Independent living skills

Habilitation

Gwynedd and Anglesey ALN&I Service has a Qualified Habilitation Specialist (QHS).  The leaflet explains the following: 

    What is ‘Habilitation?
    • Mobility, Orientation and Independent Living Skills (ILS)
  • Why Habilitation?
  • The Qualified Habilitation Specialist (QHS)
  • Transitions

See the 'Resources' section at the end of the page to download the Habilitation information leaflet.

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It is important for pupils with a visual impairment to develop skills which promote them to be as independent as possible in the future. Here are some useful ideas.

 

1. Equipment. Useful and adapted equipment to aid independence in the links below

https://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/

https://shop.rnib.org.uk/

 

2. Cooking skills. Here are some useful links and videos.

Videos:

Links: (General cooking skills)

 

3. Dressing skills. Links with advice about independent dressing skills and organisation.

Videos:

Links:

 

4. Self-care, household and hygiene

Links:

 

Resources

    • Name: Habilitation Information Leaflet - Developing independence for children with vision impairments.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: This information leaflet covers the following - What is ‘Habilitation’ (Mobility, Orientation and Independent Living Skills (ILS))?; Why Habilitation?; The Qualified Habilitation Specialist (QHS); Transitions
    • Welsh version: Pamffled Symuded a Sefydlu - Datblygu annibyniaeth i blant gyda nam golwg
    • Name: iPad and iPhone Accessibility.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: There are many ways to make the iPad or iPhone more accessible for the pupils with vision impairments - how to magnify/Zoom, use large Font, 'voice-over and useful apps for ‘accessibility’.
    • Welsh version: Hygyrchedd iPad ac iPhone
    • Name: Hygyrchedd iPad ac iPhone.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae llawer o ffyrdd i wneud yr iPad neu iPhone yn haws i ddefnyddio ar gyfer ddisgyblion nam golwg, ac yn gyffredinol - sut i chwyddo'r sgrin, defnyddio ffont mawr, 'voice-over' ac apiau defnyddiol ar gyfer 'hygyrchedd'.
    • English version: iPad and iPhone Accessibility
    • Name: Pamffled Symuded a Sefydlu - Datblygu annibyniaeth i blant gyda nam golwg.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae'r pamffled hwn yn cynnwys y canlynol - Beth yw Symudedd a Sefydlu (Habilitation) (Symudedd, Cyfeiriadedd a Sgiliau Byw yn Annibynnol); Pam Symudedd a Sefydlu? Y Swyddog Symudedd a Sefydlu Cymwys; Trosglwyddiadau
    • English version: Habilitation Information Leaflet - Developing independence for children with vision impairments