Harriet Dunn, Paediatric Eye Clinic Liasison Officer, RNIB/ Alder Hey Hospital
There are a small number of paediatric ECLO’s in the UK and the work is varied. I will begin by providing an overview of the paediatric ECLO. This will be followed by a discussion on how I support the unique needs of those identified as deaf-blind. An important aspect of this role involves signposting to appropriate needs specific services in the local area. I will provide an insight into how this is achieved.
I am a part-time paediatric ECLO at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. My role involves supporting the needs of children and young people identified as having visual impairment and other needs. I have a special interest in supporting those who are deaf-blind, due to my own lived-experiences. I’m also a final year PhD researcher, exploring teacher trainees’ experiences of working with pupils identified as having VI. In my free time, I play cricket with the UK Women’s Visually Impaired Cricket Team. I am passionate about ensuring children and young people with a range of needs have access to the most appropriate support to live life to the full.