Programs for Teachers

Integrating Children with Visual Impairment into the Preschool Classroom

About This Program

The integration of children with vision loss into preschool classrooms provides benefits both for these students as well as their sighted peers and teachers. Through this one-hour program, preschool teachers can expand their knowledge of the causes of vision loss in children, its impact on their learning and development, and accommodations that help them participate fully in the classroom. Upon completing the program, you will receive a printable certificate.

Who May Benefit

  • Preschool teachers

What Is Covered

This program is comprised of three modules and includes narration with a transcript option as well as descriptive photographs and supplemental handouts and resources to augment your learning experience. After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact vision loss has on a child’s ability to develop and learn.
  • Communicate effectively with children who have vision loss.
  • Create a classroom environment that facilitates access and participation for children with vision loss.
  • Identify ways to incorporate vision-related instructional, material, and technological adaptations into teaching to assist with learning.

Accommodating Students with Visual Impairment

About This Program

Every student should have access to music education.  No student should be excluded because of visual impairment alone.  This two-hour program prepares existing and emerging music teachers to meet the accommodation needs of students with visual impairment.  Challenges students may face and modifications for reading music, learning an instrument, studying voice, and performance are discussed.  The program also includes videos demonstrating a range of adaptive music technology.  After completing the program you will receive a printable certificate.

Who May Benefit

  • Existing music teachers
  • Emerging music teachers

What Is Covered

The program is comprised of six modules and includes narration with a transcript option as well as descriptive photographs, handouts, and videos to augment your learning.  After completing the program you will be able to:

  • Articulate strategies and approaches for providing access to music learning for students with visual impairment
  • Describe accessible music technology, materials and performance techniques
  • Identify basic principles that can improve teaching and learning outcomes for students with visual impairment
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, educator and others regarding music related materials and equipment to best serve students individual needs
  • Describe options for music study, whether avocational or vocational

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