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 include skills the student may need 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.
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.