Forthcoming Workshops

Our next workshop, ‘How can we make things better for children living with vision impairment – developmental, behavioural and educational interventions’, is on Saturday 14th September at UCL Institute of Child Health, London.

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 what we can do, as professionals, to help children and young people living with vision impairment. The theme of the workshop is interventions, and we have selected expert professionals to present a diverse range of topics, including cognitive behaviour therapy and sleep interventions (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.

To book a place please use the online system here


Provisional programme:

10.00am             Registration and tea/coffee

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

Dr Sasha Walters, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Berkshire CAMHS Anxiety & Depression Pathway

Presenting on adapting cognitive behaviour therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders

Sue Keil, VIEW and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham and Rory Cobb, Chair of VIEW, Former Principal Education Officer at RNIB

Presenting on why we need a new UK specialist curriculum to enable equitable participation in education for children and young people with vision impairment

Dr Naomi Dale, Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital/ Reader in Paediatric Neurodisability UCL Institute of Child Health

Presenting on early intervention in childhood vision impairment

Dr Rebecca Martyn, Lead Clinical Psychologist, Sleep Medicine Department, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Presenting on sleep interventions and adaptations for children with vision impairment

3.00pm                Brief closing comments (followed by coffee)