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The Ontario Ministry of Education defines the Blind and Low Vision Exceptionality as:
A condition of partial or total impairment of sight or vision that even with correction affects educational performance adversely.
An impairment characterized by deficits in language and speech development because of a diminished or non-existent auditory response to sound.
Ontario Association for the Deaf
Possibly the BEST and most under-used document in Special Education! This document lists countless ways to help students under each Exceptionality Category. If you look at ‘Blind and Low Vision’ or Deaf/Hard of Hearing you have 10 pages of students characterisitics, issues, general teaching and learning strategies, program ideas, subject-specific strategies (reading, spelling, mathematics) and assessment strategies!
Do NOT write an IEP without reading this document! Parents and Teachers should use this resource to determine appropriate accommodations, modifications, and strategies for the classroom. Parents, please bring this to your teacher meetings to advocate for your child!