Developmental Journal for Babies and Children with a Visual Impairment
Presented on Friday, 11th December 2015
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."
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.
Lorna Hall, VI Consultant.
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
Record of developing vision
11.50 am Vision activity cards
Visual environment and materials
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