SeeAbility publishes report into special schools sight testing
The report is based on data gathered during four years of their Children in Focus project. SeeAbility has supported over 1,200 children at special schools in England, providing adjusted eye tests and collecting data.
This is the biggest global study actively reporting on the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities. The report shows that:
47.5% had a problem with their vision
31.7% needed glasses
43.7% had no history of eye care
only 7% had ever used a community optician
SeeAbility are calling on NHS England to make wide reforms to community eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities and introduce adjusted eye tests in special schools. You can pledge your support here and read more about their campaign here.
23 May 2018 Gold Member Only
This webinar explores acquired brain injury and some practical suggestions for using effective practice to meet the needs of a child.
Checklist - 01 May 2018 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This editable checklist will help practitioners in the Early Years to see what records they need to collect for a child about whom they have emerging concerns. There is text explaining what is needed and a one-page checklist to put in a child's file to support effective record keeping.
Tool - 27 Apr 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
If you are a key person working in the Early Years, this flowchart will help you to structure your response to children with emerging needs. It uses a graduated approach, following 'universal', 'targeted' and 'personalised' levels of support. It would make a useful addition to your file, or print it out on A3 and put it on the staff noticeboard for everyone to refer to.