Blumberg Center for
Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

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training module:
learners with low vision or blindness

Joan Houghton, Ed.D.

Module Description - Instructional Outcomes - Instructional Events
Instructional Evaluation - Discussion List


To complete this module, you will need to:


Study the module: Learners with Low Vision and/or Blindness.


Study other resources and report on additional information related to the module topics. (See the section, "For More Information" listed after every question in this module.)


Complete the "Tasks for Completion and Discussion" included in this module.

Tasks for Completion and Discussion

There are six "Tasks for Completion and Discussion" activities that you will be asked to respond to throughout Module Two. These tasks are designed to assist your understanding and to provide opportunities for you to implement what you have learned, give you additional practice implementing what you have learned, and let you reflect on the topic content. Additionally, if you would like more information about the content of each of the questions included in the Module Index, resources are listed at the end of each question in the Module Index under, "For Further Information," and included in the Bibliography at the end of this module.



What are the legal definitions for learners with low vision and/or blindness?
(Task for Completion #1)


What are the different sections and parts of the visual system?
(Task for Completion #2)


What are the common types of vision losses?
(Task for Completion #3)


What are some of the common conditions and causes of vision losses?
(Task for Completion #4)


What are the some of the common clinical and educational vision assessments?
(Task for Completion #5)


What are some informal environmental assessments that would help my learners with low vision and/or blindness use their residual vision or other senses to learn best and be safe?
(TASK for Completion #6)



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