“Play, participation and peers: empowering children with visual impairment”
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Date: Saturday 13th May
Format: Remote video meeting (Zoom)
Theme: ‘Play, participation and peers: empowering children with visual impairment’
10.00am-10.05am Welcome and introduction, Professor Naomi Dale, UCL Institute of Child Health and Mary Kitzinger Trust, Chair of Trustees.
10.10am-10.50am Mathijs Vervloed, Associate Professor, Director Research Master in Behavioural Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Title: Facilitating peer play and playful learning with sound-augmented play materials in children with visual impairment.
10.55am-11.35am Ellen Elsman, Postdoctoral Researcher, Amsterdam University Medical Centre
Title: The evidence for interventions to improve functioning, participation and quality of life.
10 min screen break
11.45am-12.30pm Break out room activity (theme TBC)
30 min lunch break
1.00pm-1.40pm Joanne Hogg, RNIB LEGO Braille Bricks Team and Team Lead Tapton Integrated Resource Sheffield Vision Support Service
Title: Learning Through Play with LEGO Braille Bricks
1.40pm-1.55pm Closing words