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Identification of Children with Visual Impairment and Assessment of Needs

CEC and Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women via Swayam


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This course focuses on Anatomy and Physiology of Human Eye and different types of vision impairment and disorders. It will guide the learners to know the implications of visual impairment and Needs of Visually Impaired. The course explains the Identification and Assessment Procedures for Visual Impairment and also consists of assessment of learning needs of Children with Multiple Disabilities. This course consists of 25 Modules and 2 Credits.


  Week - I   1. Eye 2. Eye Care 3. Anatomy and Physiology of Human Eye   Week - II   4. Blindness and Low Vision--Definition and Classification 5. Causes of Blindness and Low Vision 6. Myopia   Week- III   7. Presbyopia 8. Hyperopia 9. Astigmatism   Week - IV   10. Other Eye Diseases 11. Psychosocial implications of visual impairment 12. Factors affecting implications of visual impairment: Age of onset, degree of vision, type of vision loss, prognosis, and socio economic status of the family   Week - V   13. Effect of visual impairment on growth and development: Physical, Motor, Language, Socio-emotional, and Cognitive development 14. Effects of Visual Impairment on Personality Development - Verbalism & Mannerism 15. Educational needs of the visually impaired and need for expanded core curriculum   Week - VI   16. Importance of Early Identification and Intervention 17. Identification and Assessment of Visual Impairment 18. Low vison Assessment   Week - VII   19. Interpretation of clinical assessment of vision 20. Tools of functional assessment of vision and skills 21. Report writing   Week - VIII   22. Concept and Definition of Visual Impairment with Multiple Disabilities 23. Concept, Definition and Etiology of VIMD 24. Impact of VIMD on learning and development 25. Screening, Identification, and Assessment of Children with Visual Impairment with Multiple Disabilities  

Taught by

Mrs. R. Nagomi Ruth



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