Learning to Learn: Selecting the Tool from the Toolkit. Something to Think About. Over 40% of the brain is used for vision Children with a visual impairment learn differently, they cannot rely on vision to provide information. Introduction. Five year old male Started school F ebruary 2013
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Positioning during the assessment (and subsequent instruction) is important
Processing time may be longer, adapt according to the situation – no two days will be the same
Choice involves opportunities to use cognitive, communication, motor and social skills. The child can learn about objects, exploring their environment and being a participant
When a child is able to explore objects (even in a confined environment such as a wheelchair tray) – he/she will be able to use memory to discover where they are again. Think about placement of objects to make this easier.
Children with disabilities who are engaged in classroom activities can learn from their peers, they can learn to make choices, they can increase their ability to learn and they may feel helpless
If a child does not know an object (or person) is there because they cannot see it, then how can they interact with it to make a choice?
Sometimes physical and health needs may take over from learning needs – know your student to decide what is most important