Teaching Students with Visual Impairments (page: 2 of 4)

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  • Strabismus Vision Therapy: Understanding and Managing Your Child's Strabismus
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    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.
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  • Evaluating Visual Perceptual Skills in Young Children
    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?
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    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
  • Common Types of Visual Impairments
    This article will help teachers explore common types of visual impairments that students may exhibit in the special education or regular education classroom. Knowing the characteristics of visual impairments will be useful in planning for and teaching students with vision problems.
  • Tips for Teaching Students with Low Vision
    If you have a student with low vision in your classroom for the first time, you probably have some questions. From what is considered low vision to what kinds of low vision aids are typically used in the classroom, you may be wondering how you can best serve these students.
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    Transition planning involves identifying resources and settings goals after high school for students receiving special education services. Students who are blind need specific advice to address their individual circumstances.
  • Types of Assistive Technology Available Visually Impaired Students
    The types and amount of assistive technology for students with visual impairments has grown over the years. Let’s review a few of the most commonly used products that enable students to access written materials.
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