Family Support Services
These services include the involvement of a Family Support Worker who will help you understand your child’s diagnosis and help you make an informed decision about support services for your child. The program provides education and support so that parents can encourage the healthy development of their child.
The Family Support Worker will assess for the family’s mental, emotional, social, recreational, spiritual, and financial needs and provide counseling, accordingly.
Intervention services are offered by Early Childhood Vision Consultants (ECVC) who have specialized training in early childhood blindness/low vision.
The consultant teaches you how to support your child’s development in these areas:
- Intentional movement (orientation and mobility)
- Motor skills (e.g., rolling, reaching, crawling, walking, and use of hands to explore objects)
- Daily living skills (e.g., eating, dressing, toileting)
- Concept development (e.g., identify objects, their use, and qualities)
- Social and emotional development
- Language and communication development
- How to make the most of residual vision
When a child enters an early learning and care setting, our Vision Consultants will help the staff learn how to support your child.