University of Edinburgh

The Early Years: Strategies and Resources for working with very young visually impaired children

Presented on Thursday 6 March 2008


The course consisted of presentations, workshops and interactive seminars which considered the needs of parents and professionals who regularly engage with young visually impaired babies and children from birth to age five. Course participants were given the opportunity to select three workshops prior to the day.

Linda Bain & Lynn Lymer, City of Edinburgh Council
Grace Stuart & Lorna Hall, VI Consultants
Alison Duthie, Fife Sensory Support Service
Janis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre

Royal Blind School:
Eleanor Douglas, Speech & Language Therapist
Julie Orr, Occupational Therapist
Mary Lee, Principal Teacher
Anne Taylor, Depute Headteacher


10.20 am Introduction: Implications of Visual Impairment - Alison Duthie

10.45 am Workshop Session One (Choice of Workshop)

1.30 pm Workshop Session Two (Choice of Workshop)

2.15 pm Workshop Session Three (Choice of Workshop)

3 pm Closing Questions, Course Evaluation and Close