Social & Independent Living Skills

Presented by Lewis Shaw, Royal Blind pupil | 2 minutes

Learning about cooking and gaining practical skills in the kitchen can make a young person with vision impairment much more independent.

Presented by Royal Blind School | 5 minutes

Being blind, or having a vision impairment, can have a significant impact on the life of a young person. But there are many ways they can remain in control, particularly in the kitchen, where organization is key.

Presented by Royal Blind School | 3 minutes

Clothing care is an important life skill that may be over-looked when young people with vision impairment are growing up. In this video a pupil with vision impairment demonstrate how to iron safely.

Besides the many soft skills that Outdoor Learning allows young people with vision impairment to develop, there are many practical skills, and qualifications that can be achieved. This resource details an outdoor learning programme used at the Royal Blind School.

For a child and young person with a vision impairment it is really important they develop the skills required to meet the demands of everyday life.

Presented by Royal Blind School | 5 minutes

For a child and young person with a vision impairment it is really important they develop the skills required to meet the demands of everyday life. In this How To video a Home Economics teacher from The Royal Blind School demonstrates how to make a toasted cheese sandwich with one of their pupils. From watching this video you will learn what equipment and techniques are used to teach pupils this independent living skill.

Presented by Mary Siggs | 3 minutes

A vision impairment may affect communication skills in a number of ways. This video will provide you with some tips for when you are in a social situation with a young person who is blind or partially sighted.

Presented by Aine Murphy | 5 minutes

Mindfulness can have a big impact on the lives of pupils with Vision Impairment and Complex Needs. Not just in class time, but outside class in their home life. It can teach young people strategies to become more aware of how their breathing can be used to calm down in moments of stress.