Division on Visual Impairments


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The Expanded Core Curriculum A Position Paper of the Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness Council for Exceptional Children Submitted April 7, 2016 Sandra Lewis Students who are blind and who have low vision, including those with multiple disabilities, do not have the same opportunities as students with unimpaired vision to take full advantage of learning through vision. Vision allows individuals to observe their own behaviors and the impact those behaviors have on the environment; it also allows individuals to observe the behaviors of other people and objects and the effect those behaviors have on both people and objects around them. Just as importantly, vision is the primary sense through which individuals synthesize the information that they receive through other sensory channels and make sense of that input. Without the advantages to learning that vision provides, children with visual impairments are presented with challenges to 116

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