What is this service?
The Joseph Clarke Service for the Vision Impaired can visit pre-school settings to offer advice and support with regard to the visual impairment of a student attending the setting. Visits include; answering questions, working together to provide accessible resources, opportunities and experiences, undertaking assessment of the student’s functional vision and providing advice. The Service works closely with other professionals involved.
The Joseph Clarke Service is also able to provide advice and support to children and staff with regard to orientation and mobility and creating an accessible environment for those with a vision impairment. This is provided by the Habilitation Specialist from the Joseph Clarke Service.
Who is it for?
Pre-school children with a visual impairment, their families and settings.
Outcomes for service users
Advice and support on the effects and impact of a visual impairment on a pre-school child and how to provide accessible experiences and activities offered by the pre-school.