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Theme Based Activity to support Sensory Development – Cook

Here I share some ideas to support and encourage sensory exploration in tactile, visual, auditory, smell and taste around the theme of the Cook, as well as helping to develop beginning literacy and numeracy skills. Tactile Feel bread and cake … Read more

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ClearVision Children’s Library

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Sensory Theme Based Activity – Toys

Here are some ideas and suggestions for supporting your child to explore the world of Toys! Tactile   Use toys which move, have sound, have an element of surprise. Squeaky toys, Jack in the box, puppets, mechanical toys, bendy toys, … Read more

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A dummies guide to Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired

Walk into any of the major exhibitions of assistive technology for the visually impaired in this country and you will be met with a confusing array of what at first glance can look like a large number of similar products. … Read more

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Does anyone have any advice for this mummy? "Hi I'm hoping you can help. We live in Aldershot Hampshire at the moment my daughter is extremely long sighted with astigmatism and squint I believe are the w terms. Her orthoptist has tried to tell me today she is not partially sighted but between eye professionals they seem to be letting her down. Nursery have said they would have to treat her as partially sighted as she cant seem to copy images well and is struggling to learn to at least recognise her name when written. All very frustrating for us and her as she has no idea how different her world is to her brother. I'm now following yours and the and the Victa page as she still seems to need much of the same support even at 3" ... See MoreSee Less

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Through Scarletts EyesHere's a page from the TSE website that might be able to help, its a list of all the potential proffessionals who could be involved, perhaps there are some more people you could contact to help:5 hours ago

Fiona AngusIf you are unhappy with her care, ask for a second opinion. Get your GP to refer you to a paediatric specialist. Id recommend Mr Morrison at St Thomas' Hospital in London. Don't stop pushing until you feel happy with the answers. good luck. x1   ·  4 hours ago

Jo RollingMy mums registered partially sighted so I think I'm extra aware of the coping strategies she uses living with it through my childhood I think Ibdo it alot to like not seeing faces but I know people by their voice and posture. Which is something she's not learnt yet. Figuring out the best school for her is our challenge now. Who do ask about a second opinion?1   ·  4 hours ago

Tracie TappendenThe facts are: If her vision is correctable with glasses she wouldn't be registerable. However, if she is struggling as much as you are saying and the nursery are treating her as VI then perhaps they are missing something. At 3 it is very difficult to get a child to cooperate when they are doing the tests. Indeed our children are so good at compensating for their vision loss it does appear that they can see more than they really can. You are the mother and are with her most of the time. I suggest going with your instincts and get a second opinion, referral to VI service etc. Time will tell, as she gets older it will be easier to understand what she can see. It's hard to wait though I know but just try to be as positive as possible whilst getting help where you think it is needed. My son managed very well at nursery with little extra support, it wasn't until he went to school things started getting more difficult and we had to revisit the situation with VI teachers and support. Best of luck.1   ·  4 hours ago

Ria OrrIt's hard when children are young , when my little girl was 2 I was told there where nothing wrong with her eyes after 3 years of going back and forth I paid privert at Moore fiels eye hospital, if you feel like there is somthing wrong, then stick with it, if the school are working with the QTVI team, she will be ok.2 hours ago

Jo RollingOh I didn't think you had seen my message thank you. Thus my little gurl in the picture with her brother. We found out yesterday he has to be checked for glasses to which was a real shocker. We are about to move over to surrey so hoping the teams there will be if a bit more use. The last orthoptist said treat her as a normal child when it comes to education etc. Yes very useful when she can't find me across a room with her glasses on, can't find her toys if they are moved, she trips alot and still struggles with steps but has confidence so uses touch to compensate. My other half thinks I'm exagerating which now makes me feel paranoid I am though he doesn't spend much time with her due to work. Sorry babbling on5 hours ago

Natasha TurnhamHas she been reffered to the v.i team?5 hours ago

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I really enjoy the daily feedback I get from Scarlett's school regarding her day! I also enjoy the personal email I get from her teacher each week. It's a great way of finding out what is and isn't working for scarlett. This week's report: 'What I have enjoyed this week: Scarlett really enjoyed her trip to the donkey sanctuary. Scarlett has been exploring a box of texture objects to find her favourite object Scarlett also enjoyed sniffing different essential oils to find her favourite one What I have not enjoyed this week Scarlett was very unsure about her swimming session this week- we’ve found her a session in the hydro therapy pool on a Wednesday morning which she should enjoy more- it will just be Sue, Scarlett and our swimming teacher What my teachers are really proud of me for: We are really proud of Scarlett for eating all her dinner, using the toilet and for using lots of different words this week! Well done Scarlett' ... See MoreSee Less

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Nettie SuderLearning so much.1   ·  5 days ago

Geoffrey HansonWell done Scarlett.1   ·  5 days ago

Catherine BrownWell done Scarlett x x1   ·  5 days ago

Karen NewellFantastic. I love hearing about all her adventures. Well done1   ·  5 days ago

Julia Poppette WenlockAwww it's so lovely to read what she's enjoy, and how the school are changing things slightly, so she hopefully enjoys everything! I can't wait to see this beautiful little lady again x1   ·  5 days ago

Geoff TwamleySo glad she is having great time!!! ( Anne-Marie ) xx5 days ago

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Scarlett since she started school! tired monkey fell asleep at the table immediately after supper ... See MoreSee Less

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Kristy HooperChange on its way for you xx1   ·  1 week ago

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Off to see the big boss lady to put the finishing touches to the first annual VICTA Babies and Toddlers weekend ... See MoreSee Less

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Julie CookHope all goes well xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ria OrrGood luck, I hope you all have a fantastic time, 1   ·  2 weeks ago

Malak AllouchIs there free spaces leftx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Emma MahoneyWow-sounds fab. what age does it go up to? Would my four year old be able to go? Xx1   ·  2 weeks ago

Tracie TappendenIt's full up guys sorry x2 weeks ago

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