The Visual Impairment specialists are qualified teachers who work with parents and professionals to support children and young people, whose visual impairments have a significant impact on their development and access to the curriculum.
What we do
If you are concerned about your child's sight, you can contact us for general advice.
We offer a range of advice and teaching including:
- Early developmental skills and visual development
- Modification of educational materials
- Specialist assessment and training in mobility, independent travel and daily living skills
- Support accessing specialist technology
- Advice on special arrangements for internal and external examinations and assessments
- Contribution to statutory assessment, annual reviews and individual programmes of work
- Environmental audits on educational provisions
- Training for professionals
How to access the service
Once a diagnosis of visual impairment is confirmed, families
or professionals can make a request via a Service Request form. This requires a parent/carer signature and must be emailed to the local area team:
North Herts & Stevenage
St Albans & Dacorum
East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield
Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere
A Specialist Advisory Teacher will contact you and/or your child's school or setting and arrange a visit to discuss support needs.
All SEND queries can also be directed to the main children's services number: 0300 123 4043.