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Gateshead Low Incidence Needs Team (Visual Impairment Team)

Address:
c/o RNIB Business, 17 a-b Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3AH
Tel:
0191 4773186

Map for Gateshead Low Incidence Needs Team (Visual Impairment Team)

Organisation details

We are a team of specialist staff who have additional training and expertise in visual impairment. All teachers hold the mandatory qualification for teaching children and young people with a visual impairment, and specialist support assistants have experience and qualifications in a number of areas such as, Braille, Mobility and Independent Living Skills, Early Years, curriculum modification, Braille and large print transcription etc.

Additionally the team comprises of a Habilitation Officer as well as a Specialist Learning Mentor. The Visual Impairment Team provides support to pre-school and school-age children in Gateshead and offers services which may include home teaching for pre-school children, teaching support for school-age children, information and advice on a child’s visual impairment and its implications, support with vision assessments and technologies, and assistance with access to specialist equipment.

Services offered:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training

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This organisation was verified on 10 November 2016

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