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Vision Impairment Team

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Vision Impairment Team

We are a team of specialist teachers and Support Assistants who work with Children and Young People with or without Education Health Care Plans in schools and Early Years settings.

We can provide support as needed, which may include:

  • Assessment of educational needs
  • Functional Vision Assessments
  • Classroom observation to assess, support and inform inclusive practice
  • Monitoring and recording progress.
  • Advice on classroom management strategies
  • Advice on managing the learning environment
  • Support to ensure access to the Curriculum
  • Working with child/young person to teach strategies to assist with access to the curriculum
  • Advice and support at school transfer
  • Training for school staff, other professionals
  • Advice on Local Authority policy and current legislation
  • Advice on educational implications of the area of need
  • Advice on levels and type of adult support required
  • Input into the SEND Support Plans
  • Contribution to annual review meetings and multi-professional meetings
  • Liaison with other professional services and agencies
  • Liaison with parents/carers individually or in group meetings
  • Support with home/school liaison
  • ICT assessments
  • Provide training and advice on maintenance and management of specialist equipment.
  • Loan of equipment and resources
  • Written assessment reports as appropriate
  • Telephone support
  • Site assessment prior to transfer to new setting
  • Support to promote mobility and independence
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