Comparing Functional Vision Skills of Students with Low Vision in Schools for the Visually Impaired and Inclusive Classrooms


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ÇAKMAK S., KARAKOÇ T., ŞAFAK P.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.41, no.187, pp.165-179, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 187
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2016.6481
  • Journal Name: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-179
  • Keywords: Low vision, Functional vision assessment, Special education, Near vision, Distance vision, CHILDREN, INFANTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of current study is to compare the functional vision skills of students with low vision studying at schools for the visually impaired and inclusive classrooms in Turkey by using Gazi Functional Vision Assessment Instrument. Relational screening model which has the feature of general screening was used. 282 students defined as low vision participated in the study. "Gazi Functional Vision Assessment Instrument" was applied to collect the data. The data obtained from the GiGDA was interpreted in tables in terms of the frequencies and percentages. The findings indicate that students with low vision in inclusive classrooms outdid students with low vision in schools for the visually impaired in using functional vision skills.