Developmental Journal for visual impairment

Boy with glasses getting help by teacherAt the heart of the Developmental Journal for visual impairment is a set of charts that families use to record what their child is able to do, as time passes and they learn new things.

The journal is for parents, for children and for professionals who work with young children. It's a tool to help families track and understand development in their child and it supports partnership working - in particular, the sharing of information between families and the professionals they meet.

Developmental Journal for babies and children with visual impairment

Developmental Journal for babies and children with visual impairment - Overview

Developmental Journal for babies and children with visual impairment - Getting Stuck?

Developmental Journal for babies and children with visual impairment - Activity Cards

Developmental Journal for babies and children with visual impairment - Introduction

Development journal visual impairment - course description

Contents of the journal

Young boy next to computer

The Developmental journal for babies and children with visual impairment is a comprehensive pack consisting of:

  • Introduction

An explanation of what the material is for and how to use it. We recommend you read this first.

  • A set of development booklets (stages 1 to 5)

These describe typical patterns of development for young children with visual impairment in five main areas of development: communication, social-emotional, play and learning, movement and mobility, and self-care.

  • Developmental profile

Used to summarise what a child is doing, based on information collected in stages 1-5.

  • Record of developing vision

A booklet to support activity to improve vision and chart progress.

  • Overview of development

A booklet about the development of young children with a visual impairment and advice about toys, materials and strategies for helping.

  • Getting stuck?

More ideas for you and your child if things aren't progressing in the way expected.

  • Glossary

Terms used in the journal.

  • Activity cards (stage 1 to 5)

Ideas for things to do to help a child's development.

  • Developing vision activity cards

Activities to support vision.

  • Visual environment and visual materials cards

Suggestions about resources to help children with different levels of sight.

 

 

 

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