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Light Sensitivity

Description and Rationale:

Difficulties adjusting to changes in light may impact a student's ability to perform visual tasks.

Students with light sensitivity due to some diagnoses may have associated health risks; for example, students with oculocutaneous albinism may be at risk for skin damage or cancers.

Birth - 3 Years

Routine-based observation assesses any light sensitivity

3-5 Years

Observation and child questioning assesses any light sensitivity

5-22 Years

Observation and Student questioning assesses any light sensitivity concerns

Multiple Disabilities/Deafblind

Routine-based Observation and Student questioning assesses any light sensitivity concerns

Tips

Complete a parent, teacher, and/or caretaker interview along with observations.

Observe in a variety of settings with various lighting levels; include moving from one location to another.

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