Saumya Mehra is teaching live on Unacademy Plus
Concept of Learning Disability
Visual Impairment Vision impairment means lots of different things. It can range from no vision - blindness - or very low vision to not being able to see particular colors. Children who are blind: Children who are blind have no sight or very little sight. Children with low vision: Children with low vision have a significant amount of useful sight, but still see much less than fully-sighted children. Children with low vision are sometimes called partially- sighted. .
They may be either partially blind or fully blind. Thus, they face difficulties in various aspects of their life. Children with poor vision are those who can see light but no shapes, to children who have no perception of light at all Fully Blind Children must be trained to use books using Braille printing and such books should be arranged for them.
Having a loss of vision often requires students to do things in different ways and sometimes learning opportunities are fewer. Development of concepts and skills may take more time. Those areas which are particularly affected in the life of a student with los:s of vision are: Concept development; Interpersonal communication skills; . Life skills; Orientation and mobility skills; . Academic development.
Need for Students with Learning Disability .To be included in discussions and asked questions: to be full participants in the classroom .To have opportunities to develop goals, dreams and aspirations. . To feel safe and comfortable throughout the school. To have appropriate orientation to the school, to be able to move independently and be assisted when needed. .To work with people who understand the educational implications of vision loss. .To have appropriate learning resources and technology made available.
Visual Impairment To address their difficulties, a teacher should a) b) shift them to the front row of the classroom ask their parents to get their eyes checked by a qualified optician so that remedial action like wearing of spectacles or other suitable action can be taken try to arrange textbooks for such children with larger print sizes arrange suitable counseling for them and their family c) d)