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Understanding Students with Visual Impairments. Chapter 15. Defining Visual Impairments. Legal definition based on clinical measurement of acuity IDEA definition “an impairment in vision that even with correction adversely affects a child’s educational performance.”.

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Understanding students with visual impairments

Understanding Students with Visual Impairments

Chapter 15


Defining visual impairments

Defining Visual Impairments

  • Legal definition based on clinical measurement of acuity

  • IDEA definition “an impairment in vision that even with correction adversely affects a child’s educational performance.”


Describing the characteristics

Describing the Characteristics

  • Incidental learning is problematic

  • Limitations in range and variety of experiences

  • - knowledge of world is different

  • - potential for inadequate development of social skills

  • Limitation in ability to get around

  • Limitation in interactions with environment


Causes

Causes

  • Congenital- occurs at birth

  • Adventitious- hereditary, trauma


Evaluating students with visual impairments

Evaluating Students with visual impairments

  • Functional vision assessment – assess how a student uses vision in the natural environment

  • Learning media assessment- used to determine appropriate reading media


Special education and related services

Special education and related services

  • Provisions of instruction to support the child’s success in general education curriculum: slate and stylus, abacus, braille

  • Nonacademic priorities

  • Location of special education and services

  • Ways in which partners will communicate to meet student’s needs


Supplementary aids and services

Supplementary aids and services

  • Adapted materials: braille, large print, magnifying lens

  • Assistive technology: braille note taker, braille translation software, optical character reader


Other educational needs

Other educational needs

  • Daily living skills

  • Orientation and mobility

  • Self determination


Assessing progress

Assessing progress

  • General education progress is measured the same as peers: take the same math, social studies, language arts, and science tests

  • Expanded core curriculum progress is measured through informal teacher observations, evaluation of needed prompt levels


Accommodations for assessment

Accommodations for assessment

  • Additional time

  • Reader, scribe, or computer

  • Quiet testing area

  • Frequent breaks


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