University of Edinburgh

CVI and Common Ocular Conditions

Presented on 14 December 2012


Dr Andrew Blaikie began day with a presentation on various eye conditions from a medical perspective, followed by the implications of visual impairment for a child's development and learning. In the afternoon several case studies of children with visual impairments in mainstream schools was discussed. Participants had opportunities to consider their support needs and how these are addressed. The day finished with a question and answer session.

Target Audience: This course is suitable for mainstream teachers, specialist teachers and classroom assistants and other professionals who support visually impaired children in a variety of educational settings.

Presenters: Dr Andrew Blaikie, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline;
Alison Attwood and colleagues from Sensory Support Service, Motherwell;
Evelyn Michie and colleagues from Uddingston Grammar School; and
Janis Sugden, SSC.