I needed a way to help the youngest students (and their parents) prepare to come to low vision clinic. A story was born. This story offers a simple look at what to expect at the clinic visit. When the appointment is made I send the referring TVI or COMS a copy that they can read with the child. The book is then left with the family to read, hopefully multiple times before the appointment.
Marjorie Rhodes, TVI
New Mexico School f/t Blind and Visually Impaired
Low Vision Clinic Consultant
- There is a pocket attached in the front of the book to hold items for the child to match/ Velcro attach on appropriate pages.
- A pirate-style eye patch is also included.
Here is a description of the pages that I included in the book.
Cover page: a picture of our outside sign, the first thing they’ll see when they get to clinic.
Page 1: Today, we’re going to visit the Low Vision Clinic (picture of sign to match)
Page 2: There’s friendly Dr. M
Page 3: …and a big room with many cool things!
Page 4: Dr. M will look at my eyes.
Page 5: We’ll play games. (I’ll be a pirate, YAAAAR!) (eye patch enclosed for child to wear)
Page 6: She’ll use some special tools to see my eyes.
Page 7: Just looking….There are NO eye-drops!
Page 8: I can see the shape pictures….
Page 9: square, circle, apple, house (LEA symbol shapes to match)
Page 10: I see the little girl! (Hiding Heidi face to match)
Page 11: The big people will talk and ask questions.
Page 12: We’re all finished. Goodbye, Dr. M!
Back cover: contact information