Over the last year, Visibility has supported a 9 year old boy called Adam. As a baby, Adam suffered a stroke in the womb which left him with a weakness in his lower and left visual fields, so he grew up feeling disorientated and lost in unfamiliar environments.
Laura, Visibility’s Rehabilitation Practitioner, stepped in to help Adam learn some useful scanning techniques so he could navigate effectively, and ultimately avoid danger and increase his independence.
Adam was the youngest person that Laura had taught to use these scanning techniques, so it was time for some creative thinking! Instead of brightly coloured post-it notes dotted around the walls of his house, Laura cut out several Marvel superheroes which she used as scanning tools to focus Adam’s attention during their training sessions.
With help from Laura, his parents, teachers, and Superheroes like Captain America, Adam is now more comfortable in new situations and he is able to get around confidently without the fear of bumping into objects or other hazards. Adam’s school is expanding with a new building soon, and he will be given extra support during this transition.
Adam’s Mum said; ‘Laura’s interaction with Adam and the rest of the family was extremely natural and comfortable and we’re very privileged to have been part of the programme Visibility offered.’
This Christmas you can make sure nobody feels lost, like Adam did, by supporting our Superhero appeal. There are lots of ways you can be a Superhero;
• Text “VISY23 £5” to 70070 to donate £5
• Call us on 0141 332 4632 to make a donation over the phone
• Send a cheque to Visibility with the address “Superhero Appeal, Visibility, 2 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BW.”
• Click the big red Donate button at the top of this page to donate online now!
You will be helping the many children and adults with sight loss across the West of Scotland that use Visibility’s services, just like Adam. Thank you for your support.