£24 (Single Ticket) and part of the Sensory Loss Bundle –
For learners with visual impairment, the environment can be challenging. We look at the types of visual impairment, causes and their implications for learning. Finally, we provide practical strategies and ideas for classroom adaptations to support learners with a visual impairment in the learning environment.
Module 1: Visual Impairments and their implications for learning
We cover 18 common visual impairments asking: what is this, what causes this and what does this mean for the learner in my class.
Module 2: Identifying a visual impairment or loss
This module covers observing the learner’s behaviour over time to look for any signs of visual impairment.
Module 3: Classroom adaptations
What adaptations are needed to accommodate a visual impairment?
Module 4: Functional effects of a visual impairment in the classroom
A simple guide to functional effects of visual impairment and what this means for the learner in your classroom.
Module 5: Useful general classroom strategies
A range of helpful ideas you can use in your classroom.
Richard Hirstwood is the founder of and lead consultant for Hirstwood Training.
He is passionate about enabling educators/practitioners to maximise the impact of delivering sensory learning opportunities, in a sensory room or other learning environments, with the resources available to them.
His extensive experience is based on practical knowledge, giving him insight into what works and what doesn’t in multisensory practice. Regular sessions with children and adults with autism and all additional needs in a variety of multisensory and classroom settings enable him to maintain this level of excellent practice.
Great information on working with children with varying degrees of visual impairments
For me, the most beneficial aspect of the course was understanding the different types of visual impairments.
Thank you. Absolutely brilliant. It was clear and simple to follow.
I found it beneficial gaining knowledge on the different causes of vision loss.