Welcome

PENTAX ImageAbout this site
From 1993 to my retirement in 2015 (see below*), I was one of the few speech and language therapists specialising in the support of people who have visual impairment.

I set up this website when I was practising, in order to share my experience as widely as possible. There is a variety of material here, all of which can be accessed free of charge. It is available on 3 pages, as follows.

1. Communication in visually impaired children
On this page I provide a range of articles for those who are interested in the communication skills of children who have visual impairment. The material is also likely to be of interest to those concerned with adults who have visual impairment and additional disabilities.

2. Profiling the communication skills of visually impaired children
Here I provide an approach to compiling a profile of a child’s communication skills. It is designed particularly for use with children who have visual impairment and additional disabilities, but is also applicable to adults. The menu is supported by a variety of other documents which describe my approach and provide guidelines for use.

3. Children with visual impairment and autism
This page carries material for those who are interested in children who have both
visual impairment and an autism spectrum condition. An important feature is the
link to freely available guidance for practitioners. The material is also likely to be of interest to those concerned with adults who have visual impairment and autism.

* Since retiring, I have become a volunteer Ambassador for Send a Cow. For a little more information about this charity, please go to my Send a Cow page. This will open in a new tab.