BiographyFiona Broadley has worked for the last 30 years exclusively teaching mobility and independent living skills to children and young people with vision impairments, many of whom have additional needs.
As the Chair of Habilitation VIUK (formerly MISE) she assisted in the gathering of research for the Mobility21 Project, which ultimately led to the creation of the National Quality Standards for the delivery of Habilitation Training and the creation of the new profession of Habilitation Specialist. She also introduced the standardisation of qualifications and the National Register of Qualified Habilitation Specialists. no longer Chair, she remains active on the HabVIUK Executive.
She heads a team of Registered Qualified Habilitation Specialists, all of whom have contributed to the ideas and practice found within this book. She also lectures to student Habilitation Specialists at Birmingham City University and with her team delivers the Habilitation Elements of the training for Specialist Teachers of the Visually Impaired at the University of Birmingham.
She lives in, not so rural, Warwickshire with her family and the school Buddy Dog, Griff.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Specialist Lecturer in Habilitation at Birmingham City University on the BSC Habilitation Work Top Up degree
Specialist Lecturer in Habilitation at University of Birmingham on the Vision Impairment Masters Qualification for Teachers of children and young people with vision impairments
Walking with Griff, Buddy dog, crochet, reading and watching football