Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
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Using Colored Overlays to Help Irlen Syndrome Irlen Syndrome is commonly referred to as visual stress. It is when students have trouble reading black print on a white background. This is often a difficult problem to detect because teachers often do not have the tools to assess for this problem or knowledge of colored overlays to help students.
Use Braille Alphabet Cards For Enhanced Independence Visually impaired and blind students benefit from learning to read and write just as those without sight impairments. Braille alphabet cards can be used as the first resource in a long road of self-initiated learning. Read on for information on how to use them and their benefits.
Understanding Visual Processing Disorder Visual processing disorder does not affect the way the eyes take in information from the surrounding world, rather it is the way the brain interprets that information. This misinterpretation can create a wide range of difficulties for students, but with help, they can thrive despite the challenges.
5 Braille Educational Games for the Visually Impaired Educational games are important in regular and special education classrooms--it helps children learn while engaging them in fun, hassle-free activities. Children who are visually impaired can also enhance their learning senses through fun educational games, available online.
A Great Math Lesson for the Visually Impaired Early Learner If you're teaching a visually impaired child in your regular education classroom, you are probably in search of new ways to teach math. A math lesson for visually impaired students requires a bit more thought, but can be done without a lot of extra effort. Here's a great early math lesson to try!
Reading For the Blind: How Braille Was Developed This article gives you some insight into the man behind the dots - all those tiny rows of dots arranged in intricate patterns that make text accessible to people who are visually impaired. So who invented Braille? What were its beginnings?
Identifying Students With Visual Perceptual Problems The child who draws right at the bottom of the page... The one who always skips lines when reading... The child who can't catch a ball... The one who does anything to avoid a pen and paper in class. What is the story behind these kids? Lazy? Bored? Clumsy? Or something more?
Visual Perception in Children - When An Eye Test Is Not Enough The eyes are more than just the window to the soul, they are also an integral part of our ability to function well in the classroom, at home and in the wider community. Children with visual perception problems need to be identified and given support and intervention to help them learn well.