Division on Visual Impairments


A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 understanding and taking control over the events occurring in their lives. As a result, they are at risk for not being able to interpret the sensory information that is received and for not developing skills that other children learn incidentally through observation in a variety of areas, including skills related to concept development, use of technology, independent living, maneuvering in the environment, socialization, recreation and leisure, knowledge of career options, and self-determination. These areas comprise the expanded core curriculum. The expanded core curriculum represents the areas for which students with visual impairments need intentionally designed opportunities that provide the context for learning to occur. One of the primary roles of teachers of students with visual impairments is to ensure that these opportunities are provided and that students who are blind or who have low vision acquire age-appropriate skills that gradually and naturally build upon one another. 117

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