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Visual impairment support

Specialist teachers - visual impairment

The specialist teachers are qualified to teach learners with a visual impairment.

They:

  • help children of pre-school age up to the age of 19
  • conduct diagnostic tests of functional vision and assess visual perception
  • give advice and support to teachers in order to ensure that the child gains access to a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum
  • give advice and training to classroom assistants
  • give advice and support to parents
  • advise the LEA and schools on appropriate equipment and aids
  • co-operate closely with other agencies, especially the RNIB, staff at the Low Vision Clinic, Ysbyty Gwynedd and the Society for the Blind, Bangor
  • teach blind children regularly
  • introduce Braille - in English and Welsh - as appropriate
  • foster the social and personal development of children with a visual impairment
  • offer training

Aims of the service

  • to help children with a visual impairment to develop educationally to the best of their ability
  • provide a high-quality service for visually-impaired children within the Education Authority’s schools and in mainstream schools where appropriate 

If you require further information, please contact:

Delyth Molyneux
ALN Advisor and Line Manager
SEN Joint Committee
Plas Llanwnda
Castle Street
Caernarfon
Gwynedd LL55 1SH

Tel: 01286 679 696
Fax: 01286 679 912
Email: delythm@cynnal.co.uk

Contact Anglesey's Special Educational Needs Services

General Enquiries
Tel:(01248) 752922
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Email:aaaed@anglesey.gov.uk

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