Becoming a parent to any child is magical in its own right, but here is a list of observations about things only a mother of a child who is visually impaired would understand. How many of them resonate with you?
Cecily Morrison has provided Through Scarlett's Eyes with another great post and update on son Ronan.
This is great as it covers speech and language with I know is a concern for many parents including myself.
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Okay everyone! In September we are coming up to the three year anniversary of Through Scarlett's Eyes. And I'm currently at 1200 likes. I have been letting it grow organically over the past 12 months but would really like to reach 1500 likes by September! So if you could all please like my page and share to get support from your friends that would be fantastic!
Thank you Charlotte, Scarlett and Sonny X
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The ability to make a human nerve regenerate successfully (as with the ability to communicate effectively with the brain) could help cure a number of diseases and injuries, including visual impairment caused by Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH).
Here is some information about the British Blind Sports First Steps into Scotland project:
"Two in every three children do not meet the Government’s guidelines of 60 minutes activity each day and over one third are overweight or obese. The risk of inactivity and obesity is even higher for visually impaired children, who face additional barriers to participation such as a lack of inclusive PE teaching in mainstream schools, bullying and lower family income."
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This is so true! Especially the bit about agreeing with condescending rubbish people spout.
Don't get me wrong when I hear some of this I do put my polite nodding hat on because I know it comes from a good place despite very little thought.
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Jane BartlettVery true it's amazing how strangers think you will tell them personal information about your child. I have lost count of the times people of said poor little thing or it's a shame as she is so pretty. People ask odd and daft questions some of which are plain rude. Lily is now old enough to answer for her self and just says I am blind and leaves it at that.1 · 1 week ago
Heather Adele KirkpatrickThis is SO true!!!!!! Before I moved to Yorkshire I was looking at a school for my son & the teacher said to me not to worry about him as she knew lots of "poorly children" he is not "poorly" he is visually impaired! My youngest has just gone into glassss at 8 months and I'm staggered by people's reactions! Cruel, kind but this article resonates with me in the fact people think they must comment!! thanks for sharing Charlotte Mellor xx1 · 1 week ago
Microsoft's Seeing AI navigation app, which is now in development, uses artificial intelligence to enable people with sight loss receive information about the world around them. In this interview, Anirudh Koul, who came up with the idea, talks about the genesis of the project.
Link to blog post on Microsoft website: http://actn.it/28KlnOg
[Image shows Anirudh Koul standing on stairs in a large building with a glass roof]
Today's 2nd Fathers Day related post has been brought to us by Nick Mcdonald, Nick first wrote for Through Scarlett's Eyes over 6 months and give us a wonderful introduction to his daughter Mia May! His first blog was a massive success on the website and one of the most shared posts of 2015. Think it really demonstrated how unrepresented the males voice can be and I have sent many Dad's Nick Mcdonald's first post to offer advice.
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Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Daddy's out there for yesterday! I have had the pleasure to meet many of you at some of the events I have attended and many more I just know online.
Here at throughscarlettseyes.com we wanted to celebrate Father's Day by getting some much needed males perspectives on the website, a welcomed accompaniment to our ever growing collection of blogs, so thank you kindly to Nick Mcdonald and Chris Clark for sharing with us a bit of their lives with their daughters Mia May and Ellie :)
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Here is my latest blog post about the fantastic day we had at the Blind Children UK and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) Guide Dog Experience day.
This was the 2nd time we had attended such an event and once again it was a wonderful day, very informative and enjoyed by both Scarlett and Sonny!
The main observation I took from the day was how much Scarlett had progressed, as I was able to look back at the blog post from our first visit, it was clearly evident how far Scarlett had come with her willingness to explore the dogs and being allowed to be guided.
The staff were wonderfully supportive, so thank you for a great day out, it really made our half term!
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