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Visual Impairments

Several terms are used to describe visual impairments. List and explain how each of them relates to the classroom environment.

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There are different types of visual impairments that exist that kids struggle with and in which teachers need to adapt their teaching styles in the classrooms.

LOW VISION - This refers to a student who can't necessarily see small print. Teachers often had to enlarge handouts so students can read the print. Included in this might mean changing the font type and most certainly the font size. Students with this visual impairment can learn just as well as other non-visually impaired students if their papers are enlarged and font sizes are made bigger. Students who have low vision are usually slower worker than the other students and have problems attending to details.

FUNCTIONAL BLINDNESS - Teachers need to make a number of adaptations to the learn environment when teaching students with functional blindness. Many,meaning most students who fall into this category read and write braille. There are occasionally some students who ...

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A look at different visual impairments that children can suffer from; how their education in the school setting is impacted and what schools and teachers can do to accommodate these children.

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