Online visual skills programme.
Learn about motor visual skills with Positive Looking 1
This online visual skills course focuses on a practical understanding of visual skills (e.g. visual awareness, attention, fixation, tracking etc.)
Presented through 6 practical resource rich sessions, the course is highly effective in promoting teachers/teaching assistants/paraprofessionals knowledge of including visual skills within the curriculum for the whole class and children with vision impairment. Throughout the course the ideas and stratetgies will be linked and demonstrated through the inclusive literacy programme: Marvin’s Story Time Show.
The Positive Looking Visual Skills Programme works for all children, hence the course is suitable for any educator.
Split across 6 x 1.30 hour online sessions
All sessions are at 2.00 pm – 3.30pm GMT for each session (9.00 – 10.30am Eastern time | 8am – 9.30am Central Time)
Session 1: Setting up the environment: 8th January 2024
Session 2: Visual Awareness and Visual attention: 15th January 2024
Session 3: Fixation and Tracking: 22nd January 2024
Session 4: Transferring Gaze, Scanning and Visually Directed Reaching: 29th January 2024
Session 5: Visual discrimination of objects and Visual discrimination of images: 5th February 2024
Session 6: Positive Looking in Literacy and within the curriculum: 19th February 2024
The course includes demonstrations of how to develop each of the motor visual skills. It explores practical ideas and activities to support the practitioner. To help plan targeted interventions and explain observation points. To help assess and identify the child’s responses.
Cost: £180 (approx $202)
Positive Looking Visual Skills Programme
What is the Positive Looking Visual Skills Programme?
Positive Eye’s ﬂagship product. An easy to use guide. Offering a comprehensive framework to help support and develop a child’s visual skills. It has recently been expanded and updated. It now includes a section on Independent Living Skills.
Positive Looking 1 focuses on the motor visual skills associated with optical functioning. Including Awareness, Attention, Fixation, Tracking and Scanning.
Positive Looking is easy to understand and gives straightforward instructions and targets. It states clearly what to look for in visual skills and how to chart progress. Observations are simple to track and evaluate.
You can download the case study and a step by step guide to how Yvonne Smith, lead teacher for VI for Bradford, implements a strategic approach to using Positive Looking across all local authority special schools.
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3 min clip about the Positive Looking Visual Skills Programme presented by Gwyn McCormack – Director of Positive Eye.