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
> Advice for parents of visually impaired children from a visually impaired teen
> Requesting help and shopping
> Organising your home
> Cooking using a hob
> Organising clothes
> Getting dressed
> Exercise ideas
> Activity ideas
> Action songs for young children
> Guess the animal sound game
> Learn your British Coins
> Advice about meal times
> Daily Living Skills
> Henshaws Life Hacks
> How iPhone 12's Lidar and AI help me navigate the street as a blind person
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