IVp125 Support for adults with sensory impairment

Faculty of Education
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
Mgr. Martin Vrubel, 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
IVp125/01: each odd Thursday 15:00–18:50 učebna 34, M. Vrubel
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
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the target group of people with sensory disabilities and rehabilitation procedures of working with this group.
Learning outcomes
Student focuses on the causes of the development and development of sensory impairment;  Student will know the possibilities of rehabilitation of people with sensory disabilities;  Student is able to contact the client with social rehabilitation organizations;  He/She can communicate properly with persons with sensory disabilities, professionally accompany them, recommend a suitable compensatory aid and control work with them;  Student is able to perform visual reeducation and development of compensatory mechanisms.
  • Determination of sensory impairment, focusing on the most common causes of visual and hearing impairment.
  • Effect of sensory impairment on the quality of life of adults and seniors.
  • Influence of sensory impairment on human personality. Disability as a challenging life situation. Acceptance of disability.
  • Rehabilitation of people with sensory impairment (social, working, visual).
  • Reeducation of vision, visual therapy, hearing loss.
  • Advice and interventions in adults and seniors with sensory disabilities.
  • Special aids for people with sensory disabilities and their use.
  • Principles of correct communication with persons with sensory disabilities, communication systems.
  • Fundamentals of Czech Sign Language, Enhanced Black and White, Reading and Writing Braille.
  • Principles of safe management of adults and seniors with severe visual impairment.
  • Separate movement and orientation in the area of ​​the visually impaired and the blind. Identification and removal of barriers.
    required literature
  • PANČOCHA, Karel, Lucie PROCHÁZKOVÁ and Kateřina SAYOUD SOLÁROVÁ. Edukativní, intervenční a terapeutické přístupy k dospělým osobám a seniorům se zdravotním postižením (Education, Intervention and Therapy for Adults and Elderly People with Disabilities). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 272 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6306-8. info
  • 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
    recommended literature
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Radka. Sluchové postižení - úvod do surdopedie (Hearing Impairment - An Introduction to Deaf Education). Praha. Praha: Portál, 2012. 159 pp. 376 - Výchova a vzdělávání zvláštních skupin osob. ISBN 978-80-262-0084-0. info
  • WIENER, Pavel. Prostorová orientace zrakově postižených. 3., upr. vyd. Praha: [Institut rehabilitace zrakově postižených UK FHS], 2006. 168 s. ISBN 8023967754. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Oral examination, testing of learned skills
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (autumn 2020, recent)
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