An interview is based on several discussions with the child and his/her parents/carers. In most countries the child's parents are met and thus detailed information about the child's development is available. Much of that information is also documented in the child's medical history. The interview questionnaire needs to be modified in each country to cover the questions that are found to be important.

If you function as a peripatetic/vision teacher, interviews with the therapists, teacher(s) and the headteacher of a child in integrated/ mainstream education are important in evaluation of the supportive functions and attitudes. The low vision child's functions in the class room and in extra curricular activities, as well as the social status of the child among his/her peers need to be discussed with the teacher(s). A good interview with the child's teacher(s) is tailor made to correspond the child's school situation.

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