University of Edinburgh

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.

Target audience

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