Presented on Monday, 30th April 2018
The day included a brief overview of habilitation, advising on the role of the Habilitation Specialist and how to best support the independence of a child with sight loss within their home, school and local community. The course included these topics:
- daily living skills;
- habilitation terminology;
- the registration process;
- benefit entitlement;
- environmental audits; and
- useful aids and equipment.
There was a practical element to the day with a demonstration of pre cane and cane skills and the opportunity to learn sighted guide technique.
"It has made me think more about how much I take my sight for granted."
"Great balance between practical and theory. Great delivery - very clear and well paced."
Teachers of the visually impaired, class teachers, educational psychologists, support staff, occupational therapists and parents/carers.
Roisin Scrimshire, Habilitation Specialist, North Ayrshire
10.10 am Habilitation: Roles and Responsibilities
11.10 am Considering and Adapting the Environment
11.40 am Mobility & Orientation
1.15 pm Practical Session
3.30 pm Questions and Evaluation