$49.00 USD

Beyond Vision: Understanding and Assisting Children with Visual Impairments

This online continuing education course is designed to equip educators, healthcare professionals, and caregivers with essential knowledge and skills to better serve and understand the needs of children with visual impairments. By exploring various aspects of visual impairments, typical developmental considerations, effective service strategies, and tools for enriching the learning environment, this course will enable you to provide enhanced support to visually impaired children.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and differentiate between various types of visual impairments, understanding their causes and characteristics.
  2. Evaluate the impact of visual impairments on a child's overall development, recognizing the challenges and strengths associated with these conditions.
  3. Analyze developmental milestones and typical behaviors of children with visual impairments, fostering a deeper understanding of their unique needs.
  4. Implement effective communication techniques to establish rapport and support the emotional well-being of visually impaired children.
  5. Design inclusive learning environments that accommodate individual needs and promote active participation.
  6. Demonstrate collaborative skills by engaging with other professionals and parents to provide holistic support for visually impaired children.
  7. Explore adaptive technologies, assistive devices, and educational resources suitable for enhancing the learning experience of visually impaired children.
  8. Assess the benefits and applications of tactile learning materials, braille, and audio-assistive tools in educational settings.
  9. Utilize technology effectively to enhance the educational experience of visually impaired children, adhering to best practices and ethical considerations.