Education

Here you can find lists of strategies which can be helpful for children and young people with Usher syndrome, along with quotes from children and young people to illustrate how and why these strategies are needed.

Every child or young person is affected differently. These lists are not exhaustive, nor is every strategy going to be relevant for every child. The purpose of these lists is to give professionals who may be new to working with a child or young person with Usher syndrome an overview of the range of strategies and input which can be helpful at different stages.

It is vital to work closely with the child or young person and their family to find the strategies which match their current needs and preferences, and then tailor them to create child-specific practical guidance for education professionals to follow.

Practical adaptations to the environment can make a big difference in making a space safe and accessible for a learner with Usher syndrome.

Strategies to minimise sensory fatigue are vital to enable children and young people to be able to engage with all the opportunities and learning within and outside school.

Acquiring skills empowers the child or young person by giving them access
to tools and strategies to access the things which are important to them, and has a positive effect on their social and emotional wellbeing.

There are lots of practical strategies which can be used to help make sure that a child or young person with Usher syndrome can access all the information and opportunities in school.

Access the videos below to find information for families about EHCPs and education provisions for supporting children and young people with Usher syndrome.

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