Introduction course for supporting children and young people with brain related vision difficulties including Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI).

This course runs 3 times per year. 

Next events: 

  • Thursday 16 June 2022: details to be confirmed

About the course

This course is for professionals, parents and carers supporting children and young people with brain related vision difficulties including CVI. 

These difficulties impact on how children and young people visually process information. Children and young people with brain related vision difficulties and CVI can experience problems with accessing aspects of the curriculum and completing everyday tasks.  

Often these children and young people have good vision when measured on a letter or picture chart but may not meet the Sensory Support Service criteria for the involvement from the Vision Support Team 

Aims of the course

This course aims to recommend strategies that can make a difference to these pupils' access to the curriculum and inclusion. 

It will help participants:

  • to gain an understanding of brain related vision difficulties and their causes
  • to understand the implications of brain related vision difficulties in completing daily activities and accessing the curriculum
  • to learn practical strategies to support access, participation and inclusion 

Who will benefit from this course 

This course will benefit:

  • teaching assistants who support a pupil with brain related vision difficulties and CVI
  • SENCos and class teachers who would like to widen their understanding of brain related vision difficulties and CVI
  • educational practitioners  
  • parents and carers 
  • other professionals with an interest in this area  

Cost and how to apply

The course costs: 

  • £20 for professionals, or
  • £35 for two people from the same organisation
  • £10 for parents or carers 

Closing date for applications is 10 March 2022.

To apply, fill in the document CVI course application form (76 KB)  and email it to alison.nicols@bristol.gov.uk

Contact us
Sensory Support Service
Elmfield House
Greystoke Avenue
Westbury-on-Trym
BS10 6AY

Phone: 0117 903 8442
Text: 07810 506 669
Email: sensorysupportservice@bristol.gov.uk