SPk533 Pedagogy of Persons with Visual Impairment 1 - Basic Diagnostic Procedures

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/2. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Petra Röderová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martin Vrubel, Ph.D.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Institute for Research in Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SPk533/OS01: Fri 14. 2. 8:00–13:50 centrum, Fri 6. 3. 8:00–13:50 centrum, Fri 24. 4. 8:00–13:50 centrum, P. Röderová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Objective of the course in terms of learning outcomes and competences The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic diagnostic methods of functional vision testing in children with visual impairment, adults and seniors with visual impairment and persons with combined disabilities. Students will be acquainted with medical and special pedagogical tests for examination of visual acuity, field of vision, contrast sensitivity, coloring and other visual functions. Students will learn to use these tests in practice. Students will become acquainted with the work of visual therapists.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- define the scope of the vision therapist, including legislative anchoring
- to focus on diagnostic methods of examining visual functions in children and adults with visual impairment and people with combined disabilities
- basic way to examine visual acuity, field of view, contrast sensitivity, coloring and other visual functions
- use special pedagogical diagnostic tests for visual functions
  • • Visual Therapy - Definitions and Legislation
  • • Definition of visual impairment
  • • Development of visual functions
  • • Visual Impact - Definitions and Diagnostics
  • • Field of View - Definition and Diagnostics
  • • Contrast vision - definitions and diagnostics
  • • Color vision - definitions and diagnostics
  • • Binocular vision disorders - definitions and diagnostics
  • • Correct vision center functions - definition and diagnostics
  • • Diagnosis of visual functions - conservative procedures, Lea Hyvarinen methodology, alternative methods of investigation
  • • Special pedagogical diagnostic tests
    required literature
  • VRUBEL, Martin. Facilitátory a bariéry školní a sociální inkluze osob se zrakovým postižením (Facilitators and barriers of school and social inclusion of people with visual impairment). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 186 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8022-5. info
  • MORAVCOVÁ, Dagmar. Zraková terapie slabozrakých : jak efektivně využít slabý zrak. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Triton, 2007. 39 s. ISBN 9788072549498. info
    recommended literature
  • Functional vision : a practitioner's guide to evaluation and intervention. Edited by Amanda Hall Lueck. New York: AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, 2004. xx, 521. ISBN 9780891288718. info
    not specified
  • RÖDEROVÁ, Petra, Zita NOVÁKOVÁ and Lea KVĚTOŇOVÁ. Oftalmopedie. Texty k distančnímu vzdělávání (Pedagogy of visually impaired. Texts for long distance studies). Brno: Paido, 2007. 124 pp. Edice pedagogické literatury. ISBN 978-80-7315-159-1. info
  • FINKOVÁ, Dita, Libuše LUDÍKOVÁ and Veronika RŮŽIČKOVÁ. Speciální pedagogika osob se zrakovým postižením. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2007. 158 s. ISBN 9788024418575. info
  • The Lighthouse handbook on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. Edited by Barbara Silverstone. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. s. 671-137. ISBN 9780195094893. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, video, discussion, simulation
Assessment methods
continuous testing, final testing , attendance min. 70%
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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