‘Positive Looking – development of visual skills programme’
NASEN AWARD for Inspiring Publication – making a real difference to children with SEND – 2017
Updated version includes new photographs, a further suggested option for recording progress and a wall chart
Positive Eye’s ﬂagship product is an easy to use guide that offers a comprehensive framework to help support and develop a child’s visual skills. It has recently been expanded and updated to include a section on Independent Living Skills. Positive Looking 1 concerns the motor visual skills associated with optical functioning including Awareness, Attention, Fixation, Tracking and Scanning.
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Why use Positive Looking Visual Skills?
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.
Watch the video about how a Service for VI have used Positive Looking across their Local Authority special schools.
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.
Benefits of Positive Looking visual skills
Practitioners in schools have improved understanding of children’s vision. Practitioners can pinpoint the child’s vision needs and deliver appropriate targeted interventions. Offers a whole school consistent approach to embedding vision targets within children’s daily curriculum. Practitioners can work with children and also map their development at the same time. You can adjust programme according to age and ability and incorporate into a child’s personal learning plan. The course is designed for and widely used by specialist practitioners.
Positive Looking includes:
An overview of visual skill development. Ideas and visual skills activities. Examples of planned intervention sessions. Suggested goals, materials and resources. A framework for monitoring and evaluating progress. Photographs of resources and activities. Practical training on Positive Looking is suitable for a whole school and is presented by Gwyn McCormack (Qualified Teacher of VI) from Positive Eye.