The term vision impairment is used to cover a range of conditions and a range of levels of vision, and includes all blind and partially sighted people. A child or young person is thought to have a vision impairment if they have an eye condition that cannot be fully corrected using glasses.
There is often a wide variation in the degree of disability experienced by learners with vision impairment and, therefore, the amount of support they require. Where a learner does not have access to the same visual experiences and clues as their peers, their learning opportunities can be reduced.
The course has given me a real in-depth knowledge of the degrees of visual impairment. The videos and case studies have been inspirational.
I have really enjoyed this course. All the training I have been given has made a very big impact on my way of seeing VI students. The interventions have had great outcomes.
Our Vision Impairment course is perfect for those who work with students in a further education setting such as teachers, college tutors, heads of department and leaders. This course will help plan successful transition programmes to ensure smooth transition to higher education or work and is also useful for the parents/carers of students with a vision impairment.
Participants’ pre and post-course evaluations demonstrate significantly increased confidence in identifying, assessing and supporting learners with a vision impairment.
As of July 2019
This course looks at the impact that vision loss can have on a learner’s life and shows how you can make your practice more inclusive for these learners, offering practical assessment ideas and intervention strategies.
This training has had a strong impact on my approach in supporting my 6 year old student. I feel more able to use different ways of modifying work and the case studies and all the videos were informative and helpful.
This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with visually impaired learners to support inclusive practice.
On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to: