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Sensory Disabilities

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

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The course is designed to provide a basic understanding to the student-teachers about the nature and needs of different types of sensory disabilities. It will also equip them in undertaking screening, planning and instructing students with sensory disabilities.Sensory impairment or disability is when a person has difficulty in seeing, hearing or even both. It can mean they cannot see things around them or that they cannot hear what people say or noises around them. People with sight loss are sometimes known as blind or partially sighted but the more modern term is sight impaired or severely sight impaired. People with hearing difficulties are often known as being deaf or hard of hearing but the more modern term is hearing impairment. Some people might have both sight and hearing impairment; this used to be known as deafblind, but is now described as multi sensory impairment (or MSI).


  Week - I   1. Concept of Impairment 2. Importance of Hearing 3. Definition and Identification of Hearing Impairment- 1 4. Definition and Identification of Hearing Impairment- 2   Week - II   5. Incidence and Prevalence of Hearing Impairment 6. Types and Characteristics of Hearing Impairment 7. Challenges arising due to congenital and acquired hearing loss     Week- III   8. Types and Characteristics of Hearing Loss 9. Language & communication issues attributable to hearing loss and need for early Intervention 10. Issues & measures in literacy development and scholastic achievement of students with hearing loss   Week - IV   11. Restoring techniques using human (interpreter) & technological support (hearing devices) 12. Blindness and Low Vision--Definition and Classification 13. Causes of Blindness and Low Vision     Week - V 14. Effects of Blindness on Growth and Development - Physical, Social, Intellectual and Emotional 15. Effects of Visual Impairment on Personality Development - Verbalism & Mannerism 16. Psychological and Sociological Implications of Visual Impairment –I 17. Psychological and Sociological Implications of Visual Impairment –II   Week - VI 18. Importance of Early Identification and Intervention 19. Educational Problems of Low Vision children 20. Selecting Educational Placement   Week - VII   21. Definition, causes, classification, prevalence and characteristics of deaf-blindness 22. Screening, assessment, identification & interventional strategies of deaf-blindness   Week - VIII   23. Effects and implications of deaf-blindness on activities of daily living & education 24. Fostering early communication development: Methods, assistive devices and practices including AAC 25. Addressing orientation, mobility & educational needs of students with deaf-blindness  

Taught by

Mrs. R.Shanthi



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