Are you teaching a student who is blind or visually impaired? Find helpful advice, resources and lesson plan ideas for students with partial or full visual impairment. Whether you are a brand new special education teacher or a seasoned veteran, you’re sure to find resources and advice to help you. Read articles on Braille and teaching blind students how to read. Also learn about assistive technology that can help your students succeed in class.
8 Games to Play with the Visually Impaired 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.
Identifying Students With Visual Impairment: The Early Signs Students with visual impairment may look like typical children, but early signs can indicate a problem. It's important to identify these signs at a young age in order to take advantage of early intervention. Learn the early signs of visual loss in children and what can be done for them in school.
Socialization of Blind and Visually Impaired Students A child learns how to interact with others through seeing and by modeling others. Children with visual impairments, however, may require social skills training due to their inability to rely on visual cues. Read on to see what you as a teacher can do to aid this process.
Children's Stories for the Visually Impaired 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.
Using Page Magnifiers in Your Classroom for the Visually Impaired 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.
Braille Curriculum Choices for the Vision-Impaired Student Students with vision impairments use a reading method known as Braille. By running their fingers along a series of raised dots, blind students are able to decipher letters, numbers, and words. There are several excellent curriculum options available to teachers whose students are learning Braille.