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Sensory Service: Vision Services

Sensory Service: Vision Services

The service exists to provide essential educational support for children and young people from birth to school leaving age with a visual impairment from pre-diagnosis and throughout their placement in fulltime education.

There are many types of visual impairment that may affect a child's sense of the world.

Advice

If you suspect that a child is having any difficulty with their functional use of vision you can seek advice from the teacher of the visually impaired by contacting :

  • Miss A McCormick
    Inclusion Support Service
    Tillicoultry Primary School
    Firpark
    Tillicoultry
    FK13 6PL

    Tel: 01259 452455
    e: amccormick@edu.clacks.gov.uk

The teacher will arrange to discuss with you whether a formal assessment of the child's needs would be helpful.

Referrals

Schools within Clackmannanshire Council should complete the appropriate staged intervention documentation. Referrals can also be made by parents, Family Centres, and medical professions.

Early identification and intervention are vital, as vision is a the main co-ordinating sense.

The teacher is able to work with the children in a variety of settings including the home. The level of involvement will vary depending upon pupil needs. It can range from direct teaching to occasional monitoring of the pupil. The teacher will work with school staff to ensure relevant information is given to parents and other professionals that are involved with the pupil.

Services

The following Services are offered:

  • Advice
  • Consultancy
  • Staff development and training
  • Raising awareness of various types of visual impairment
  • Family Support
  • Early intervention with visually impaired babies
  • Assessment of functional use of vision
  • Supporting visually impaired pupils in various settings
  • Monitoring pupil progress
  • Specific training for individual pupils e.g. life skills, Braille
  • Advice to schools on specialist equipment, technological aids, adaptation of materials, teaching methodologies etc

Further Information

For further information, please contact us using the details below.

You can also obtain further general information about visual impairment by using the external links below.