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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Vision Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms
Course SummaryThis supplemental teacher resource course is designed to help instructors identify students with visual impairments and accommodate them in the classroom. Inside, you'll find lessons, teaching strategies and other materials that can improve your ability to teach students who have visual impairments.
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About This Course
We rely so much on students' ability to see that we may find it difficult to teach students whose vision is impaired, even when they have average to advanced cognitive abilities. Complete the chapters of this course to learn about various things you can do to detect and accommodate students with visual impairments.
How It Works
Each chapter comes with a series of short engaging lessons about ways you can modify your classroom, instruction and curriculum to help students with visual impairments. These lessons also come with assessments you may take to test your comprehension of the material, as well as other helpful tools.
Here is a description of some of the tools each chapter is equipped with:
- Mobile device compatibility so that you can study the lessons even when you are out
- Lesson videos with links that will take you to key topics
- Quiz questions that can be used as an online self-assessment quiz or printed out for a study-guide worksheet
- Practice final exams that can be taken to assess your understanding of the chapters as a whole
How it Helps
- Improves awareness: Some of the lessons in these chapters will help you improve your understanding of how visual impairments can affect students' academic abilities.
- Teaches new skills: After you complete this course, you should have new teaching skills that you may apply to improve the academic abilities of your students with visual impairments.
- Reduces stress: Knowing how to modify instruction for students with visual impairments will not only help you reduce your stress as the students' teacher, but will also make learning less stressful for your students.
- Learn how to identify students with various types of visual impairments
- Acquire new skills related to developing IEPs for students with visual impairments
- Develop classroom modification techniques to accommodate for students with visual impairments
- Learn new instruction strategies, which will help you modify your teaching
- Identify expanded curriculum that may help your student(s) with visual impairments
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