Facts about ... vision and vision impairment

Pagliano, Paul (2012) Facts about ... vision and vision impairment. In: Ashman, Adrian, and Elkins, John, (eds.) Education for Inclusion and Diversity. Pearson, Frenchs Forest ,NSW, Australia, pp. 188-190.

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[Extract] About 80% of all learning occurs through the visual modality. Therefore, teachers must understand the key role that vision plays and know how to help students who experience difficulties learning through the visual modality. If a student you teach has vision impairment, a specialist advisory teacher in vision impairment can provide you with information about the student's vision and learning needs, make specialist resources available to you, and help you develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

About three in 10 school students experience problems with vision, with most easily corrected through prescription glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. About 12 in 1,000 students experience low vision; only six in 10,000 are educationally blind.

Item ID: 21333
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
Keywords: vision, vision impairment, visual impairment, low vision, blind, partially sighted
ISBN: 978-1-4425-4026-2
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 05:26
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education @ 100%
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