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2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDEC 5610 - Psychosocial Implications of Blindness and Visual Impairment (3)

Learners explore psychosocial factors affecting the adjustment process to visual impairment across the life span and study issues related to adjustment including demographics, life stage, type of visual impairment, personality, self-concept, social support network, and the grieving process. Learners also explore the impact of cultural and societal attitudes and diversity, as well as stereotypes of blindness and visual impairment on adjustment. They will also be introduced to effective relationship building and communication skills strategies. An overview of the range of psychosocial interventions is provided including resources for referrals. 

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