A boy with glasses reads large print text on a slant board at a distance of 2-3 inches.

Tips and techniques

Help make reading less tiring.

Reading demands are a constant throughout the school day and trend upward with each grade.  There are many considerations to include in conducting the LMA of a student with low vision that can help minimize visual fatigue as a factor in reading stamina. Want to learn about solutions for visual fatigue? 

Tips and techniques

How can I do an LMA with children who are non-verbal?

Students with multiple disabilities may not initially present obvious clues into whether they learn best primarily through vision, hearing, and/or tactual senses.  Close observation will allow the evaluator to obtain critical information about the individual’s learning process.  What are some effective techniques to use when doing an LMA with a student with significant disabilities?

 A young boy in an adapted seat gazes at a mobile.
A boy with glasses and hearing aids looking at an iPad

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What if the student is hard of hearing?

If the student has a hearing loss, there are additional factors to keep in mind during the LMA.  These include the etiology of their vision and hearing loss, the effect of their vision impairment on their access to communication, and their use of amplification devices.  How can you determine the best form and distance of communication for the child?

Sensory learning kit

Learn how the sensory learning kit from the American Printing House for the Blind can help you complete a Learning Media Assessment with students with significant multiple disabilities.