The mission of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is to provide all persons involved in the student's education with the necessary resources they need to help each student become successful members of their communities and to equip those in the vision field with a readily available resource to meet the wide range of needs of the students they serve. visual impairments in the classroom A visual impairment is the loss of vision that cannot be corrected by refraction (glasses). There are a number of eye disorders that can lead to visual impairments. Visual impairment can also be caused by trauma and brain and nerve disorders. Visual impairments affect people differently.
Strategies for Classroom Teachers. Use the names of children consistently so that the student with visual impairment will know who is called on or involved in an activity. Use precise positional terminology during instruction. For example, when directing students to point to or place an object, use specific language, for example, visual impairments in the classroom
In the past, students with visual impairments were placed in special institutions or programs; however, today most are educated in a classroom with other children who are not visually impaired. Common types of visual impairments as well as the characteristics of visual impairments are essential classroom knowledge since there are many children suffering from vision problems in school systems across the country. Conclusion: Students with visual impairments need an educational system that meets the individual needs of ALL students, fosters independence, and is measured by the success of each individual in the school and community. Vision is fundamental to the learning process and is the primary basis upon which most traditional education strategies are based. visual impairments in the classroom Classroom Modifications for Students with Visual Impairments. Some students may have the ability to see magnified shapes or print. Whatever the degree of visual impairment, these children have constant challenges because typical instruction relies on visual learning. Classroom materials, in the forms of overhead transparencies, Power Point slides,