How to Understand and Support Children with Visual Needs
Supporting pupils with visual needs calls for understanding the processes of vision, the range of visual needs and what these mean for children’s learning, and the practical ways in which visual needs may be addressed. This practice-focused and accessible book offers guidance on these areas.
This book will help you to:
• understand the origins and implications of a wide range of visual needs
• identify how your practice can support children’s visual needs
• explore ideas and practical strategies to support pupils with visual needs in the classroom
• gain an insight into how the work of vision-related professionals informs classroom practice.
Contains photocopiable resources and ideas and materials for in-service training.
Paperback. Contains 64 A4 pages.
Dr Olga Miller is a lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London. She also advises the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Dr Karl Wall is a lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London, with a special interest in developmental, sensory and interactional psychology, particularly around special needs and disability. He is also an experienced teacher.
Contents include: Introduction. Vision and seeing. Understanding visual needs. Working with visual needs. Supporting a child in becoming independent. References.