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Strategies for teaching visually impaired students

Jul 8, 2013 11:32am

I teach a community based classroom of 9 students with multiple developmental disabilities. Four of my students have Down's, one has Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, two are intellectually disabled (actually they all are but these two have no other diagnoses), two are other health impaired due to brain trauma and one of these is visually impaired also. My visually impaired student entered my classroom after Christmas last year. Having never taught a vi student, I am always looking for strategies to include her in every subject area. Hoping to network with other special educators on this site.

  • 9-12
  • Differentiation / Special Education

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    • Aug 10, 2013 7:52pm

      Does your student have a VI teacher and/or Orientation and Mobility instructor? Do you know what the visual impairment is?
      Look online at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired website and the Perkins School for the Blind. They both have info about MH students w/ visual impairments.