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Tudor Rose Building, 1 Prebend Street
London N1 8RE

020 7704 8127

Habilitation

Habilitation for the Visually Impaired and Blind

What is Habilitation training?

Habilitation training is one-to-one training for children and young people with a vision impairment. Training begins with existing skills and then aims to develop the child’s personal mobility, navigation and independent living skills.

 

Habilitation can support young people

  • to achieve their potential with independent living
  • to achieve their potential with independent travel and mobility
  • to develop emotional well being, self confidence and self esteem
  • to achieve the maximum degree of social inclusion
  • to use specialist tools and aids to mobility and independent living

 

Who else benefits from Habilitation training?

The aim of habilitation training is to ensure all who work with or support the child or young person with a visual impairment are provided with the correct information, guidance and support necessary to enable them to take an active role.

 

Environments where training will take place

  • Education (Nurseries, Primary, Secondary, College, University)
  • Public (Travel, Social, Leisure)
  • Home (Living skills) 

 

Useful Information Sheets

 > Taxicard

Resources

 > Advice for parents of visually impaired children from a visually impaired teen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbrtLkA3bjU

 > Requesting help and shopping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTsaWYVeeDg

 > Organising your home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfxdueHzXE0

 > Cooking using a hob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR06VqjZtOc

 > Organising clothes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYHvCiKZqBQ

 > Getting dressed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RskzByj_ix8

 > Exercise ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saw8nD6lOeY

 > Activity ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekSpPVAh-6E

> Action songs for young children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2SowzZ7vOo

 > Guess the animal sound game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6wZHUDCUg

 > Learn your British Coins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnrHLsHOVgM 

> Advice about meal times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wItdcXJ1deo