By: Carmen Willings
September 13, 2017
The following pages contain goals and objectives that will provide a starting point of possible goals and objectives for the student who is blind or visually impaired. Remember these are just a starting point. It is important to make them "SMART" by individualizing them to each student's unique needs. The pages are accessible to members. Simply click on Log In|Register in the navigation bar at the top of the page and follow the directions to register and create your password.
Compensatory skills include concept development, emergent literacy, book sense, pre-braille skills, braille, Nemeth code, access to print materials and the core curriculum, use of tactile graphics, organization and study skills, as well as alternative modes of communication.
Assistive technology skill includes skills the student may need in order to access and use braille notetakers, braillewriters, mobile devices, audio devices, readers, computer access, screen magnification, screen reading, and optical devices.
Social skills includes skills the student needs to develop positive social interactions. These may include gestures, facial expressions, conversation skills, body language, developing relationships, personal space and more.
Independent living skills allow a student to be as independent as possible. This includes functional skills needed for personal care, clothing care and management, eating and food preparation, household maintenance and time and money management.
Career Education skills encompass the skills needed to obtain and maintain a career. These include learning about different jobs and work related skills, taking responsibility, and participating in volunteer and other work experiences.
Sensory efficiency skills includes maximizing use of vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste in order to learn from and interact with the environment.
Recreation and leisure skills include investigating and experiencing recreation and leisure options including games, sports, social events, and personal interests.
Self determination includes skills for enabling student choice-making, self-evaluation, self-advocacy, and assertiveness.
The Texas School for the Blind has compiled a list of possible goals and objectives that may be helpful as you write goals and objectives for your students.
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Due to the nationwide shortage of vision professionals, it can be challenging to locate personnel. Announce a job vacancy on the Job Exchange of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, an online listing of jobs specific to the visual impairment field.
This collection of ECC goals, available for free on the Printables page, can be used in conjunction with the Functional Vision Evaluation, Learning/Reading Media Assessment and any Low Vision Assessment or Assistive Technology Assessment to determine appropriate annual goals and objectives for each student served.