Additional Support Needs – Find a Service
Additional Support Needs – Find a Service Parents of children and young people with additional support needs will now benefit from a new map of services which covers all of Scotland and allows them to pinpoint exactly what is in their area. The map, which features 20 different categories of 1,000 education, access to education and family support services, has been put together and will be maintained by Enquire. The development of the map was one of 21 recommendations from the strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. The final report from the review, The Right Help at the right time and right place, published in November 2012, highlighted the “fight” some parents faced to obtain help and
Use of overlays to help improve children’s reading.
A number of students say the benefit from the use overlays to help with reading. There are a number of Opticians in the Edinburgh Area who carry out this work.
Most of them charge up to £50:00 for this service to identify a coloured overlay.
If using these opticians please inform us or give them the details of the school, email and address. The opticians will then try and send us back a copy of the test results.
If an overlay is required we will provide them for the student, however they must come from the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians (IOO.) Telephone: 020 7608 6800.
Note: There are practitioners who have suggested the use of a peach overlay. This colour is not recognised by the IOO so we would not be able to provide that.
List of Opticians.
|Ballantyne and Goldie||Davidson’s Mains 70 Main Street, Edinburgh||0131 336 4764|
|Downes Opticians Leith.||2 N Junction St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 6HN||0131 553 5358|
|Birrell and Rainfords||15 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NG 0131 226 7833||0131 226 7833|