A strong child and a great council visual team

Girl holding ra reading bookI feel I need to share this with you all. My daughter was diagnosed with aniridia at 6 months old and has grown from strength to strength. She is now 6 years old and each day she surprises me with something new.

School was my biggest fear but it turns out I have a fab team behind me supporting and encouraging her each day. The Visual team at North East Derbyshire have been there since the first day of nursery. Over the past 2 years they have called in on her at school every month without fail to:

  • hold training sessions with all the teacher’s in the school so they are aware of who she is and how to help.
  • bring her new equipment
  • update her books

Next year my little girl goes to junior school but again the visual team have got things in motion. They are introducing tablets and laptops to support her. In juniors they work from the interactive whiteboard and she can’t see what is on them as the contrast is poor. Therefore the tablets and laptops can be linked to the whiteboard and make it easier for her to see the work she needs to do, because they are placed at her workstation.

So for those parents that have kids just starting school, please don’t worry your child is stronger than you think and make sure you get a great visual team behind you xx

Posted by Debbie, originally on the Aniridic Family Facebook group.

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About Aniridia Network UK

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. Registered as a charity in 2011 with HMRC reference XT26830
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2 Responses to A strong child and a great council visual team

  1. Chris Booth says:

    I work for sight support derbyshire – I’d be interested in hearing more

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