This section provides information on the Functional Vision and Learning Media Assessment (FVLMA), including information on what it is, how it is conducted, implications and recommendations as well as guidelines for report writing and examples of how to write the report. The results will indicate what enhancements and adaptations may be helpful to maximize the visual potential for each student.
Each eye report can vary greatly not only in detail and complexity, but in legibility as well! This page discusses the process of interpreting information in an eye report in order to determine eligibility.
As part of conducting the Functional Vision Evaluation (FVE), it is important to interview the people who are familiar with the student as well as the student themselves when possible. This page provides examples of parent, teacher, and student interviews.
Prior to conducting the Assessment, you will need to gather materials to use in the assessment. Knowing the age and cognitive level of the student will help determine the appropriate materials to place in the kit.
This page details the assessment of the students oculomotor skills as well as the educational implications of difficulties in these areas. Oculomotor skills include localizing, fixating, scanning, tracking, and shift of gaze.
As part of the Functional Vision Evaluation, it is necessary to assess the students near visual acuities. The technique used will vary depending on the students cognitive abilities. This page details the assessment of the students near visual acuities.
As part of the Functional Vision Evaluation, it is necessary to assess the student's distance visual acuities (including their intermediate and distance responses). This page details the assessment of the students distance visual acuities.
As part of the LMA, it is important to assess the student's reading rate to determine if they are making progress in their fluency and also to consider if the student needs to use another literacy medium.
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The mission of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is to provide all persons involved in education students who are blind or visually impaired with the necessary resources to help each student become successful members of their communities and to equip those in the visual impairment field with resources to meet the wide range of needs of the students they serve.