Special Educational Needs Clinical Advisory Group2023-10-18T10:55:49+01:00

SEN CAG Leads:

  • Jane Woods (Clinical)
  • Laura Worrall (Co-Chair)

Committee Members: 

Miriam Conway, Kayleigh Campbell, Eleanor Carr and Farah Naqvi

Email: [email protected]

Mission statement for the group:

  • to promote the role of evidence-based assessment and treatment of visual problems in children and adults with special educational needs.
  • to encourage best practise, high quality research and audit and to develop and support collaboration between Orthoptists in the UK and Ireland,
  • to encourage the development and sharing of resources and guidelines on children and adults with visual impairment and special educational needs.

Resources for Patients

https://www.visionuk.org.uk/starting-point-leaflet/ – Vision UK guide for parents of children with visual impairment


Providing family and education support, advice on assistive or adaptive technology and sensory toys, large print books, recreational activities.


https://www.rsbc.org.uk/advice/children-with-complex-needs.html  Advice for parents of children with complex needs


Provides support and champions better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss. Information, useful links, coping strategies.

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