Olga Miller is Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Human Development at the Institute of Education, London. She is a Course Leader and Ofsted Inspector, and has written many books on visual needs. She works part-time for the RNIB.
Section 1 - The development of vision; What is vision? How does it work? Vision and learning; Section 2 - What can go wrong? The eye (simple introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the eye); Who does what in vision services; Visual assessment - why, how and so what! Common eye conditions - refractive errors, some global conditions such as albinism; Section 3 - The Family; Helping your child - encouraging exploration, using touch and hearing, making the most of low vision; Family support groups - getting to grips with the system; Section 4 - The School; The classroom - a vision-friendly environment? Support for curriculum access; Presenting learning materials; Aids and adaptations; Section 5 - Growing Up; Mobility and independence; Social and emotional needs