Starting primary school is a big step for any child. For a child with nystagmus, it’s even more important to be well prepared.
Moving from primary to secondary school can mean all sorts of changes for the child with nystagmus. The team supporting the child can change and there are lots more things to consider inside the classroom and beyond.
As the number of subjects and teachers increases and public examinations appear just over the horizon, it’s time to establish support and the child’s preferred way of working.
New figures show attainment gap remains for vision impaired pupils
Assistive technology is a key factor in providing children and young people with equal access to the curriculum. Your QTVI will be able to advise on assistive technology.
The Council for Disabled Children provide examples of good practisc for the compilation of EHC plans, including their most recent exemplar guide 2017. Please read on to download.
Some children and young people may need some additional help in coming to terms with sight loss or may want to talk about their sight loss to people outside of the family.
Families supporting children with nystagmus are often unsure as to whether mobility training or habilitation is for them. It is!
There is a wealth of adapted reading material, talking and tactile books and accessible libraries available to individuals, families and schools.
This is not an exhaustive list.
We will add to it and keep it updated.
Low vision is the term used for eyesight that can’t be fully corrected with glasses or contact lenses. When wearing glasses or contact lenses, the child still has a vision impairment.
This education resource hub is based on information gathered from the experience of parents of children with nystagmus and is designed purely to raise awareness of the support available