Parent Workshop - Visual Impairment

Today our fantastic Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired - QTVI - Tracy, held a parent workshop coordinated by Family Wellbeing Coordinator Mathilde.

The parents, grand parents and a sister (along with a very well behaved baby brother) all enjoyed learning about what a visual impairment is and how it can affect children’s learning.

The group got hands on with wearing the ‘sim specs’ - glasses that simulate having a VI and got a feel of what it would be like to have a visual impairment themselves.

Lots of ideas were shared to allow families to focus on their own child’s visual impairment and learning. Tracy shared many resources to show families how they can support their children to develop their use of their vision and made it a fun, interactive session.

The next session will focus on the positive looking assessment framework and parents will make visually stimulating items to take home to play with their children.

If you have any questions about Visual Impairments, are interested in joining the next parent session, or have a suggestion for a session you would like us to hold, please contact our Family Wellbeing Coordinators who will be happy to support.

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