Evaluation of Sensory Skills among Students with Visual Impairment

Suhaib Yousif Saleem, Mohammad Mousa Al-Salahat


The purpose of the study was to evaluate the sensory skills among students with visual impairment(SVI). The samplecontained of 30 students with blind and low vision enrolled in mainstreaming programs at general education schoolsat Najran in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A sensory skills scale was developed. The scale consisted of 20 items wasdistributed on four domains related to skills of touch, hearing, taste, and smell. The scale was applied on the sampleof study by collaboration with teachers of SVI. The results showed that the degree of possessing sensory skills ofvisually impaired students was moderate. Moreover, there were significant differences in the skills of touch, taste andsmell in favor of low vision students and in the skills of hearing in favor of blind students.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v6n3p66

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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