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Response to questions on Visual Guidance
Following issue of 'SpLDs and Visual Difficulties a Guide for Assessors and SpLD practitioners' SASC has compiled a response to questions received.
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A number of concerns and questions have arisen following the publication of this new guidance. Although the authors tried to anticipate some of these questions in Appendix 3 of the guidance (FAQs in screening, referral and making recommendations) the following FAQs provide further discussion and clarification of the issues raised.

It is not at all surprising that the new guidance has aroused concerns and questions. It does represent a significant shift from previous professional guidance on the screening, assessment and identification of ‘visual stress' within a diagnostic assessment for a specific learning difficulty. The new guidance essentially seeks to advise practitioners that to ensure the safety of clients regarding their vision, a brake had to be applied to diverse and under-scrutinised assessment practice.

This response paper can be downloaded from our website.  

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