Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment

Vision UK launches updated resource for families of children with vision impairment

4 October 2019

Improved support for parents and families of newly diagnosed children with vision impairment was unveiled during the British & Irish Paediatric Opthamology & Strabisimus Association (BIPOSA) conference earlier today (4 October 2019). Starting Point, a leaflet that can be given to families at the point of diagnosis, has been redesigned to help signpost parents to appropriate resources and professionals, while

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Government Review into Support for Children and Young People with SEND

6 September 2019
Source: Council for disabled children

The government has today announced a major new review into support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The review is designed to improve services for disabled children and young people and their families. The review aims to evaluate the impact of these reforms, and to identify improvements. Too often disabled children and those with

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AOP: Why an eye examination should make the back to school checklist

15 August 2019

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is urging parents to add an eye test to their back to school checklist. More common ‘to do’s’ such as a new uniform, pencil case, haircut, school shoes may seem enough but an eye test is one vital, but often overlooked, check that can make a lasting impact. More than one in 10 children, in

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Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee announces appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

Vision UK logo

8 August 2019
Source: Vision UK

The Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Cook as the new Chair and John Milligan as the Vice-Chair of the committee. Jenny, who is Director of Wishgranting at Make a Wish UK previously worked for Guide Dogs as Head of Strategy and Research and chaired the

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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: ‘It’s too late’. Is it really? Considerations for amblyopia treatment in older children

20 June 2019
Source: Theraputic Advances in Ophthalmology

Marianne E.F. Piano   Anita J. Simmers In recent years, media coverage has demonstrated instances in which families of children aged 7 and older, newly diagnosed with strabismic and/or anisometropic amblyopia through community eyecare services, were told it was ‘too late’ for their child to effectively respond to conventional amblyopia treatment (occlusion or atropine penalisation). Formal guidance pertaining to binocular

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Survey on the experiences of children and young people on childhood

28 May 2019
Source: National Children's Bureau

National Children’s Bureau are delighted to be working in partnership with the British Academy to gather the views and experiences of children and young people on Childhood. The British Academy are conducting a wide ranging review of policy and research across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to understand the impact of policy development of children and young people’s experiences

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LGA: Improving children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing

23 May 2019
Source: LGA

Findings from the LGA’s peer learning programme. The LGA’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Peer Learning Programme looked at how to prioritise early help and free up acute care for the most vulnerable in order to achieve change; supporting councils and their local partners to learn from each other, and from other councils across the country.

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Volunteers required for ICC UK, International Camp

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8 May 2019
Source: VICTA

Be part of a fantastic volunteering opportunity and join Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA) as we support young adults on this unique international camp. VICTA is excited to be bringing the only international camp for students with a vision impairment to the UK. The International Camp on Communication and Computers (ICC) unites young people (16-22) from over 15 countries,

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Public Health England and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society launch e-learning module for child vision screening

24 April 2019
Source: Public Health England/BIOS

PHE and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society today launch e-learning module for child vision screening The Child Vision Screening e-learning module aims of this resource are to assist child vision screeners carry out their roles. It: • is used as part of the initial training if they are new to this role • enables child vision screeners to meet

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