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!
Magnification software helps in enlargement of text and graphics on the monitor of the computer. The article lists some popular magnification software for the visually impaired.
Making minor adjustments to the classroom, providing aids and monitoring progress are simple ways to teach a visually impaired child so they succeed in a regular classroom. Allowing them to use all of their senses and build on their strengths will help to avoid discouragement and academic struggles.
The typical learning experience is highly visual, leaving students with visual impairments needing adaptations and modifications in order to succeed. Learn about accommodations for students with visual impairments and how to help maximize learning
Children with visual disabilities have very limited access to books. The best books for visually impaired children are of course print – Braille books or books with tactile representations of pictures. This article also includes a list of popular books for young visually impaired children.
Visually impaired children also need to be entertained. Like other children, they too need games that fun and interesting. The article discusses various games that use Braille in its functioning to help visually impaired children enjoy.
If you have students with visual impairments in your classroom, they may need to use page magnifiers to read books or peers’ papers. Page magnifiers for the visually impaired are easy to order and come in many shapes and sizes. Learn more about using this assistive technology.
As young children manipulate toys they develop visual perceptual skills to discriminate shapes, sizes and how objects relate to one another in space. These early visual perceptual skills will later help them discriminate letters- the first steps toward reading and writing.
Visual perception is the brain’s interpretation of what one sees. We can observe its development as young children respond to the people and things that they see and grasp. But how do parents and teachers know when these skills are developing normally for special needs students?
Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for visual impairments that impact learning. Early evaluation and therapeutic interventions can help these children reach their full potential.