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Alejandro Cadavid

on 11 April 2014

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grade 1

Subject/Area for Skill Development:
motor skills and written communication

What Causes Low Vision?
• Muscular Degeneration
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Retinitis Pigmentosa
• Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
• Retinal Detachment
• Cataracts
• Glaucoma
• Acquired (Traumatic) Brain Injury

Tips and strategies to assist the student

1. Set up the classroom with arrangement that will help the student in his day life and provide safety.

2. Use assisted tech that will provide accommodation for best success.

3. A tactful classroom buddy is always helpful, but this arrangement should never be an unnaturally long-term arrangement.

What is Low Vision?
Normal vision is the ability to see comfortably what is around us, whether far away or near, with or without glasses. This is vision between
20/20 and 20/30.
If this is a change in vision between
20/60 and 20/190
it is called being partially sighted or having low vision.
Playground games (balance awareness)
1. Find a playground with at least 4 different games that uses balance
2. The student must start one game at the time (the instructor will indicate which on goes first according to the level)
3. The student must master every game before continue to the next level.
4. The instructor will help the student by body support.
5. No time limited. The idea is that the student will learn how to balance according to the surface

The unique alphabet (English alphabet awareness)
1. Using a amplified alphabet as a reference the student must recreate it i a different and unique way.
2. Using different materials, the student must create an unique English alphabet
3. The new alphabet must contain all the letters of the English alphabet.
4. When the student completes each letter, the student or the instructor must take a picture of the letter.
5. After the student makes all the letters and all pictures are taken, the student (with instructor’s help) must print them and create a collage.
6. The student must present to his classmates the piece of art (collage).

Braille awareness
1. The student must start practicing with the Braille alphabet (one letter at the time)
2. Using the piece of paper and the pencil, the student must draw the location of the dots
3. The new alphabet must contain all the letters of the English alphabet.
4. When the student completes the entire alphabet, the student with the help of the instructor must place little stones to make it 3D.

Follow the leader (Space awareness)
1. Find an outside area or a playground with more than 10 obstacles.
2. Using different paths, the student must clear every circuit using his/her senses.
3. The student must start in point A of the circuit (the instructor will create at least 2 different circuits with a max of 5 obstacles)
4. The student must follow the instructor or friends ad the verbal cues given by the instructor (give description of the environment)
5. No time limited. The idea is that the student will learn how to move in a new space.

The map quest (orientation awareness
1. Find 5 different places inside or outside school such as the gym, cafeteria, supermarket, etc.
2. Using the map provided (pictures only with some written words) the student t must understand it first before start the game.
3. The student must start in the X point on the map.
4. The student must read the map and try to understand it (if the student is having problems with reading the map, the instructor must provide verbal cues during the game).
5. When the student reach “the treasure” the game ends.
6. No time limited. The idea is that the student will learn how to orientate in new environments.

I'm Gonna miss you guys....
good luck!!!!!
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