This topic is designed to facilitate critical thinking and debate and provide students with the most recent and advanced knowledge in the area of the education of students and young people with vision impairment. It examines the nature of vision impairment and the impact of vision loss on learning. Definitions and terminology relating to vision impairment are appraised and the anatomical and physiological aspects of the visual system are discussed together with the aetiology, incidence and nature of vision loss incurred in major eye diseases and disorders. The background and history of the field, educational principles and management of students and current issues and future trends in services will come into review. This topic has a particular focus on inclusive practices.
This topic aims to:
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