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    Classroom strategies for low vision students

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    Please provide some suggestions to the following situation.
    How would a preschool teacher adjust a lesson on letter and name recognition with a a low vision preschooler (he suffers from cataracts). How might these adjustments impact his learning?

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    Some of the adjustments you might make for this preschooler depend upon just how severely his vision is limited. If he has low vision, then letters can be greatly enlarged for his benefit (font size 48, or even 72), printed on single pages, and then laid together to form words. These pages can be laminated for reuse, and duplicates can be printed of vowels and common consonants, so that simple sight words can still be learned. You can easily make these aids yourself.

    However, if the child sees so poorly that he cannot view even fonts that large, then you will be reduced to teaching aides used for blind children. There are examples of these aids on the web. Never fear, even blind children do learn to read and recognize letters. Usually, lacking vision, they often hear very well, and they are very adept at distinguishing letter sounds, also. Therefore, a phonics-based approach to ...

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    Suggested classroom strategies for vision impaired early years students is provided in the solution.