Visual Impairment

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Visual Impairment Introduction Vision challenge or impairment is when a person’s degree of seeing is very low and the affected person requires assistance in order to carry out daily routine. Significantly, for one to qualify as visually impaired there must be prove that a person cannot undertake duties by himself without necessary assistance. For a person to qualify as a visually challenged, there must be a prove that the affected eyes cannot be conventionally treated. Visual challenge cannot be corrected by surgery, refractive measures neither by medication and that is why it is termed as visual impairment. The most rampart causes of visual challenge are trauma, degenerative or congenital means and a variety of diseases. In the society,…show more content…
When visually impaired students undertake tests through auditory-vocal as well as other communication channels that support visually impaired students then the academic achievement of such students is assured. However studies indicate that visually impaired students do not score well in Mathematics. Visually impaired students have particular behavioral disparities. Firstly, when the child is taken to a new environment, the episodes of clumsiness are exhibited (Fan & Cheung, 2005). Such a student is in constant communication with their colleagues as they seek to get clarifications on goings. The student usually remains inattentive and is greatly affected by their inability to read or engage in other class activities. While communicating, visually impaired learners do not rely on lip movement to effectively articulate words. Additionally, such students are not able to effectively use gestures (Fan & Cheung, 2005). Physically, a visually impaired student is constantly rubbing their eyes and is always blinking. Frowning, squinting and holding books at close range are other characteristics of visually impaired individuals. Lastly, visually impaired learners are constantly complaining of dizziness, nausea, itchy eyes as well as blurred vision (Fan & Cheung, 2005). Educational needs Visually impaired kids should never be discriminated from attaining quality education. If the right procedure is adapted in delivery of information or rather education to such
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