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Case Study | Magic Carpet in a Primary School

Case Study | Magic Carpet in a Primary School

Sensory Guru has worked closely in partnership with local primary school, St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School in Hartfield, East Sussex, to develop Magic Carpet content specifically for younger mainstream students. Emma Maltby, headteacher at the...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Eye care myths

Eye Gaze Essentials | Eye care myths

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility, spoke to us about some of the common eye care myths she has encountered and whether there is any substance to them. "I don't think you'll be able to test their eyes" One of the key messages...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Diagnostic overshadowing

Eye Gaze Essentials | Diagnostic overshadowing

What is diagnostic overshadowing? Diagnostic overshadowing can occur when health professionals attribute a person’s symptoms to their learning disability without exploring other factors, such as biological determinants.  Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare, Clinical Lead...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Sight test essentials

Eye Gaze Essentials | Sight test essentials

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility details sight test essentials, the things Optometrists test and look out for during a sight test with someone who has complex needs. Level of detail The classic one that we all think about...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Environment and lighting essentials

Eye Gaze Essentials | Environment and lighting essentials

Lee Blemings, Sensory Guru and Lisa Donaldson, SeeAbility, spoke about environment and lighting essentials. They discussed how the environment can impact a child's ability to access the classroom and what steps can be taken to optimise the environment for access and...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Cerebral Visual Impairment

Eye Gaze Essentials | Cerebral Visual Impairment

Around 30 - 40% of the special school population have some degree of cerebral visual impairment (CVI). Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility spoke to us about what this means, how it can affect the vision and how to put strategies...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Vision tips for parents and educators

Eye Gaze Essentials | Vision tips for parents and educators

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility shares her vision tips for parents and educators whose children have neurodevelopmental impairments. SeeAbility model of eye care The Royal College of Paediatricians guidelines state that...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Routine standard for eye care

Eye Gaze Essentials | Routine standard for eye care

Routine standard for eye care In this installment of Eye Gaze Essentials, we ask Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility - What is the routine standard for eye care?  And what should we all be looking to do? Lisa explains what...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Fixation and saccades

Eye Gaze Essentials | Fixation and saccades

What are fixations and saccades? In the world of eye tracking, alot of time is spent looking at fixations and saccades. Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare, Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility explains what they are and the difference between them. Lisa also discusses...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Future of engagement

Eye Gaze Essentials | Future of engagement

We chat to Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare, Clinical Lead Optometrist at SeeAbility about some of the limitations of the existing clinically validated vision tests, when trying to engage individuals and assess their vision. Lisa discusses the future of engagement in...

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