Vision Impairment (FE) course
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.
This course looks at the impact vision impairment can have on a learner’s life. It shows how you can make your classroom and practice more inclusive for these learners and offers practical assessment ideas and intervention strategies.
On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Locate and label parts of the eye
- Explain common eye conditions
- Describe the impact that vision loss has on student learning and social inclusion
- Use checklists to carry out observations of a student’s functional vision
- Set SMART goals for improving learner outcomes
- Modify materials to enable students to access print and other media
- Utilise low vision aids and high tech aids to improve access to learning
- Employ strategies to increase independent learning skills
- Prepare students for transition to work or university