Tessa McCarthy
Faculty

School Affiliations


Recent Grants

McCarthy, T., Kulzer, J., Schein, M., Beck, K., & Dietz, L. J. (2019-2025). Project Certified Rehabilitation counselors and Educators Supporting Transition Success (CRESTS). Office of Special Education Projects, US Department of Education ($1,180,874). Principal Investigator.
McCarthy, T., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2017-2022). Project Certified Orientation and mobility/Behavior specialists (COMBS). Office of Special Education Projects, US Department of Education ($1,112,509). Principal Investigator.
McCarthy, T. (2017-2019). A Detailed Assessment of Hand Movement Patterns and Characteristics Related to Braille Reading. Central Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh ($15,520). Principal Investigator.

Recent Publications

Kamei-Hannan, C., McCarthy, T., D'Andrea, F. M., & Holbrook, M. C. (2020). Investigating the efficacy of Reading Adventure Time! for improving reading skills in children with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 114, 88-100.
Smith, M., Chambers, S., Campbell., A., Pierce, T., McCarthy, T., & Kostewicz, D. (2020). Use of routine-based instruction to develop object perception skills with students who have visual impairments and severe intellectual disabilities: Three case studies. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 112, 110-113.
McCarthy, T., Brown, M., & Nicholls, S. (2018). The 1Touch Project: A Pilot Study of a Program to Teach Individuals Who are Blind and Visually Impaired Self-Defense. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Holbrook, M.C., McCarthy, T., & Kamei-Hannan, C. (2017). Foundations of education: Volume I history and theory of teaching children and youths with visual impairments. New York, NY: American Foundation for the Blind Press.
Holbrook, M.C., Kamei-Hannan, C. & McCarthy, T. (2017). Foundations of education: Volume II instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments. New York, NY: American Foundation for the Blind Press.
McCarthy, T., & Wall Emerson, R. (2017). Reading and interpreting research. In Holbrook, M.C., Kamei-Hannan, C., & McCarthy, T. Foundations of education: Volume II instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments. New York, NY: American Foundation for the Blind Press.
Tessa McCarthy

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
5154 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7308
tessam@pitt.edu