Highland Education Vision Support Service (HEVSS)

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Description

The Service supports blind and partially sighted children and young people between the ages of 2 and 19.

The Service provides advice, staff training and adapted materials, so that children and young people get the most out of their time in playgroups, nurseries and schools. This includes:
- Functional assessment of vision in an educational setting
- Advice, support and vision awareness training for class teachers, nursery teachers and additional support needs staff
- Advice and support for visually impaired children and young people and their peer groups
- Specialist teaching in text telephone and braille
- Adaptation and modification of text materials for individual children
- Transposing text into braille
- Loan of limited range of specialist equipment and large print library books
- Training in use of specialist equipment
- Linked working practices in line with getting it right for each child
- Advice on specialist contact working in the field of visual impairment

Services offered:

  • Educational support

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  • This organisation was verified on 7 November 2016