Visual Impairment Analysis

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The sensory impairment I have chosen is Visual Impairment. With reference to Mason and McCall (2013), “visual impairment is used to describe the continuum of sight loss” (p. 15). The definition of visual impairment according to Mohamed Rasid (2014), “including blindness means an impairment in vision that even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance” ( p. 330). Visual impairment can be congenital where the child already lose his vision at birth due to various reasons such as premature birth. Also, it can be adventitious where the child only lose his vision after birth due to incidents such as accidents or sickness. Some impacts of visual impairment that these children will face are language and concept…show more content…
Interventions and adjustment can be made to allow the child with special needs to benefit in a mainstream pre-school setting. An example of an intervention programme is the centre-based intervention when the parent of the child with visual impairment, child S, will be included and integrated in their daily learning activities in school. As the centre has integrated the parent together in the centre as one of the teaching staff, this partnership between the centre and the parent can further improve the quality of teaching that child S receives in school. They can form a partnership and bring in specialists in the learning fields that the child S may be delayed in or are weaker in areas at such as gross motor skills. With the specialist, they can help to provide the parent can with tips and support in order to help child S improve on their gross motor skills and allowing child S to become more independent on her…show more content…
She can give the class a briefing on what are they going to be doing during the activity later on. During the pre-activity briefing, the teacher can place child S to be seated in front and close to her so that the child will be able to hear the instructions clearly. Also, the teacher can use a thick felt pen to write down instructions and rules of the activity on the whiteboard so as to enable the child with special needs to be able to see the words clearer. The teacher should also ensure that the lighting condition in the classroom setting is suitable where it is not too dim so that the child S will be able to see in a better condition and also benefitting the rest of the children with good

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