Children's Vision: Causes of Visual Impairments, Assessment and Learning Environments
Presented on 24 November 2009
This course gave participants an opportunity to 'get the whole picture' about a child's vision: the cause of the visual impairment and how this affects the functional vision of the child explained by the Ophthalmologist in easy to understand terminology. Then experienced teachers gave an overview of vision assessments they use and they also discussed useful strategies to support VI children and young people.
Target audience: Teachers of VI children, classroom teachers and support staff, other professionals and parents.
Presenters: Gordon Dutton, Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Lesley Reid, Inverclyde,
- 11 am Common causes of childhood visual impairments and how these may affect a child's vision Gordon Dutton
- 1.30 pm An overview of common vision assessments with the opportunity to participate in practical demonstrations Lesley Reid
- LogMAR to Snellen doc
- Snellen reading distances doc
- 3.30 pm Course Evaluation and close
10.20 am Introduction to the day Janis Sugden
3 pm Question Time: the chance to ask questions and to discuss any queries relating to the functional assessment of vision.