Review of DETA criteria for Vision Impairment. Key Issues. Ensuring understanding of links between the vision impairment and the educational impact. Ensuring the criteria are based on sound evidence for the given purpose. Reflective of national and international trends.
“Seeing Function” – identifies vision as “sensing the presence of light and sensing the form, size, shape and colour of the visual stimuli”. (WHO, 2001, p62) It includes:
It does not include Perceptual Functions
Vision Impairment - Activity Limitation / Participation Restriction in the school context
These areas are:
Students must have a significant impact in one or more of the three focus areas for verification in the DETA criteria for the category of vision impairment.
It is expected that the Specialists information be current. This
does not mean that the report needs to be recent but rather that
the information within the report is reflective of the student at the
time of the verification request.
2007 EAP Verification – VI Form
Removals from Category
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