Ch 1: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

About This Chapter

The teacher resources in this chapter help you identify and support students who have visual impairments. The chapter includes short and informative lessons that help you recognize vision impairments in young students and discover ways to manage these impairments.

Identifying Students with Vision Impairments - Chapter Summary

This collection of resources is designed to help teachers identify and support students who have vision impairments. Inside the chapter, you'll find lessons that outline the symptoms and causes of several types of vision impairments, including blindness, deaf-blindness and colorblindness. You'll also strengthen your understanding of early intervention services and how you can support visually impaired students in the classroom.

These convenient resources can be used at any time that's convenient. You can also use any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone to access them, which enables you to improve your teaching skills at home, at school or on-the-go.

How It Helps

  • Enhances teaching skills: These resources can supplement your teaching skills regarding students with vision impairments.
  • Supports student success: You'll learn accommodation and support strategies that can help visually impaired students thrive in the classroom.
  • Builds awareness: Lessons help you increase your awareness of vision impairment symptoms and early intervention services.

Skills Covered

After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of vision impairment, color blindness and deaf-blindness
  • Support and accommodate students who are blind or have low vision
  • Recognize early intervention services and considerations for young children with vision impairments

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments
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What is Vision Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

1. What is Vision Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Did you know that there are 285 million people in the world living with a vision impairment? Learn about vision impairments, what causes them, and more.

Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

2. Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Working with students who are blind or have low vision requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson will explore the issues faced by blind and low vision students and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

What is Color Blindness? - Causes & Overview

3. What is Color Blindness? - Causes & Overview

Humans have an incredibly sensitive and sophisticated visual system. Color blindness is a visual disorder characterized by a deficiency in color detection or processing. Here we explore several types of color blindness and their causes.

Deaf-Blindness: Definition & Characteristics

4. Deaf-Blindness: Definition & Characteristics

The term deaf-blindness is a little misleading, so we're going to spend this lesson learning about what deaf-blindness is, its different causes, and how people with the condition learn to manage it and thrive.

Early Intervention for Children With Vision Impairments

5. Early Intervention for Children With Vision Impairments

Infants born with visual impairments are disadvantaged in learning and development. Let's look at how early intervention services can help babies' developmental progress and prepare them for school.

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