Special Educational Needs Clinical Advisory Group2019-09-18T13:54:44+01:00

SEN CAG Leads:

  • Louise Allen (Academic)
  • Jane Woods (Clinical)

Email: sencag@orthoptics.org.uk

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

www.guidedogs.org.uk/services-we-provide/children-and-youngpeoples-services

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

http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/resources/vi&multi/eyeconds/cereVI.html

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

https://www.seeability.org/cerebral-visual-impairment

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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