Improving Access and Meeting the Communication Needs of
Deaf and VI Children with Complex Needs

Presented in February, 2004

The role of the Visiting Teacher, Visual Impairment

You and whose army?

Modes of receptive communication

Visual skills for communication
What do I know about this child's

Further considerations

Assess to communicate and communicate to assess
Use of Precision Vision test materials

Suggested further activities acuity and complexity

Suggested assessment of activities fields and movements

Suggested assessment activities fixing, tracking, 3D

Significance of assessment.
Can the child be expected to:

Significance of assessment.
Can the child be expected to:

Considerations of cognition

Beware of reading too much understanding into responses, eg: recognition of the symbol for for toilet does not mean perception of the representation of a lavatory.

Alternatives to vision

The sequel:
Visiting after communication is established