Visual Impairment Key Characteristics
A child with visual impairment may:
need the support of the advisory teacher for visually impaired children
need to use a range of senses to become familiar with the school environment
have a short attention span
display unusual fatigue after any kind of visual task
have poor balance.
A child who has problems with distance vision may:
frown or scowl frequently and have a tendency to blink excessively or rub her eyes
sit rigidly when reading or viewing a distant object
turn her head to use one eye only
lose her place when reading.
A child who has problems with near vision may:
try to avoid close work
cover or close one eye and hold his head close to the work
be inattentive when taking part in guided reading
have awkward head posture generally
stumble against classroom furniture
have poor word spacing and be unable to write on a line.