FVE KIT MATERIALS
By: Carmen Willings
When assembling materials for a Functional Vision Assessment Kit, it is generally a good idea to plan to have two assessment kits. The first kit can be designed for students that are pre-readers and for those with multiple disabilities. The other kit can contain a variety of materials that reflect different age and reading levels. The kits should include both formal and informal tools to assess vision.
FVE Kit for Readers
1. Writing Tools:
2. Reading Tools:
3. Distance Eye Charts:
4. Near Visual Acuity:
5. Color Vision Testing
Color Vision Testing Made Easy
This assessment tool is great for assessing student's color vision. It uses simple, easy to recognize symbols and can be used with students as young as preschoolers that know their shapes.
The Pseudo Chromatic Color Test app, a free app on the iTunes store, can be used as part of the color vision portion of the Functional Vision Assessment. The app can pick up on any difficulties the student may have and it also provides information on how to interpret the results.
Paint Swatches. Another strategy is to obtain a selection of paint swatches in various color hues. Cut the swatches in half and encourage the student to locate the matches.
6. Miscellaneous Items:
Functional Vision Assessment Kit for Pre-Readers
This page provides a collection of pamphlets, handouts, and forms available for download to support your district's visual impairment program.
Assistive Technology is critical for students who are blind or visually impaired. AT makes information and print accessible to students. This page provides a list of low, mid, and high tech devices that may be used by a student who are blind or visually impaired.
Here you will find thematic units for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired the various areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum. Units include gender neutral activities for students of all ages. Select activities to match goals and objectives for each student's unique needs.