Mary Kitzinger Trust Workshop - 10th June 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Mary Kitzinger Trust workshop entitled “Needs and support for families of children with visual impairment.”

The workshops are aimed at professionals who work with children and young people with visual impairment (including psychologists, specialist teachers, researchers and health professionals). The cost for attending is £20 (students/retired £10). This includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch.

Please find below the programme and registration details.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop on Saturday 10th June 2017.

Elena and Rebecca



10.00am                Registration and coffee

10.25am                Welcome

10.40am                Hanna Sakki, PhD Candidate, UCL Institute of Child Health & Dr Naomi Dale, Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Reader in Paediatric Neurodisability, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Child Health

Presentation: Parenting stress in mothers of children with severe and profound vision impairment: findings from the OPTIMUM project and implications for practice’

11.05am                Dr John Harris, Head of Research and Public Affairs at Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) and Jude Thompson, Education and Quality Director, RSBC 

Presentation: ‘From theory to practice in work with families of children with vision impairment’ 

11.45am                Michelle Fontaine, Astrid Jones, Marietta Arampatzi, Family Engagement Workers, RSBC

Presentation: 'Challenges and opportunities arising from work with families of children with vision impairment'

12.20pm                 Lunch

1.00pm                   Jean Cavanagh, Family Support Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Presentation: ‘The role of the family support specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital’

1.40pm                   Dr Peter Burke, Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work, University of Hull

Presentation: ‘Disability by Association: The experience of siblings of children with disabilities’

2.20pm                   Jackie Osborne, Specialist Advisory Teacher (Visual Impairment), Hertfordshire 

Presentation: ‘What matters to me’: Priorities for education services supporting children and families with a visual impairment.

3.00pm                   Brief closing comments (followed by coffee for those who want to stay on and network)

The deadline for registration has passed



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