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Bexley Visual Impairment Service

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The Advisory Service for Vision Impairment works with children and young people aged 0 – 18. 

 

We offer advice, support and practical help to families, schools and children throughout Bexley.

 

 

 

 

 

We can:

• Explain the child’s diagnosis and answer questions arising from this.
• Carry out visual assessments to see how a pupil is using their vision in school and provide reports.
• Provide equipment as needed for pupils without a statement.
• Provide reports for statutory assessment.
• Monitor pupils at agreed intervals to assess the effectiveness of any interventions and to provide advice and support as needed. 
• Provide training and support to staff in nurseries, schools and voluntary groups on issues around vision impairment. We use SIMSPECS which mimic different eye conditions. 
• Provide vision impairment awareness raising lessons for classes in school, primary and secondary. 
• Provide Braille teaching where a pupil is not in a VI resourced provision. 
• Arrange for children to receive mobility training by referral to a mobility specialist teacher.

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