Students who are blind or visually impaired will most likely need instructional adaptations to many if not all areas of the curriculum. When instructing students, it can be helpful to break tasks into parts and provide wait time to allow independence and support when needed. Allow the student to learn through mistakes. As stated in the Guiding Principles section, teach within the natural environments and the context of the activities, taking advantage of teachable moments. The following are links to pages that provide suggestions on adaptations to instruction.
The student who is blind or visually impaired will need assistance to be included in all the school activities including movies and assemblies. Communication with guest speakers, principals, and other school personnel is important to ensure that the total school and educational environment are accessible. This page details ways to make movies and assemblies accessible.
The student who is blind or visually impaired will need consideration to ensure they can participate fully in classroom instruction. Teachers will need to collaborate and communicate with the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments to ensure that the student's unique visual needs are met. This page details ways to make lectures and instruction accessible.
Chalkboards, Whiteboards and Interactive boards are used daily in classrooms for instruction. These boards can present problems for students who are blind or visually impaired but there are strategies to use to make them more accessible. This page provides suggestions for adapting the information presented at a distance.
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. -Ignacio 'Nacho' Estrada
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
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