Early Childhood Intervention: Module Three – The Professionals

The “V” Professionals

Vision Consultant

Vision consultants (Fig. 1) are trained to work with children with vision impairments and their families, on a one-on-one basis. Vision consultants make sure that children with vision impairments receive the aid and programs they need. They work with eye-doctors, teachers and principals, parents, and with orientation and mobility consultants to assist the child and family. For children ages 4 and up, the BC Ministry of Education provides information to describe visual impairments and the funding a child may get  for special needs support. In British Columbia, vision consultants work with school districts, with provincial health centres like Sunny Hill and BC Children’s Hospital, and with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (the Children’s Low Vision Project).

Figure 1. Vision consultant

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