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A visual disability is a physical disability that manifests itself in reduced visual efficiency due to disorders pertaining to the organ of the eye, and/or the cortex of the brain.
Partially Sighted: Visual impairment that adversely affects a student’s educational performance even when corrected to the best extent possible.
Low Vision: A visual acuity that is between 20/70 to 20/160 and cannot be corrected.
Legal Blindness: A visual acuity that is 20/200 to 20/400, or visual fields of 20 degrees or less.
Blindness: Lack of perceivable light perception.
The Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired focuses on the educational impact of visual disabilities on a student’s processing of their surroundings, and on tasks appropriate to their age and development.Services include
The Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers specialized instruction to strengthen a child’s visual efficiency, compensatory skill practice, and communication skill practice, which may involve the use of modified materials and equipment such as large print or Braille, slant boards or light boxes.
A vision therapist is an optometrist who specializes in the resolution of visual disorders through the use of vision exercises and therapeutic lenses, prisms or other devises to promote binocular vision. A Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a licensed/certified educator who utilizes diagnostic information to develop appropriate educational plans to best facilitate and encourage the development of a child’s functional vision.