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Gateways Summer Institute

Using a holistic theme-based approach offers a multitude of rich learning opportunities to ensure
children with vision impairment can participate in an accessible and meaningful literacy experience. The workshop aims to equip the practitioner with many creative ideas, resources and activities to support delivery of a multi-sensory approach to literacy. Popular children’s stories will inspire, including Harry Potter and the well loved Kentucky children’s story, Otis... each embracing the development of:

  • Concept and language skills
  • Tactile discrimination skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Book and story skills
  • Use of functional vision

Following on from the ‘Creative Cues Workshop, a fun, creative and practical ‘Make and Take’ session will offer the opportunity to create, make and take some resources based on the stories shared. We will have fun developing and creating resources from cardboard boxes, Lazy Susan’s, IKEA hangers, shiny paper plus our own ingenuity!

A simple step by step framework will be explained to support the core understanding of the development of visual skills. Each visual skill will be explained along with the goal for development in each case. It will include demonstrations of how to develop each skill; ideas and activities to support the practitioner in planning targeted interventions and the observation points to consider. A wide range of resources for each visual skill and how to use them will form the main practical, interactive nature of this workshop.

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