Learn what a Qualified Teacher of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (QTVI) is and how they can support you throughout your education.Find out more about 'What is a QTVI?'
A Guide to the Professionals
If supporting blind or partially sighted child or young person in mainstream education, you may be wondering what other professionals may be involved in their education.
We have a range of profiles on the key people that may be involved in their education. There are two main specialists are Qualified Teachers of Children and Young people with Vision Impairment (QTVIs) and habilitation specialists
You can find out what is available from your local authority via their ‘local offer’ pages. These can be found on their website including any SEND specific careers advice they provide. Every local authority in England must have a local offer, but how specialist support is arranged differs from area to area so it is important to contact vision impairment specialist teams listed directly to find out more.
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Find out the important information about what a Habilitation/Rehabilitation specialist is and how they can support you in your education.Find out more about 'What is a Habilitation Specialist?'
Learn more about the key facts surrounding vision impairment and get a better understanding of what it can be like to have various sight conditions.Find out more about 'Understanding Vision Impairment'
Get informative and useful resources to help you support blind and partially sighted students to transition from school to further education/employment.Find out more about 'Transitioning on From Secondary School'
A range of information and resources to help professionals effectively support blind and partially sighted students in mainstream education.Find out more about 'Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted Students in Mainstream Education'