Gateshead Low Incidence Needs Team (Visual Impairment Team)
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.
- Everyday living skills
- Mobility training
- Learning braille
- Educational support
- Computer skills
- Assistive technology training