarded the Lawrence E. Blaha Memorial Award by the O&M Division of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI). AERBVI is largest professional organization in the field of blindness in the world. I was the 21st recipient of the award since it was first given in 1968 and the first from outside of the United States to have been so honoured. This is the highest award that the O&M Division can bestow. It was specifically bestowed on me for the impact that my research has had on O&M. The letter of nomination states that 'Steve has an uncanny ability to understand the practical implications of statistical data and research and the drive to do something useful with that understanding. He has used his intellect and passion for research and publication to make outstanding contributions to the body of knowledge that supports our profession'. - (2006)
  • I was named as Peer Reviewer of the Year by the Editorial Board of theJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, May 14, 2009. This award is given to a peer reviewer who has provided exemplary service for the number of manuscripts that were reviewed and the quality of the contents of the reviews. From: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness - (2009)
  • I was honoured with the Award for Individual Distinction in Research by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University for my overall portfolio of research in the area of the rehabilitation of those who are blind or visually impaired. College Research Awards are competitive peer reviewed awards given by the University Research Committee. The Individual Award for Research Distinction is a career award bestowed only once. The announcement of the award read: 'Steve La Grow has built an international reputation as an author and researcher specializing in the rehabilitation of those who are blind or visually impaired'. 'He is best known for his work in the field of orientation and mobility.' It goes on to say 'his output is prodigious, numbering more than 140 publications, including two books, and 75 peer reviewed articles. But it is the recognized quality of his work which is important.' - (2009)
  • I was the Co-author of a paper nominated as most thought provoking in the category of Audiologic Rehabilitation in the special issue entitled 'The Best of Audiology Literature for 2007' in the Hearing Journal. The paper entitled 'The Role of hope in adjustment to acquired hearing loss' was co-authored with my PhD student, Bruce Kent and published in the International Journal of Audiology. This paper was based on on his PhD study. The nominating judge for this category was Dr David Wark, a former president of Rehabilitation Audiology and director of graduate studies in audiology at the University of Memphis. Dr Wark states that "the results of this investigation support the theory that degree of impairment is only a small (7%) component variable that may influence adjustment. Hope, on the other hand, emerges as a much greater influence on adjustemnt (45% of the variance). The implications for AR programs is that instilling hope in patients may postively influence their adjustment to hearing impairment". - (2008)
  • Award for Distinction in Research-Team, Massey University Research Excellence Awards. March, 2013,(Member: Health and Ageing Research Team). - (2012)
  • I was selected and honoured as one of twelve 'Outstanding Alumni of the Year' for 2003-2004. Selected alumni from each department within the College was so honoured to mark the opening of the new building for the College and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the University. I was flown to Kalamazoo, MI to receive the honour which was awarded as part of the University's home-coming activities. From: College of Health and Human Services, Western Michigan University - (2006)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

His research interests focus on those factors which affect the qualify of life (QOL) of persons who are blind or have low vision. He is particularly interested in interventions which seek to enhance subjective QOL following the onset of a significant vision impairment and most specifically those which affect the ability to get around built environments safely and independently.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified (119999): Other Medical and Health Sciences (119900)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

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Completed Projects

Project Title: Loneliness in older persons

Age, sex and health status appear to affect rates of loneliness with women, older adults and those in poor health being at greatest risk. Loneliness in older adults is closely linked to poor physical and mental health. The aim of this study was to identify the rate, degree and impact of loneliness in a group of older community dwelling New Zealanders. A cross-sectional postal survey was used to collect self-reported data on loneliness, physical and mental health, age, sex and marital status. The survey was sent to a random sample of 700 community dwelling older adults aged 65 years and over. Three hundred and thirty two surveys were used in the data analytic phase of the study. Eight percent of the sample was found to be severely lonely, 44% moderately lonely and 48% not lonely. Participants were assigned to the above three levels of loneliness and were compared according to age, sex, marital status and health. The groups were found to differ on physical and mental health but not on age, sex or marital status. Consequently, those who were in the severely lonely and moderately lonely groups had lower physical and mental health scores when compared to those in the not lonely group.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2008

Funding Body: Massey University

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Research Outputs

Journal

Pirret, AM., Neville, SJ., & La Grow, SJ. (2015). Nurse practitioners versus doctors diagnostic reasoning in a complex case presentation to an acute tertiary hospital: A comparative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52(3), 716-726
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Pirret, A.
Woods, M., Rodgers, V., Towers, A., & La Grow, S. (2015). Researching moral distress among New Zealand nurses: A national survey. Nursing Ethics. 22(1), 117-130
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Rodgers, V., Towers, A.
Sullivan, SJ., La Grow, S., Alla, S., & Schneiders, AG. (2014). Riding into the future: A snapshot of elderly mobility scooter riders and how they use their scooters. New Zealand Medical Journal. 127(1402), 43-49
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S., Ebrahim, B., & Towers, AJ. (2014). Development of the difficulty with mobility questionnaire: A pilot study. International Journal of Orientation & Mobility. 6(1), 59-69 Retrieved from http://www.ijorientationandmobility.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Towers, A.
Cleland, A., Carryer, J., & La Grow, S. (2013). Carbon dioxide insufflation during colonoscopy: A randomised controlled trial. New Zealand Medical Journal. 126(1382), 87-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Carryer, J., LaGrow, S.
La Grow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2013). The impact of mobility on quality of life among older persons. Journal of Aging and Health. 25(5), 723-736
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Hirunwatthanakul, P., LaGrow, S., Borman, B., & Kanagasingam, Y. (2013). The impact of self-reported visual disability on quality of life among older persons in a rural area of Northeast Thailand: A follow-up study. International Journal of Social Science Studies. 1(1), 47-53 Retrieved from http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/article/view/20
[Journal article]Authored by: Borman, B., LaGrow, S.
La Grow, S., Neville, S., Alpass, F., & Rodgers, V. (2012). Loneliness and self-reported health among older persons in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 31(2), 121-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Rodgers, V.
Yeung, P., LaGrow, S., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2011). The centrality of O&M in rehabilitation programs designed to enhance quality of life: A structural equation modelliing. International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. 4(1), 10 Retrieved from http://www.ijorientationandmobility.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
Good, GA., La Grow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2011). A study of older adults: Observation of ranges of life satisfaction and functioning. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(3), 96-103
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2011). Determinants of the overall quality of life of older persons who have difficulty seeing: The importance of the ability to get around. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 105(10), 720-730
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
la Grow, S., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2011). Determinants of the overall quality of life of older persons who have difficulty seeing: The importance of the ability to get around. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 105(10), 720-730
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
La Grow, S., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Towers, A. (2011). Factors affecting perceived quality of life of older persons with self-reported visual disability. Quality of Life Research. 20(3), 407-413
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A.
LaGrow, S., Sudnongbua, S., & Boddy, J. (2011). The impact of visual disability on the quality of life of older persons in rural northeast thailand. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 105(6), 361-369
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Sudnongbua, S., LaGrow, S., & Boddy, J. (2010). Feelings of Abandonment and Quality of Life Among Older Persons in Rural Northeast Thailand. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 25(3), 257-269
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, JKF., Budge, RC., Stafford, KJ., & LaGrow, S. (2010). A focus group discussion using guide dogs. International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. 2(1), 52-64 Retrieved from http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/10009/
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
Buranruk, O., La Grow, S., Ladawan, S., Makarawate, P., Suwanich, T., & Leelayuwat, N. (2010). Thai yoga as an appropriate alternative physical activity for older adults. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. 7(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, S., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2009). Economic standing, health status and social isolation among visually impaired persons aged 55 to 70 in New Zealand. Journal of Optometry. 2(3), 155-158
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C.
LaGrow, SJ., Ihrke, E., Ponchillia, PE., Sullins, CD., Owiti, SA., & Lewis, L. (2009). User perception of accessible gps as a wayfinding tool. Aer Journal: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness. 2(3), 111-120
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Dick, A., La Grow, S., & Boddy, J. (2009). The effects of staff education on the practice of 'specialling' by care assistants in an acute care setting.. Nursing praxis in New Zealand inc. 25(1), 17-26
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2008). Taking care of my daily needs: A minimum requirement to age in place. Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness. 1(2), 63-65
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, JKF., LaGrow, S., Stafford, K., & Budge, RC. (2008). The guide dog as a mobility aid Part 1: Perceived effectiveness on travel performance. International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. 1(1), 17-33
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
Lloyd, JKF., LaGrow, S., Stafford, K., & Budge, RC. (2008). The guide dog as a mobility aid Part 2: Perceived changes to travel habits. International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. 1(1), 34-45
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
Blasch, BB., LaGrow, SJ., & Penrod, W. (2008). Environment rating scale for Orientation and Mobility. International Journal of Orientation and Mobility. 1(1), 9-16
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., LaGrow, S., & Alpass, F. (2008). An age-cohort study of older adults with and without visual impairments: Activity, independence, and life satisfaction. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 102(9), 517-527
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Good, G., LaGrow, S.
Kiata, L., Kerse, NM., Hughes, WE., Hayman, KJ., Robertson, MC., La Grow, SJ., . . . Campbell, AJ. (2008). Agreement and compliance with advice on removing mats or rugs by older people with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 102(3), 167-172
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Hayman, KJ., Kerse, NM., La Grow, SJ., Wouldes, T., Robertson, MC., & Campbell, AJ. (2007). Depression in older people: Visual impairment and subjective ratings of health. Optometry and Vision Science. 84(11), 1024-1030
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2007). Predicting perceived quality of life scores from the National Eye Institute 25-item visual function questionnaire. Optometry and Vision Science. 84(8), 785-788
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Ponchillia, PE., Rak, EC., Freeland, AL., & LaGrow, SJ. (2007). Accessible GPS: Reorientation and target location among users with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 101(7), 389-401
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Kent, B., & La Grow, S. (2007). The role of hope in adjustment to acquired hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology. 46(6), 328-340
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ., Robertson, MC., Campbell, AJ., Clarke, GA., & Kerse, NM. (2006). Reducing hazard related falls in people 75 years and older with significant visual impairment: How did a successful program work?. Injury Prevention. 12(5), 296-301
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Daye, P. (2005). Barriers to employment identified by blind and vision-impaired persons in New Zealand. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand. (26), 173-185
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Campbell, AJ., Robertson, MC., La Grow, SJ., Kerse, NM., Sanderson, GF., Jacobs, RJ., . . . Hale, LA. (2005). Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged ≥75 with severe visual impairment: The VIP trial. British Medical Journal. 331(7520), 817-820
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2004). The effectiveness of comprehensive low vision services for older persons with visual impairments in New Zealand. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 98(11)
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2004). Factors that affect the employment status of working-age adults with visual impairments in New Zealand. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 98(9), 546-559
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2003). Employment among working-age members of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the blind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 97(7), 429-433
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2001). Comprehensive low vision care in New Zealand: A pilot project. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 95(10), 646-647
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Budd, J., & LaGrow, SJ. (2000). Using a three-dimensional interactive model to teach environmental concepts to visually impaired children. RE:view - Rehabilitation and Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment. 32(2), 83-94
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Hamilton, CE. (2000). The use of single-case experimental designs to evaluate nursing interventions for individual clients. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 18(2), 39-43
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., & LaGrow, SJ. (2000). Using peer sampling with older visually impaired adults to set goals for instruction of independent living skills. RE:view. 32, 132-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Good, G., LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2000). Measuring rehabilitation outcomes for visually impaired persons in New Zealand. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 94(5), 322-327
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, S. (1999). The use of the sonic pathfinder as a secondary mobility aid for travel in business environments: A Single-subject design. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 36(4), 333-340
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., Leung, JP., Leung, S., & Yeung, P. (1998). The effects on visually impaired children of viewing fluorescent stimuli under black-light conditions. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 92(5), 313-321
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (1998). A cultural perspective on orientation and mobility. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS. 92(5), 260-264
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., Blasch, BB., & De L'Aune, W. (1997). Efficacy of the touch technique for surface and foot-placement preview. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 91(1), 47-52
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Blasch, BB., LaGrow, SJ., & De L'Aune, WR. (1996). Three aspects of coverage provided by the long cane: Object, surface, and foot-placement preview. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 90(4), 295-301
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (1996). The case for the individual prescription of cane length. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS. 90(4), 293-294
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lagrow, SJ., Leung, S., & Lyell, M. (1995). Preference for static or revolving cane tips by visually impaired travellers. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 18(1), 82-85
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
THOMAS, T., LAGROW, SJ., & LEUNG, S. (1994). WHANAU WORKERS - PROVIDING SERVICES FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF NEW-ZEALAND. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS. 88(1), 86-&
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., Prochnow-LaGrow, JE., Brine, C., & Ericson, K. (1992). Peer sampling: Developing individualized mobility goals to orient visually impaired persons to a new environment. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 86(3), 147-148
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LEUNG, JP., YAP, M., & LAGROW, SJ. (1992). BEHAVIORAL VISION TRAINING FOR HYPEROPIA. PSYCHOLOGIA. 35(4), 232-239
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Murray, S. (1992). Use of the alternating treatment design to evaluate intervention in low vision rehabilitation. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 86(10), 435-439
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S., Gibbs, G., & Smith, R. (1990). Services available to visually impaired persons in New Zealand. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 84(6), 296-297
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S., Wiener, W., & LaDuke, R. (1990). Independent travel for developmentally disabled persons: A comprehensive model of instruction. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 11(3), 289-301
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (1989). University training in New Zealand: An experience in distance education. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 83(1), 81-82
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LAGROW, SJ., GIBBS, G., MEGOGOLE, L., & WENDT, MJ. (1989). THE ROLE OF THE ROYAL-NEW-ZEALAND-FOUNDATION-FOR-THE-BLIND-IN-EDUCATION. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS. 83(1), 39-40
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Florence, IJ., & LaGrow, SJ. (1989). The use of a recorded message for gaining assistance with street crossings for deaf-blind travelers. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 83(9), 471-472
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Mulder, L. (1989). Structured solicitation: A standardized method for gaining travel information. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 83(9), 469-471
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LAGROW, SJ., KJELDSTAD, A., & LEWANDOWSKI, E. (1988). THE EFFECTS OF CANE-TIP DESIGN ON 3 ASPECTS OF NONVISUAL TRAVEL. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS. 82(1), 13-16
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Ponchillia, SV., & LaGrow, S. (1988). Independent glucose monitoring by functionally blind diabetics. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 82(2), 50-53
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (1986). Assessing optimal illumination for visual response accuracy in visually impaired adults. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 80(8), 888-895
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
PONCHILLIA, PE., LADUKE, RO., & LAGROW, SJ. (1984). THE MEASUREMENT OF STRESS IN NONVISUAL TRAVEL. EDUCATION OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED. 16(1), 21-29
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lagrow, SJ., & Matson, JL. (1984). Increasing recognition distance and assessing generalized effects in visually impaired persons. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 78(6), 256-260
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Repp, AC. (1984). Stereotypic responding: A review of intervention research. American Journal of Mental Deficiency. 88(6), 595-609
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Barton, LE., & Lagrow, SJ. (1983). Reducing self-injurious and aggressive behavior in deaf-blind persons through overcorrection. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 77(9), 421-424
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lagrow, SJ., & Prochnow-Lagrow, JE. (1983). Consistent methodological errors observed in single-case studies: Suggested guidelines. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 77(10), 481-488
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Matson, JL., Helsel, WJ., & LaGrow, SJ. (1983). Training visual efficiency in myopic persons. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 21(2), 115-118
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LAGROW, SJ., & PROCHNOWLAGROW, JE. (1982). TECHNICAL ADEQUACY OF THE MOST POPULAR TESTS SELECTED BY RESPONDING SCHOOL-PSYCHOLOGISTS IN ILLINOIS. PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOLS. 19(2), 186-189
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LAGROW, S. (1982). BEHAVIORAL-ASSESSMENT OF CHILDHOOD DISORDERS - MARSH,EJ, TERDAL,LF. APPLIED RESEARCH IN MENTAL RETARDATION. 3(4), 409-409
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lagrow, SJ. (1981). Effects of training on CCTV reading rates of visually impaired students. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 75(9), 368-373
[Journal article]Authored by: LaGrow, S.

Book

La Grow, SJ., & Long, RG.(2011). Orientation and Mobility: Techniques for independence (2nd Ed).. Alexandria, Virginia, USA: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired
[Authored Book]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Hirunwatthanaku, P., La Grow, SL., Borman, B., & Kanagasingam, Y. (2012). The impact of visual impairment on quality of life among older persons in a rural area of Northeast Thailand. In Thailand: Economic, Political and Social Issues.. (pp. 57 - 71).
[Chapter]Authored by: Borman, B., LaGrow, S.
Neustdt Noy, N., & LaGrow, SJ. (2010). The development of the profession of orientation and mobility around the world. In WR. Weiner, RL. Welsh, & BB. Blasch (Eds.) Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Volume I: History and Theory. (pp. 533 - 564). New York, NY, United States: American Foundation of the Blind
[Chapter]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2010). Improving perception for orientation and mobility. In WR. Wiener, RL. Welsh, & BB. Blasch (Eds.) Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Volume II: Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications. (pp. 3 - 26). New York, NY, United States: American Foundation of the Blind
[Chapter]Authored by: LaGrow, S.

Report

LaGrow, SJ. (2004). The effects of comprehensive low vision services on older persons with vision impairments in New Zealand. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2001). Employment, unemployment and underemployment among working-age members of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: LaGrow, S.

Conference

Rodgers, V., LaGrow, SJ., & Neville, S. (2014, September). Living well with multiple chronic conditions using social comparison. Presented at New Zealand Association "The Age of Ageing" Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Rodgers, V.
Yeung, P., Towers, P., Alpass, FM., Stephens, C., & La Grow, S. (2012, June). The impact of mobility on perceived quality of persons aged 55 to 72. Presented at Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life (AMQoL). University of Michigan, USA..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A., Yeung, P.
La Grow, SJ. (2013, December). More than independence: The contribution of mobility to quality of life in older persons. Presented at AER International Orientation and Mobility Conference. New Orleans, LA, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2013, December). Mobility in Mongolia. Presented at AER International Orientation and Mobility Conference. New Orleans, LA, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S., Sullivan, SJ., & Schneiders, T. (2013). The impact of mobility scooter usage on perceived ability to get around and quality of life of those with a mobility limitation. In 4th Biennial New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference: Abstracts Book(pp. 124 - 125). , 4th Biennial New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference: Rebuilding, Connecting, Living New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S. (2012, November). The reality of O&M on the ground. Presented at World Blind Union and International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment [WBU-ICEVI 2012]: WBU-ICEVI General Assemblies: Achieving Our Vision through Empowerment and Partnership. Bangkok, Thailand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., Yeung, P., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2012, June). The impact of mobility on perceived quality of life of persons aged 55 to 72. Presented at International Conference on Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life. Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Ebrahim, B. (2012, July). The sensitivity and validity of ability to get around as an outcome measure for O&M. Presented at AER Interational Conference 2012. Bellevue, Washington, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S.(2012). IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under: Conference Proceedings on CD. In IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under: Conference Proceedings on CD. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Other]Authored by: LaGrow, S.Edited by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S., & Ebrahim, B. (2012). Ability to get around and difficulty with travel reported by those presenting for O&M instruction. In S. LaGrow (Ed.) IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under: Conference Proceedings on CD. (pp. 124 - 126). New Zealand: IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.Edited by: LaGrow, S.
Sullivan, SJ., Schneiders, AG., LaGrow, S., & Alla, S. (2012). The role of mobility scooters in keeping the ageing population on the move. In IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under: Conference Proceedings on CD(pp. 222 - 222). , IMC14: International Mobility Conference 2012: Mobility through the ages, up over & down under Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2012). Proceedings of the Fourteenth Mobility Conference (IMC14). In SJ. La Grow (Ed.) Proceedings of the Fourteenth Internatioanl Mobility Conference (IMC14). (pp. 1 - 260). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Fourteenth International Mobility Conference (IMC14)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Edited by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ., & Ebrahim, B.(2012, February). Ability to get around and difficulty with travel reported by those presenting for O&M instruction. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Mobility Conference (IMC14). (pp. 124 - 126).
[Conference]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Woods, M., La Grow, S., & Rodgers, V.(2011, September 7). Researching moral distress amongst New Zealand nurses.. , 12th International ICNE conference (Researching Nursing Ethics and the Ethics of Research)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ.(2011, August 12). Ability to get around: Satisfaction with life and quality of life among older persons who have difficulty reading ordinary print.. , AER Regional Conference 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Sullivan, J., Schneiders, A., La Grow, SJ., & Alla, S. (2011, July). Mobility scooters: Facilitating independent mobility in the neighbourhood and beyond. Presented at 2nd New Zealand Mobilities Symposium Mobiliies and Neighbourhoods. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S. (2010, November). The ability to get around as a global measure of outcome for O&M with older persons. Presented at AMC2010: The fourth Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference. Sydney, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Sullivan, J., Schneiders, A., & LaGrow, S. (2010, November). Mobility Scooters: Keeping the aging population on the move?. Presented at Mobilities Symposium: Towards a movement-driven Social Sciences in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, S., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Towers, A. (2010, November). Mobility and quality of life among those in late middle age. Presented at Mobilities Symposium: Towards a movement-driven Social Sciences in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S., Stephens, C., Towers, A.
Neville, SJ., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2009). Loneliness in older persons. In Conference Handbook(pp. 65). , The New Zealand Association of Gerontology and Age Concern New Zealand Conference “Living in an Ageing Society: Shaping Tomorrow Today” Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Association of Gerontology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, JKF., Budge, RC., Stafford, KJ., & LaGrow, SJ. (2009). The end of the partnership with the guide dog: emotional response and relationships with subsequent dogs. Proceedings of the 13th International Mobility Conference [IMC 13]: More than a cane. (pp. 1 - 5). Germany: 13th International Mobility Conference [IMC 13]: More than a cane
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
LaGrow, SJ., Ponchillia, PE., & Ihrke, E.(2009). User perception of the effectiveness of Trekker©GPS as a travel aid. . Marburg, Germany,
[Conference Paper]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Techowanich, S., & LaGrow, S. (2008). The impact of vision impairment on quality of life among older persons in a rural area of North East Thailand. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Low Vision(pp. 0 - 0). : VISION 2008 Organizing Committee
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2008). An age cohort study of older adults with and without impaired vision: activity independence and life satisfaction. In Proceedings of the AER International Conference(pp. Unpaged). : AER
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., Good, G., LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2008). Activity and independence: a comparison study of older people with and without impaired vision.. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Low Vision(pp. Unpaged). : 'Ecole d'optometrie '
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., Good, G., LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2008). The impact of activities of daily living and self-esteem on quality of life among older persons with vision impairment. The 9th International Conference on Low Vision Research. (pp. unpaged).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2008). Employment and barriers to employment as identified by blind and visually impaired persons in New Zealand. The 9th International Conference on Low Vision Research. (pp. unpaged).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Techowanich, S., & LaGrow, SJ. (2008). The impact of vision impairment on quality of life among older persons in a rural area of North East Thailand. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Low Vision Research(pp. unpaged). : Vision 2008
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Good, G., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2008). Activity and independence: A comparison study of older people with and without impaired vision. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Low Vision Research(pp. unpaged). : Vision 2008
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2008, July). Employment status, job type and employer description among persons with a significant visual impairmenet. Presented at Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference. Chicago, IL.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2008, July). Taking care of my daily needs: A minimum requirement to AGE in place. Presented at Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference. Chicago, IL.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, SJ. (2007). Factors affecting the perceived quality of life of older persons receiving comprehensive low vision and vision rehabilitation services. In DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION Vol. 29 (pp. 1640 - 1641). : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Hocquard, T., La Grow, S., & Faull, K. (2007). An investigation of the stability of the Sense of Coherence for those attending a three-week rehabilitation programme. In DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION Vol. 29 (pp. 1651 - 1652). : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., & LaGrow, SJ. (2007). A study of older adults in the Manawatu: Activity independence and life satisfaction. In New Zealand Association of Gerontology 2007 Conference(pp. 110). : New Zealand Association of Gerontology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Good, G., LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2007, October). Activities of daily living, self esteem and quality of life among older persons with vision impairment. Presented at 3rd Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference. Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2007, October). Employment and barriers to employment among working age adults in New Zealand. Presented at 3rd Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference. Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., Robertson, MC., Campbell, A., Clarke, GA., & Kerse, N. (2006). Preventing falls in older people with visual impairment: The VIP home safety program. (pp. 1 - 10). , 12th International Mobility Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., Ponchillia, PE., Rak, E., & Freeland, A. (2006). The use of BrailleNote GPS© for both reorientation and locating specific objectives in a familiar residential environment: Findings and methodological issues. (pp. 1 - 5). , 12th International Mobility Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, JK., Stafford, KJ., LaGrow, SJ., & Budge, CC. (2005). Handler and guide dog compatibility. (pp. 19). , Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference (ASSAB2005) Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University, Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
Lloyd, JK., Stafford, KJ., LaGrow, SJ., & Budge, CC. (2005). Exploring the match between handlers and guide dogs. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference. Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
LaGrow, SJ. (2005). Employment status, job type and employer description among persons with a significant visual impairment in New Zealand. Eleventh Conference on Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand. (pp. 295 - 298). Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
La Grow, S., & Daye, P. (2005). A comparison of comprehensive low vision services to those services normally available to older persons with visual impairments in New Zealand. International Congress Series. Vol. 1282 (pp. 187 - 190).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, JKF., LaGrow, SJ., Budge, RC., & Stafford, K. (2003). Matching guide dogs: Mobility and compatibility outcomes. Proceedings of the 11th International Mobility Conference. (pp. Unpaged). South Africa: 11th International Mobility Conference: In Touch with Africa, in Step with the World
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
LaGrow, SJ. (2003). The effects of comprehensive low vision services on older visually impaired persons. 11th International Mobility Conference: 'In Touch with Africa, in Step with the World'. (pp. Unpaged). Irene, South Africa
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2003). Personnel preparation programme in orientation and mobility at Massey University: 15 years on. 11th International Mobility Conference: 'In Touch with Africa, in Step with the World'. (pp. Unpaged). Irene, South Africa
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2003). Activity, independence and life satisfaction of older, vision impaired New Zealanders. 11th International Mobility Conference: 'In Touch with Africa, in Step with the World'. (pp. Unpaged). Irene, South Africa
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Alpass, F., Good, G., LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2003). Life satisfaction of older, vision impaired New Zealanders. 11th International Mobility Conference: 'In Touch with Africa, in Step with the World'. (pp. Unpaged). Irene, South Africa
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Alpass, F., Good, G., LaGrow, S.
Good, GA., LaGrow, SJ., & Alpass, FM. (2002). Research from a small island: Daily living problems identified by older, vision-impaired New Zealanders and their sighted peers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference. Toronto, ON
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Alpass, F., Good, G., LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ., & Craig, G. (2002). The effectiveness of O&M instruction for visually impaired persons: Self-report & instructor evaluation. In GC. Ed (Ed.) 1st Australian Orientation & Mobility Conference. (pp. 30 - 34). Adelaide, SA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, J., LaGrow, S., Budge, CC., & Stafford, K. (2001). Measures of mobility - with and without a guide dog. In G. Clarke (Ed.) Proceedings of the 1st Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference. (pp. 182 - 184). Australia: 1st Australasian Orientation and Mobility Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
LaGrow, SJ. (2001, April). Low vision services for older adults: Evaluating its worth. Presented at Disability Research Awareness Day. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2001). Measuring outcomes in rehabilitation: Ensuring the tool used reflects the purpose of the service provided. New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Biennial Conference 2001. (pp. 97 - 106). Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2001). Recent developments and new opportunities in rehabilitation studies at Massey University. New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Biennial Conference 2001. (pp. 53 - 56). Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Lloyd, J., LaGrow, SJ., Budge, CC., & Stafford, KJ. (2000). Matching the person who is blind or vision impaired with a guide dog: A New Zealand perspective. Proceedings: A brighter vision for the future: 10th International Mobility Conference. (pp. 236 - 240). Warwick, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
Lloyd, J., Budge, CC., LaGrow, SJ., & Stafford, KJ. (2000). A focus group exploration of guide dog and user partnerships. Proceedings of the 10th International Mobility Conference: A brighter vision for the future. (pp. 232 - 236). Warwick, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S., Stafford, K.
LaGrow, SJ., & Craig, G. (2000). The use of a difficulty and limitation scale for measuring the effectiveness of O&M training. 10th International Mobility Conference: A brighter vision for the future. (pp. 223 - 226). Warwick, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
Craig, G., & LaGrow, SJ. (2000). The use of goals as a means of measuring outcomes of orientation and mobility programs. 10th International Mobility Conference: A brighter vision for the future. (pp. 50 - 53). Warwick, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: LaGrow, S.

Other

LaGrow, SJ. (2009). Orientation to place. (pp. 1 - 6). CIRRIE - The Centre for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
[Other]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2001). Defining rehabilitation in terms of purpose, process, the population served and the principles by which it is governed. (pp. 2 - 5). New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
[Other]Authored by: LaGrow, S.
LaGrow, SJ. (2000). What is this thing called rehabilitation? It all depends on your perspective. (pp. 6 - 8). New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
[Other]Authored by: LaGrow, S.

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