Questions and Answers Regarding Your Child's Low Vision
by Shannon Carollo
February is Low Vision Awareness Month, and so we round out this month with questions and answers you may have regarding your child's low vision. Our hope is that you understand what low vision is, how your child will access her environment with minimal vision, and the accommodations she may utilize in school and beyond.
Read the following questions and click on the links if you'd like to learn more on the topics.
- What exactly is low vision?
- How can we emotionally handle the diagnosis of low vision?
- What services are available for my child with low vision?
- How can I adapt my home to help my child with low vision?
- How can I encourage my child with low vision to wear his/ her glasses?
- What educational interventions are available for my child with low vision?
- How will my child with low vision learn to read and write?
- What technology/devices might my child with low vision use to access her world? (Be sure to also explore AccessWorld®, AFB's free technology magazine for people who are blind or visually impaired.)
- What specific assessments will a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments conduct on my child with low vision?
- Is low vision driving an option?
As always, ask any additional questions in the comments section below or on FamilyConnect's message boards.
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