University of Edinburgh
 

Developmental Journal for Babies and Children with a Visual Impairment

Presented on Friday, 11th December 2015

Content

The Developmental Journal for Babies and Children with Visual impairment was developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It was designed as a tool to help families understand and track their child’s development in partnership with the professionals who work with them. This course explored how the Developmental Journal can be used by families and professionals to support the development of babies and children with a visual impairment and included:

  • Background to the development of the Journal
  • Brief, aims and research findings
  • Ages, stages and activity cards
  • Record of developing vision
  • Vision activity cards
  • Visual environment and materials
  • Challenges for implementation

"It gave me clarity."

"This was a good introduction to the materials in the Journal. I now need to go away and look at each section in more detail to decide which aspects will be suitable for the children in my caseload."

Target Audience

Teachers, parents, carers and professionals supporting very young babies and children with a visual impairment and a refresher to those who have not used the Developmental Journal for some time or who are new to a service using the Journal.

Presenter

Lorna Hall, VI Consultant.

Programme

10.05 am Background to development of the Journal Lorna Hall
Brief, aims and research findings
Ages, stages and activity cards

10.30 am Activity 1
Vision section
Record of developing vision

11.50 am Vision activity cards
Visual environment and materials
Getting Stuck
Challenges for implementation

12.30 pm Developmental Journal for Children and Young People with Multiple Needs Jacqueline McGuire

12.50 pm Summary, questions and Course evaluation