Education for Children
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The early years are crucial for children's development, and it can be difficult to know what to do if your child struggles to communicate their sensory needs.
Find out what support is available in schools for children with vision impairment and what questions to ask before choosing a school for your child.
An introduction to provision for children and young people with vision impairment
Most children and young people with vision impairment (VI) are educated in mainstream schools and colleges where their needs can be met by having a team of people around them working closely together. This team will include the family, mainstream staff and relevant specialist professionals.
When a child has multiple or complex needs, extra support may be needed to help them access education and reach their potential.