In BC, we are lucky to be surrounded by a rich abundance of nature that provides many opportunities for scientific exploration. Students with visual impairments can flourish in science curriculum when it is designed with accessibility and meaningfulness in mind. Students had an opportunity to take advantage of this direct access to the natural environment when they attended th ...
Sensory Efficiency Skills
Sensory efficiency skills refer to “how well an individual receives, transmits, and interprets information about people, objects, and events in the environment, using all sensory systems” (Smith, 2014, p. 117).
Sensory efficiency skills are important for both accessing the core curriculum as well as for accessing all other areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). These skills are also important in fostering communication between learners and their peers.
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Smith, M. (2014). Sensory Efficiency. In Allman, C. B., Lewis, S., & Spungin, S. J. (eds.). ECC essentials: Teaching the expanded core curriculum to students with visual impairments (pp. 117-186). New York, NY: AFB Press.
Getting Ready for Eye Appointments
Eye appointments can be a busy and stressful event for both parents and children. With so much going on—doctors who may be new, other medical staff, medical tests, an unfamiliar environment, and possibly a busy schedule with multiple appointments—it can be very helpful, not to mention more efficient, to come fully prepared for what to expect. Teachers of students with visual im ...
Children's Low Vision Project of BC (CLVP-BC)
On November 22 and 23, PRCVI and SET-BC hosted the Children’s Low Vision Project of BC (CLVP-BC) Lower Mainland clinic. CLVP consists of a series of assessment stations that students move through. They are able to be seen by an optometrist, educational specialist, orientation and mobility specialist, assistive technology specialist, and ophthalmologist. In recent years, PRCVI ...