TEDI 3 Week 4 - Understanding Psychosocial Aspects of the Visually Impaired Child

In this video, Brian Watermeyer discusses the psycho-social issues that are relevant to learners with visual disability. He discusses how teachers who experience anxiety about teaching learners with visual disabilities can develop their listening skills to allow their learners to make real contact with them on an emotional and empathetic level. He discusses the difference between pity and empathy and how to listen with empathy to learners with visual impairments and how to understand the difficulties that learners with visual impairments face, and how to encourage their learning and participation in broader society.