The School for the Blind, amongst other services, offers psychological and counselling services not only to persons with visual impairment but to their families as well. These include:
- Individual attention is given each child, with regular follow-up sessions, which include to cooperation with the child, the educators and other persons involved in each particular case, so as to prevent or deal with any issues that arise.
- Evaluation and development of an Individual Educational Programme, where necessary.
- Cooperation with the teacher in charge for the training of the child prior to his/her integration into the mainstream system.
- Informing and supporting the school prior to the integration of the child.
- Psychological support for the child and his/her family during the trial period of pre-integration.
- These children are supported by a multidisciplinary team with the aim of preventing and confronting issues that arise at any time during their attendance at mainstream schools.
- Counselling and psychological support provided for all members of the family.
- Assessment of the learning and psychological needs of the child, either upon the request of the District Committee or whenever it is deemed necessary.
- Cooperation with and referrals to other services such as Social Services, Educational Psychology, Child Psychiatry Departments, Hospitals, etc.
- Early Intervention:Applied by a multidisciplinary team within the family framework on the birth of a child wiht Visual Impairment.
- Development of life skills icnluding team work activities with the aim of developing skills necessary for the social integration of individuals with VI.