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. There is often a wide variation in the degree of disability experienced by students with vision impairment and, therefore, the amount of support they require. Where a student does not have access to the same visual experiences and cues as their peers, their learning opportunities can be reduced.
This course has exposed us to technology that supports our students. We are able to pass on info on how to best support students in the classroom.
Learning Support Coordinator
This course has helped me develop my understanding of different types of vision impairment.
Our Vision Impairment course is perfect for those who work in schools and specialist settings, such as teachers, learning and support teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders. The target age range is compulsory education, although the course may also benefit education professionals in pre-school and kindergarten settings.
Participants’ pre and post-course evaluations demonstrate significantly increased confidence in identifying, assessing and supporting students with vision impairment.
As of December 2019
This course looks at the impact vision impairment can have on a student’s access to key learning areas, and shows how you can make your classroom and practice more inclusive for these students. You will learn how to further understand their needs and develop a range of strategies to improve learning outcomes.
I enjoyed watching the videos they were engaging and informative. It is good to see the strategies others have used and their recommendations.
This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with vision impairment, and support inclusive practice.
On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to: