06/09/2006

Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Project to Visit Huntington, Bridgeport

Summer Institute Teaches Daily Living Skills to Children With Low Vision

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Children with low vision will have a chance to meet one another and learn new skills this summer during the West Virginia University Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Project’s “Summer Institutes.” The first Summer Institute will be held June 12-15 in Huntington, and the second will be held June 19-23 in Bridgeport.  

Low vision is a term to describe very limited sight that can interfere with a person’s daily activities. Children with low vision face special challenges in school, where great emphasis is placed on learning through printed material.

The Summer Institutes provide a forum for visually impaired children to receive direct instruction on specific skills including braille, independent living, assistive technology, orientation and mobility and self help skills. Additionally, Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for students, parents and teachers throughout the state to network and establish support systems.  

For more information, please contact Becky Coakley at (304) 288-5563.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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