Surrey Place Centre’s Blind – Low Vision Early Intervention Program provides early intervention support to children birth to age 6 with a diagnosed visual impairment.
This family-centred service provides supports to children and their families in natural settings including the home and early learning settings. The goal of the service is to mitigate the risks of the visual impairment on the child’s development. Vision is the primary information gathering sense for sighted children, therefore, as much as 80% of early social interactions, materials and physical environments are visually based and do not focus on tactile and auditory development essential for children who are visually impaired. Intervention provided through the Blind – Low Vision program will assist the families and caregivers in providing opportunities that support the development of all the senses for optimized learning.