[R-0109] S3. Child Development

Citation: Center for Parent Information and Resources. (2017). Visual impairment, including blindness. Webpage. Retrieved from http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/visualimpairment/ [or enter “visual impairment including blindness” in your search window].

Abstract: This webpage, available in both English and Spanish, provides a case study of a young child with visual impairment, describes types and signs of visual impairment, identifies sources of support available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides information on adapting the environment and offers tips for teachers as well as links to additional information on visual impairment including blindness.

Integration: The information presented on this webpage fits well with content presented in any course within an early childhood program.

Content Focus: Adaptations; Blindness; Early Intervention; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Medical Community; Modifications; Parents; Teachers; Visual Impairment

Notes: In groups, have students read the information on this webpage on one of the following topics: understanding how children with visual impairments learn, help available under IDEA, adapting the environment, educational considerations, and tips for teachers and parents. Using the information from the webpage and additional links, have each group create a presentation for their peers.