Kingsdown School Visual Impairment Department, Sensory Advisory Service

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Provides educational advice and support for children and pupils with a visual impairment who live or go to school in the Southend-on-Sea Local Authority. Support is given in a variety of settings and is based on individual need.

Provision can include:
- Home-based and pre-school programmes to support children, families and pre-school staff
-Visits to mainstream and special schools for assessment, advice, monitoring and to work with pupils
- Recommendations for and provision of specialist equipment and resources
- Environmental audits to ensure optimum access
- Professional development and training for educational personnel
- Links with other agencies
- Teaching of Braille or Moon tactile alphabet, touch typing and mobility and independence training.

Services offered:

  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Learning Moon
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training

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  • This organisation was verified on 18 November 2015