Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Determining the Impact of the Particular Eye Condition

By Marnee Loftin and Cyral Miller, TSBVI

Handouts from the presentation "Students with Visual Impairments and Learning Disabilities"
 

STEPS IN DETERMINING A LEARNING DISABILITY:  

DETERMINING THE IMPACT OF THE PARTICULAR EYE CONDITION
 

1. Are the problems noted directly attributable to the eye condition?

Examples are:

  • Missing punctuation because of low acuity
  • Slow reading rates because of use of LV devices
  • Problems in maintaining place in reading passages because of nystagmus 

2. Has there been a recent change in learning medium?

3. Are the educational problems a result of the failure to use appropriate modifications?

4. Have there been frequent changes in learning medium?