This course examines and explores the unique educational needs of children with visual impairments and children with visual and additional impairments as well as the techniques for assessment and instruction related to teaching these children in a full array of educational settings from ages 3-22. Topics include functional vision, learning media and compensatory (non-literacy) assessments specifically designed for students with visual impairments and instructional strategies related to these assessments. Issues related to team approaches to assessment and evaluation are also presented as well as implementing functional vision and learning media evaluation findings into the IEP, program, curriculum, and instruction. This course requires a field-based placement/pre-practicum requirement of a minimum of 25-30 hours.
Monday, August 22, 2022 to Tuesday, September 6, 2022