Supporting children with sudden sight loss

Teaching a child with Sudden or Deteriorating Vision Course

Course objective: Supporting children with sudden sight loss

To gain an understanding of how to support the child, family and school during the first few months following sight loss/deterioration

The course covers:

Reasons for sudden sight loss

  • A brief overview of the reasons for sudden sight loss or deterioration in vision
  • Impact of sudden sight loss for child, family, school and service

Short term action plan to meet the child’s immediate needs

  • Suggested steps to take child, family, school/setting and service through the first three months

Long term action plan to meet the child’s needs

  • Sets out the steps to introducing independent access skills and in particular looks at the emotional issues associated with the introduction of Braille and long cane skills

Curriculum access

  • Strategies to enable immediate access during the period when the child may not have the necessary skills to do this independently

Emotional well being and social inclusion

  • Issues, strategies and suggestions to support the child’s emotional well being and social inclusion

The course has a practical focus with opportunity for practitioners to share experience and to reflect on practice.

Practitioners will leave with a comprehensive resource pack both in hardcopy and on CD

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‘Really positive day with loads of ideas and useful to share experiences, good to see other’s perspectives’

‘Action plans helped with sequential planning for both short and long term. Excellent and well constructed’

‘Day clearly planned – easy to follow, very interesting and informative. Thirst for more!’
Teachers of VI/class teachers, NW, UK


The products are exactly what we need, Gwyn is so approachable. Her materials are suitable for use in schools and we are able to adapt them so they can be used by parents. I would thoroughly recommend Positive Eye courses & resources to anyone

Testimonial: Positive Eye’s Courses & Resources. Alison – Teacher of Vision Impairment