GPs, Ophthamologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists, Paediatricians, Dispensing Opticians. Each may have a role to play in a young person's eye care. Here's your guide to who does what.
The sheer number of eye conditions out there can be bewildering. If you have a child who has received a diagnosis and you're trying to find out more information about their condition, these fact-sheets may help.
Many people hear words orientation or mobility training, but aren't quite sure what they mean. We explain.
You do not have to be severely sight impaired to benefit from the use of a cane. There are different types of canes available that can help you become a more safe, confident and independent traveller. Here's a guide to some commonly available canes.
Environmental audits provide information and practical advice to make the school environment less confusing and more accessible to students, staff and visitors who have a visual impairment.
Visual supports are aids such as objects of reference, photographs, symbols, signing and text which can be used with pupils with SEND to support spoken language.
A personal reward chart can be used to motivate appropriate behaviour.
A ‘first, then.. ‘ board helps the student to become aware of the basic sequence of activities during the pupil’s day and show him or her what will happen next
A visual timetable denotes the sequence of activities for the group or individual. Timetables a good way of helping to create structure and routine for children with SEND.
A work basket is a tool which provides a visual work structure for the student and develops organisational and independence skills.
In this video we look at what the buttons do, how to fit it in an ear - and what to do if it starts making strange whistling sounds.
In this video, we show you how to change the batteries on common hearing aids.
If a child has a visual or a multi-sensory impairment, their hands are the means by which they obtain information. Often the people working with these children need to bring the world to them in the form of objects.
Providing your child with visual supports can be a very effective way to help them learn and develop their understanding. ‘Visuals’ can mean objects, photographs, symbols or text. It is important to know your child’s level of understanding when choosing which type of visual to use. Your school will be able to help you with this.
A choosing board helps visually present options to a pupil, add structure to activities that can be confusing and can be used to break down a time table and help the pupil to access classroom activities. There are 2 ways these can be used – either free-flow or with a box of activities.
There are different types of hearing loss you may come across, we’ve produced this handy guide to help you understand them
Here is some useful advice about the steps to take if you suspect your child may be having difficulty hearing.
Down’s Syndrome is a genetic condition where a child is born with 47 chromosomes in each cell instead of 46 [...]
In this video, Sue explains how to set up the e-clarity fm audio transmitter system
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