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PE1: AWARD WINNING Positive Looking 1 – our flagship product


‘Positive Looking – development of visual skills programme’

NASEN AWARD for Inspiring Publication – making a real difference to children with SEND – 2017

Positive Eye’s flagship product is an easy to use guide that offers a comprehensive framework to help support and develop a child’s visual skills. It has recently been expanded and updated to include a section on Independent Living Skills. Positive Looking 1 concerns the motor visual skills associated with optical functioning including Awareness, Attention, Fixation, Tracking and Scanning.

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Product Description

Why use Positive Looking?

  • Easy to understand
  • Gives straightforward instructions and targets
  • States clearly what to look for and how to chart progress
  • Observations are simple to track and evaluate

Watch the video about how a Service for VI have used Positive Looking across their  Local Authority special schools.

You can download the case study and a step by step guide to how Yvonne Smith, lead teacher for VI for Bradford, implements a strategic approach to using Positive Looking across all local authority special schools.



Benefits of Positive Looking

  • Practitioners in schools have improved understanding of children’s vision
  • Practitioners can pinpoint the child’s vision needs and deliver appropriate targeted interventions
  • Offers a whole school consistent approach to embedding vision targets within children’s daily curriculum
  • Practitioners can work with children and also map their development at the same time

The programme is suitable to support children from birth upwards. It can be adjusted according to age and ability and incorporated into a child’s personal learning plan
It is designed for and widely used by specialist practitioners.

Positive Looking includes:

  • An overview of visual skill development
  • Ideas and visual skills activities
  • Examples of planned intervention sessions
  • Suggested goals, materials and resources
  • A framework for monitoring and evaluating progress
  • Photographs of resources and activities

Practical training available on request – contact us

Courses on how to get the most from Positive Looking 1 and 2 are also available.


“In the last three years since Positive Looking has become a part of the syllabus in Bradford schools, I have noticed not only improvements in the development of the children, but an increased confidence amongst teaching staff, and more accurate reporting of progress.” – Rachel Pilling, Ophthalmologist

“I don’t know why everyone in the country isn’t using Positive Looking. In my opinion every special school should have a copy.”  – Yvonne Smith, Advisory Teacher for Children with VI and additional complex needs, Bradford

“Positive Looking provides everything you need in a simple, straightforward system that would take years to develop yourself.” – Teacher of the Visually Impaired, North England

‘I use Positive Looking 1 weekly with a child with very complex health needs who has frequent admissions to GOSH. Her hospital teacher has remarked on how well she is now using her vision- a child who was thought to have no useful sight. Positive Looking has enabled me to deliver a bespoke programme which is fun – and works!’ Teacher of VI, South England