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Supporting Learners with Low-Incidence SEND

  • Online
  • North of England
  • 09 Mar 2022 (16:00 - 17:00)

This session will look at how practitioners can support children and young people with Sensory Impairment or Physical Disability through the use of assistive technology to ensure all learners are able to achieve the best possible outcomes.

This session will feature guest speaker Jane Sharp, a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Chair of VIEW, the professional association for the vision impairment education workforce.


Session Objectives:

  • Understanding the prevalence of low incidence needs and common misconceptions
  • Effective use of assistive technology for children and young people with low incidence needs
  • Understanding the importance of student voice and preferences for CYP with Low incidence needs
  • Signposting to professional/expert input for Low incidence needs


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Suitable for: Newly Qualified Teacher, Teacher, Teaching Assistant

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Meet your trainer

Jane Sharp

Jane Sharp began her career in education as a science teacher before training to become a Qualified Teacher for Vision Impairment. She has worked as a QTVI for 20 years, both in a secondary resource base and as a peripatetic teacher in mainstream schools. Assistive technology, with its potential to enable children and young people to become independent learners, is an area of special interest and she regularly delivers training on this topic for VI education organisations. 

Jane is currently chair of VIEW, the professional association for the vision impairment education workforce, whose aim is to support professionals to support the children and young people with VI that they work with.