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Visual Impairment (VI)

A visually impaired student reading a book in library.

Visual Impairment refers to a significant functional loss of vision that cannot be corrected by medication, surgical operation, or ordinary optical lenses such as spectacles. It can range from being mild to severe, to complete blindness. About two-third of people with visual impairment have multiple problems including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hearing impairment and/or mental retardation. People with visual impairment may present the following concerns:

 

Behavioral signs
Head tilt, eccentric viewing (abnormal head posturing), eye poking, poor eye contact and holding objects close to the eyes.

 

Physical signs
Headaches, strabismus, nystagmus, leukokoria or microphthalmia.
 

 

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VI Leaflet (click the below to enlarge)

VI Leaflet

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There are eight types of SEN: hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disability, intellectual disability, speech and language impairment, special learning difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder and autistic spectrum disorder.