University of Edinburgh
 

Including Children with Visual Impairments in the Mainstream School Setting

Presented on Thursday, 22nd September 2016

Content

The course considered the educational implications for a child/young person with a visual impairment:

  • Impact of visual impairment on development and learning.
  • Enabling access to the curriculum and environment.
  • Practical approaches, methods and strategies to enable curriculum access; to reading print; accessing images; writing and editing of work; interactive board; general classroom environment.
  • Practical strategies to support the child’s independence and social inclusion across the wider school setting.

The course is interactive with practical ‘hands on’ blindfold and simulation spectacle activities to support an understanding of visual impairment and the impact on access.

Participants said:

"[Learned] A huge amount, very relevant."

"Clear, concise and enthusiastic."

"Lots of practical advice/suggestions and advice on products available."

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Target Audience

This course will be of interest to support staff in schools, eg, ASN assistants and teachers new to visual impairment.

Presenters

Gwyneth McCormack, Director, Positive Eye Ltd.

Programme

10.10 am The educational implications for a child/young person with a visual impairment & Practical approaches, methods and strategies to enable curriculum access; interactive board; general classroom environment

1.15 pm Practical approaches, methods and strategies to enable curriculum access; to reading print; accessing images; writing and editing of work

2.40 pm Practical strategies to support the child’s independence and social inclusion across the wider school setting

3.50 pm Course Evaluation and close