This guide explores the impact that vision impairment has on social development in the early years as well as looking at ideas to encourage blind and partially sighted young children to socialise and make friends. It includes advice on infant massage, social bonding and social inclusion in the nursery. This guide also has information on movement in the early years and ideas to help you with teaching daily living skills for this age group.
This guide focuses on education in mainstream primary and secondary schools. It looks at ways in which professionals can help reduce the barriers to learning by providing accessible resources, enhancing communication skills, and making adjustments to the physical and sensory environment.
This guide looks at children and young people themselves, the nature of their sensory, physical, learning or medical needs, and how these affect growth and development. We look at attachment issues and sensory integration difficulties.
This document is about supporting play for young children with a vision impairment. It covers early play and exploration and developing play using Tina Bruce's 12 features of play. It also recommends ways of creating play environments as well as choosing toys and making treasure baskets and sensory development boxes.
This guide explores the issue of social inclusion and bonding. It covers the impact that vision impairment has on social development, and contains some ideas to encourage children and young people with vision impairment to learn to socialise and make friends. It also explores some methods and tips for dealing with bullying.