What is this service?
The Joseph Clarke Service for the Visually Impaired can visit at school to offer advice, support and strategies that are specific to the visually impaired pupils in the school. The visits are made by a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and can include:
- Functional vision assessments
- Attending meetings
- Liaising with staff, parents, hospitals and other professionals
- Specific advice to support the student for example, with Special Access Arrangements for examinations
- Signposting to resources.
The Service is also able to provide advice and support to students and staff with regard to orientation and mobility and creating an accessible environment. This is provided by the Habilitation Specialist from the Joseph Clarke Service.
Who is it for?
Children and young people with a visual impairment and those working with them to ensure best outcomes.
Outcomes for service users
Increased awareness of the effects of a visual impairment upon a child/young person’s access to the curriculum. Advice, support and practical strategies provided to aid curriculum access.