Instructional Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments


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What are instructional adaptations?

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1. Students with visual impairments may benefit from all of the following adaptations EXCEPT:

2. Which of the following is NOT true of students with visual impairments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides a chance to test your knowledge of instructional adaptations that can be made for students with visual impairment. You'll check what you know about visually impaired students and easy accommodations that can be implemented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as an assessment of what you know about:

  • Defining instructional adaptations
  • Types of accommodations that might be made for a student with visual impairment
  • Characteristics of visually impaired students
  • How to help a student who has trouble reading for extended periods of time due to visual impairment

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review what you know about instructional adaptations to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about the types of accommodations that can be made for a visually impaired student and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how to accommodate a student that has trouble seeing the board during instruction

Additional Learning

You can find a more detailed explanation of this topic in the lesson, Instructional Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • What a vision specialist does
  • Expectations of a visually-impaired student compared to other students
  • How special lighting can help
  • How speaking in addition to showing can aid students with visual impairments
  • Where to place students with a visual impairment in the classroom