Early Years: Working with visually impaired children
Presented on Wednesday 2 December 2009
This course will give the opportunity for in-depth discussion surrounding early years support. Topics covered will include:
- assessment of functional vision;
- strategies to allow full access to the pre-school curriculum within the Curriculum for Excellence;
- supporting children with complex needs in a mainstream placement.
This is an opportunity to speak to the 'experts' and find out about useful strategies to support visually impaired children in the early years.
Teachers, other professionals, key workers in early years establishments and parents of children in the early years.
Alison Duthie, Fife and Lorna Hall, Early Years Specialist
10.20 am Introduction, Janis Sugden
- 10.30 am The world of the child with visual impairment,
assessment of vision
support for parents
- 11.30 am Strategies to allow the child with visual impairment full access to the Curriculum for Excellence, Lorna Hall
- 1.30 pm The child with complex needs and visual impairment, Alison Duthie Lorna Hall, Janis Sugden
- 2.30 pm Suggestions for implementation of the Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP) in the mainstream setting - FIELA Curriculum, Janis Sugden
- Be-Active Box Workshop, Lorna Hall
- 3.30 pm Course Evaluation and close
Introducing symbols, Alison Duthie