Getting support from professionals for your VI child: who does what

If you think your child has a sight problem you can get help from many different professional people.

You may want to find out:

  • if your child has a visual impairment
  • what condition they have
  • what this means
  • what treatment might help
  • where you can get more advice and help
  • how to support your child’s learning and development
  • how your child will be supported in school

Each professional you see will specialise in a different aspect of your child’s care. You can get help with your child’s:

  • health
  • development
  • mobility and independence
  • welfare
  • education

Because you know your child so well, you can help the professionals to understand your child’s needs. This will help them give your child the right care.


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