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Depth Perception

Description and Rationale

Difficulties with depth perception impact a student's ability to navigate curbs and stairs; differentiate contrasts in the environment; and reaching for objects within arm's reach.

Birth - 3 Years

Depth perception is assessed through observation and/or demonstration (as appropriate)

  • Mobility observation
  • Picks up objects and places in container
  • Catches a ball
  • Kicks a ball
  • Pours from containers

3-5 Years

Depth perception is assessed through observation and/or demonstration (as appropriate)

  • Mobility observation
  • Picks up objects and places in container
  • Catches a ball
  • Kicks a ball
  • Pours from containers

5-22 Years

Depth perception is assessed through observation and/or demonstration (as appropriate)

  • Mobility observation
  • Picks up objects and places in container
  • Catches a ball
  • Kicks a ball
  • Pours from containers

Multiple Disabilities/Deafblind

Depth perception is assessed through observation and/or demonstration (as appropriate)

  • Mobility observation
  • Picks up objects and places in container
  • Catches a ball
  • Kicks a ball
  • Pours from containers

Tips

An orientation and mobility evaluation can detect and address depth perception difficulties. The TVI and COMS should work collaboratively to help a student accommodate for any difficulties.

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