Functional Assessment of Vision
Presented on 17 January 2013
Functional vision assessment allows us to see how a child uses their vision in a variety of everyday settings. The main focus of this day was to consider how clinical assessments, observations, etc, contribute to a functional vision report. The comment below reflects one course participant's thoughts:
"Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and experience. Very worthwhile and enjoyable day."
In this one-day course we highlighted the differences between a clinical and functional vision assessment in children with a visual impairment with no additional difficulties. Participants had opportunities to try some assessments wearing simulated specs.
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: Lynn Stewart, Orthoptist, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie;
Janis Sugden, QTVI and Co-ordinator, SSC
- 10.30 am What is a functional vision assessment? Janis Sugden (this is the full presentation in multimedia format). To see the notes only, click here
- 11.15 am Difference between Ophthalmological assessment and functional vision assessment (including case study) Lynn Stewart
- 1.30 pm Functional vision report and practical demonstration of tests used Lynn Stewart and Janis Sugden
- 3.30 pm Course evaluation and close.