by Carmen Willings May 21, 2020 teachingvisuallyimpaired.com
This section contains articles on all areas of instructing individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Whether you are an administrator, classroom teacher, therapist, familiy member or vision professional, it is my hope that you find this information in these articles to be useful.
Find all the information to support your Visual Impairment program. Topics include information on the different careers in the field of visual impairments, professionalism and promoting career growth, instructional planning strategies and tips, and professional publications.
Learn more about the history of visual impairments, the different types of visual impairments, VI resources including programs and agencies, vision resource books, books with characters who are blind or visually impaired, the impact on development, psychological impact, social etiquette and financial assistance for individuals who are blind.
Find information specific to referrals for vision services, components of vision exams, how to interpret the information in the medical eye report, conducting the FVLMA and other vision-specific evaluations. Learn strategies for putting the information into the student’s IEP and writing SMART goals for the student.
Students who are blind or visually impaired, require adaptations to the environment, materials, and instruction to have access to the curriculum. Each student with a visual impairment will have his or her own unique visual needs. These needs will depend on the students' visual impairment as well as other disabilities. Learn more about how to adapt the environment, materials and instruction.
Learn more about assistive technology specific to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, apps for VI, providing instruction in assistive technology devices, using iOS to access instruction, conducting an AT evaluation, and locating materials and resources.
Find information, resources, and instructional strategies in teaching all nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum: Compensatory, Sensory Efficiency, Assistive Technology, Independent Living, Social Skills, Orientation & Mobility, Career Education, Recreation & Leisure, and Self Determination.
Resources to Support You in Teaching Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
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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.