Visual Impairment Scotland Report
A New System of Notification of Childhood Visual Impairment and the Information it has Provided on Services for Scottish Children.
This report was written by members of the Visual Impairment Scotland Team.
Published by Visual Impairment Scotland
ISBN 0-954608-0-0This report may be reproduced in whole or in part, with the permission of Visual Impairment Scotland.
Visual Impairment Scotland would like to thank all the parents and children for taking the time to provide information for this report. We would also like to thank the many committed and hard working professionals from health, education, social services and voluntary organisations who have made the effort to complete data collection forms. We hope that the effort both parents and professionals have made will seem worthwhile now and in the future.
Visual Impairment Scotland would also like to thank Greater Glasgow Health Board, The Scottish Executive, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland and the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh, for their support and help in developing the Project.
- Executive Summary
- 1 Background and Origins
- 2 Development of the VIS Notification System
- 3 Information and Support Service: Development & Results
- 4 General Notification Information
- 5 Aetiology: when and how a child acquires visual impairment
- 6 Anatomical Site of Impairment and Diagnoses
- 7 Educational Placement and Record of Needs Status
- 8 Educational Service Provision
- 9 Input from Other Services
- 10 Low Vision Aid Use
- 11 Blind and Partial Sight Registration
- 12 Conclusions, Future Developments and Recommendations
- Glossary of terms and definitions