Ch 4: Instructional Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments

About This Chapter

This self-paced chapter helps teachers adapt their instruction to support and accommodate students with visual impairments. These helpful resources offer practical teaching strategies that can help you improve your instructional abilities and diversify your teaching skills.

Instructional Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments - Chapter Summary

The resources in this chapter can be used to improve your instructional skills and adjust your classroom in order to optimize the learning experience for students with visual disabilities. In addition to teaching braille skills and using alternative assessments, the lessons examine subject-specific adaptations for reading, math, music, social studies and physical education.

This online chapter is available at any time of day or night, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access the material. This flexibility allows you study and apply these resources wherever you are and whenever you have time.

How It Helps

  • Helps adjust curricula: You'll be able to adjust your curricula in several subjects to accommodate students who have visual impairments and/or other disabilities.
  • Offers instructional strategies: You can apply teaching strategies that can make your instruction more effective for visually impaired students.
  • Enhances student performance: These instructional strategies can help visually impaired students better comprehend lesson material and succeed in class.

Skills Covered

After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Apply strategies to support and teach young students with visual impairments
  • Adapt literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music and physical education instruction for students with visual impairments
  • Explain how concept development benefits visually-impaired students
  • Teach students who have multiple disabilities
  • Identify and teach pre-braille skills
  • Use braille and tactile graphics in the classroom
  • Know alternative assessment strategies for students with visual impairments

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: Instructional Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Strategies for Teaching Young Students with Visual Impairments

1. Strategies for Teaching Young Students with Visual Impairments

In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for teaching early childhood students with visual impairments. The lesson will include suggestions for supporting these students during the pre-K and kindergarten years.

Instructional Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

2. Instructional Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

Working with students with visual impairments can be a challenging job for any teacher. This lesson will discuss ways that teachers can support these students by adapting their instruction.

Concept Development for Students with Visual Impairments

3. Concept Development for Students with Visual Impairments

Concept development is one of the most important ways students with visual impairments can learn about the world around them. This lesson discusses what concept development is and how it works in students with visual impairments.

Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities

4. Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities

A student with a disability has barriers to learning. Now imagine a student with multiple disabilities and how their unique problems put them at even more of a disadvantage. Let's look at some ideas for teaching students with multiple disabilities.

Teaching Literacy to Students with Visual Impairments

5. Teaching Literacy to Students with Visual Impairments

In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for adapting literacy instruction for students with visual impairments. The lesson will cover aspects of an effective literacy program and ways to incorporate those elements into daily instruction.

Strategies for Teaching with Braille & Tactile Graphics

6. Strategies for Teaching with Braille & Tactile Graphics

Braille and tactile graphics are tools for visually impaired students to learn to work with comfortably. This lesson offers information and suggestions for using these tools in the classroom.

Adapting Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments

7. Adapting Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments

This lesson discusses some strategies for adapting assessments for students with visual impairments. You will learn about adaptations to traditional paper-based tests as well as some alternative assessments for students with visual impairments.

Math Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

8. Math Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

Teaching students with visual impairments requires a different, more creative approach. Let's looks at how teachers can make adaptations in math to help all students acquire the necessary skills they need to be successful.

Science Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

9. Science Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

In this lesson, teachers will learn some strategies for accommodating students with visual impairments in science class. This lesson will discuss the importance of using strategies and instructional tools as adaptations to provide equitable access to the curriculum.

Social Studies Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

10. Social Studies Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

In this lesson, teachers will learn some strategies for accommodating students with visual impairments in social studies class. This lesson will discuss the importance of using strategies and instructional tools as adaptations to provide equitable access to the curriculum.

Adapting Art & Music for Students with Visual Impairments

11. Adapting Art & Music for Students with Visual Impairments

In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for adapting art and music instruction for students with visual impairments. The lesson will include specific strategies for providing equitable access to the art and music curriculum.

Adapting Physical Education for Students with Visual Impairments

12. Adapting Physical Education for Students with Visual Impairments

In this lesson, teachers will learn about the importance of maintaining a safe environment in physical education for students with visual impairments. The lesson will focus on strategies for adapting physical education instruction and materials.

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