University of Edinburgh
 

Sharing Practice: Supporting Children with Low or No Vision in the Secondary School

Presented on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Content

Specialist visual impairment teachers who work in the secondary setting shared their practice on:

  • Planning and supporting delivery for pupils on specialist placement to a VI unit in a mainstream school.
  • Strategies for supporting learning and access to the curriculum in Maths and Science with a focus on the use of adapted equipment, procedures, written materials and diagrams.
  • Transition to secondary school.
  • Technology.

Participants discussed a variety of issues and were asked to bring a resource or talk about strategies or what they have found useful when supporting young people in the secondary setting with low or no vision.

Participants said:

"Explore ways to record what our service does in a more structured way."

"Good practical ideas for blind pupil in secondary - very good resources shown."

"Very informative and practical sessions which gave me ideas to help reflect on and improve my practice."

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Target Audience

All those working with children with visual impairment in secondary schools, including VI teachers, support staff, habilitation specialists and parents.

Presenters

Paul Telfer, Depute Headteacher, Uddingston Grammar; Anna Christal, Science VI Teacher and Cathy Balfour, Maths and Physics VI Teacher, Royal Blind School; and Ruth Stuart, VI Teacher, Aberdeen City.

Programme

Morning Session

Planning and supporting delivery for pupils on specialist placement to a VI unit in a mainstream school Paul Telfer

Supporting Transition to secondary school and;
Technology in the secondary school Ruth Stuart

Afternoon Session

Strategies for supporting learning and access to the curriculum in Maths and Science with a focus on the use of adapted equipment, procedures, written materials and diagrams Anna Christal & Cathy Balfour

Sharing practice group discussion session