A great piece by one of my favourite bloggers and contributor to throughscarlettseyes.com. This made me really think hard about when I'm suffering the perils of the summer holiday!
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Project Brailler loves Braille
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I love what my mummy made for my bedroom with my name on. Each letter has a different texture for me to feel, along with Braille in the left hand corners. My favourite one to touch is the letter M covered in corrugated cardboard. Which one is yours?
HENSHAWS still have places availiable for this activity! Sounds great but Scarlett is too little, children aged 11 plus.
We still have some places left on our Challenge for Change activity this Friday. If anyone is interested please get in touch asap! Siblinsg are also welcome! Any questions give me a shout!
Challenge for Change (C4C) – Friday 31st July 12:30-3:30 - (Age 11+) - £5pp
This activity will guarantee an adrenaline fuelled adventure! C4C is a large indoor ground and aerial assault course with a 13 station aerial runway over 35 feet off the ground, a high ropes training course and a low level obstacle course. Activities are supervised by experienced and qualified instructors who conform to UK National Governing Bodies Regulations and instructors are experienced in supporting people with additional needs. So do you dare accept this challenge and give Challenge for Change a go?! Open to visually impaired youngsters. Places are limited so book early! Meet at C4C Trafford Park (M17 1AL) at 12:15pm. ... See MoreSee Less
When you first found out your child was visually impaired what was the one thing you wish someone could have come along and told you right at that very moment?
This article is a collection of mummies 'Best Piece of Advice'.... I hope you find something in this post that can help you or you know someone you can share it with!
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Here is a guest post written by Rebecca the founder of Looking Up.
"Looking Up is a new social enterprise currently being produced to support the needs of visually impaired children and their families."
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Can anyone help me? My cousin's daughter has just been newly diagnoised with a sight condition and I am trying to find a parent of a child who has the same condition, here is the message?
"Charlotte, have you ever come across any children/Parents of children with PHPV? I want to learn more about it. She got 'officially' diagnosed after the operation. She had a Cataract and has Microphthalmia and they said the eye isn't formed properly in other ways as well, all caused by the PHPV, but it's hard to understand them :') We're having to put drops in and next friday they're gonna try to get contact lenses in which seems impossible with the way she acts with the drops D: Im on a page for it on here, but theres not many from the Uk :P<3"
Be great if I can find someone who can help, my cousin has only just received this news and is desperate to find out more.
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Amanda WilkesWe have a picture in Oliver's glaucoma passport book (from Birmingham hospital) and if a child doesn't like having drops it suggests the putting it at the corner of their eye (near the nose) when their eye is shut and then the drop should go in when they open their eye. We only started drops at the age of 6, so it wasn't so hard but we started contact lenses at the age of 18 weeks and my husband literally had to pin him down so that I could get the lenses in. It does get easier. By the age of 3 Oliver understood and just let me do it and we gradually got to taking them out daily to clean. X1 · 7 days ago
Joanna JarvisThanks for your help folks will look into Macs. We need help putting lens in on a fighting screaming baby! She hates her drops. She closes her eyes tight so we can't even imagine how we are going to do this. Any advice on this is welcome x thanks, violets nanna x2 · 7 days ago
Amanda WilkesMy son had cataracts and has microphthalmia in his right eye which also has glaucoma (he is 9). Never heard of MACS so will look into that, thankyou Jenny Lupton2 · 1 week ago
Genara RoopMy daughter has FEVR and Microphthalmia that was originally misdiagnosed as PHPV, until we made it to see our retina specialist in Miami. Thank God we did because we never would have known and had the two surgeries needed before more vision was lost. It's not the same disorder but very similar. I would be happy to talk to her. We found out an official diagnosis at 9 weeks old and I remember all too well the fear, confusion, and the dreadful "what if" you can't get out of your head.5 days ago
Today's post looks at Scarlett and her experiences with sound! Some she loves some she hates, just like everyone else, we all have a specific taste. Does sound ever become a problem to your child? Do they get overloaded? Struggle to function with nightmare soundscapes? Meltdowns at party's?
If any of this applies to you then there might be some information in this post that could assist you with your own child.
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Does your child bang on things? Or display any other sensory issues in relation to touch and their hands? Scarlett has been a lean mean banging machine for many years. Finally, I have found a solution. Please follow the link to find out more :)
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