Facial gestures and non verbal cues

Vision impaired children and young people may miss out on social cues such as facial gestures, body language and other non verbal gestures. The child may not be able to ‘read’ a situation. Verbal turn-taking can be difficult. This should be considered and worked on by teaching staff and professionals involved with the child. In some cases it may also be beneficial for children to have cards / photos of faces and for the expressions to be explained.