Visual Stimulation Liaison Your child will have received some home based support from the V.I. In the form of activities and computer With your consent we can liaise with Service. programs that encourage the use of other professionals involved with your vision, develop scanning abilities and child in order to ensure that all input is By working with your child, talking to hand-eye co-ordination. co-ordinated. yourselves and health professionals from the eye clinic, we will have Resources and Equipment Low Vision Aid Training information about your child’s vision and how this may affect them in This may include the provision of sloping Training for pupils in the use and Nursery/School. boards, CCTV loan and specialist management of LVAs such as keyboard. magnifiers and binoculars, where This assessment of your child’s vision appropriate. will be ongoing. Adapted Materials We can offer: This could involve producing books in a large print size, adapting/modifying Advice and Training worksheets and other curriculum Support materials. This will be offered to staff on how best Support is allocated according to your to include your child in all aspects of child’s level of vision as determined by Nursery/School. the Service’s Support Packages. In most cases once your child is settled Direct Teaching in Nursery/Foundation the role of the V.I. Service will be to offer training and This may include individual or small advice to staff. group situations. It will also cover teaching of specialist skills e.g. Braille, Your child will be visited at agreed use of low vision aids. intervals and progress and access to activities will be monitored. Transition For further information contact: CHILDREN’S We provide liaison and support at Children’s Specialist Service times of transition e.g. between Prince Edward Primary School City Road SPECIALIST Nursery and Primary, Infant and Junior Sheffield provision. S12 2AA Tele: 0114 2398336 SERVICES This will include advice and information to receiving staff and familiarisation with new buildings, classroom, dining room and playground. Head of Visually Impaired Service Marion Broadhurst Children’s Specialist Tele: 0114 2671414 services for Nursery and Primary children with a Visual Impairment.