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What can a teacher do to help a student with albinism?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are several suggested differentiations for classrooms that have students with albinism in them. Since such students may have vision difficulties, work with the parents, other school staff, and the student to find the best way for the student to see classroom work. A seat at the front of the class, a magnifying device or technology, larger-print photocopies, a buddy system for peer assistance during the lesson, and seating the student away from bright windows may help. It is important to consider the student's individual needs, as not all the above may be necessary or helpful for a particular person.

You should also be aware of teasing that may happen because of differences in the student's appearance and address it sensitively and in collaboration with students, parents, and school staff.

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