Visual Impairment Support Strategies

You may need to:

 allow more time for hands-on experiences, verbal explanations and completing tasks

 allow more opportunity for work with real objects

 make use of reverse-chaining - demonstrating what you want the end result to be like

 provide extra help with organisational skills

 keep the classroom tidy to avoid accidents

 put up bold and accessible wall displays

 verbalise everything that is written on the board

 make sure that the learner is sitting in the best place to see your face

 make sure that there is good lighting in the classroom, with no glare

 encourage the pupil to wear his glasses

 use colour coding to encourage him to locate or put away equipment

 provide him with his own books rather than expecting him to share

 encourage independence as much as possible.