Advancing the development & wellbeing of children with vision impairment
Due to the national situation
with coronavirus, we will be postponing the workshop and will be aiming to hold
the same workshop theme and speakers in the autumn and will send you a new date
as soon as feasible. If you are already registered for the workshop you will be
advised at the earliest opportunity when we will be holding the workshop and we
will maintain your registration.
Meanwhile on behalf of the
Trustees can I take the opportunity of wishing you and your families well.
Naomi Dale Dr
Chair of Trustees of the Mary
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Mary Kitzinger Trust workshop:
‘Innovations in Research and Practice in Cerebral Visual Impairment’
Mary Kitzinger Trust workshops are for professionals who work with children and young people with vision impairment (including psychologists, specialist teachers, researchers, health professionals, habilitation specialists and those working in the charity sector).
This workshop has been designed to focus on research and practice aspects related to cerebral visual impairment (CVI). We have invited experts in the field to present a diverse range of topics, including classification, prevalence, assessment, classroom strategies and understanding the complexities around CVI (see below for the provisional list of speakers). There will be dedicated time for open discussion and delegates will have the opportunity to network with others throughout the day.
The cost for attending the workshop is £25 (students/retired £15) this includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch.
Please find below the programme and registration details.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop on Saturday 25th April 2020.
Elena, Rebecca and Alex
10am Registration, coffee and refreshments
Dr Naomi Dale (with Hanna Sakki, Jenefer Sargent and Richard Bowman), Associate Professor in Paediatric Neurodisability, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Lead, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Title: “New evidence-based definition, assessment and classification framework for children with CVI”
Dr Kathleen Vancleef, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Title: “Assessment of CVI in toddlers”
Janet Harwood, Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Chair of Trustees, The Cerebral Visual Impairment Society
Title: “Strategies for Educational Support”
Dr Jenefer Sargent, Consultant Paediatrician and Speciality Lead, Neurodisability, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Title: “Challenges and solutions of vision assessment in very complex children with neurological impairment”
3-3.30pm Coffee and networking