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Gateshead Low Incidence Needs Team (Visual Impairment Team)

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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 6 April 2020