Forthcoming Workshops

Our next workshop will take place on Saturday 13th January 2017, 10am-3pm, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH). The theme of the workshop is: “Functional implications of visual impairment and habilitation for children”.

The cost for attending is £20 (nb. full-time students not in receipt of a salary can attend at a discounted cost of £10). This includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch. Please do let us know if you have a special dietary requirement. In order to reserve a place please register on:


10.00am              Registration and tea/coffee

10.25am              Start of programme. Welcome by the MKT organising team

10.40am              Presentations

Julia Smyth, Children’s Occupational Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Presentation 1: “Functional implications of visual impairment in early childhood”

Presentation 2: “The impact of vision level on the way that young children who are visually impaired use their hands: a cross-sectional study”

Dr Sara Louise Wheeler, Lecturer in Social Policy, Bangor University

Presentation: “Habilitation provision for children and young people with vision impairment in the United Kingdom: A lack of clarity leading to inconsistencies”

12.20pm             Lunch

Dr Rosie Clark, Research Associate, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Bristol Medical School

Presentation: (TBC) “The efficacy of a training programme using a novel app to improve oculomotor control in children”

Dr Karl Wall, Senior Research Fellow and SSLiC CIE Lead, UCL Centre For Inclusive Education, UCL Institute of Education

Presentation: About HabVIUK: 7 years of Quality Habitation Standards-where next?”

3.00pm   Brief closing comments (followed by coffee)