Info and advice day: supporting children with sensory or complex needs

Do you support or care for a child or young person who is blind or partially sighted and/or who has multiple disabilities and complex health needs?

Find out about our information, advice and professional development event taking place at RNIB Pears Centre, Coventry on 23 June 2014.

Exhibition, networking and seminars for professionals and parents

Come along to our day of information, advice and professional development which offers:

  • Exhibition of products and services
  • Networking opportunities
  • Seminars and workshops

When?

Monday 23 June 2014
10am – 4pm

Where?

School at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning, Wheelwright Lane, Ash Green, Coventry CV7 9RA

Who?

  • Professionals supporting children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and/or have multiple disabilities and complex needs.
  • Parents, carers and family members of children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and/or have multiple disabilities and complex needs.

How much?

Free entry to exhibition, networking areas and provider showcase. 

Seminars costs £50 for professionals or £25 for parent/carers for the day (lunch included in price).

Programme

10am: Exhibition opens
10.15am: Seminar one
12.30pm: Provider showcase and networking
1pm: Seminar two
3.15pm: Provider showcase and networking
4pm: Event close

Info and day advice poster.doc (1.37 MB)

Seminars and workshops

Delegates are able to attend one seminar in the morning and one in the afternoon. You will have a choice of seminars for each session.

Morning sessions:
A) Children and Families Act 2014: what changes will there be?
B) Understanding your child’s sensory needs
C) Introduction to creating a multi-sensory communication environment
D) Supporting a visually impaired student: theory, tips and technology
E) Introduction to Functional Vision Assessments for children and young people with complex needs

Afternoon sessions:
F) Storytelling for children and young people with visual impairments (VI) and/or complex needs
G) Load2Learn - an invaluable resource!
H) Combining Sensory Processing with TEACCH to help children and young people with complex needs
I) Interacting, sharing and engaging – enjoying and developing communication with children at the early stages

Download the full event flyer to read full outlines of these seminars and workshops: Info advice day flyer.doc (Word, 1.39 MB)

Exhibition and networking

Organisations and services exhibiting at our Info and advice day include:

  • Action for Blind People
  • Battens Disease Family Association
  • Embody Dance
  • Family Fund
  • Home From Home Care
  • Links Therapy
  • Load2Learn
  • Moppetry
  • Penderels Trust
  • Queen Alexandra College
  • RNIB
  • RNIB College Loughborough
  • RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning
  • Sense
  • Sensory Direct
  • Sensory Guru
  • Smirthwaite
  • Take-a-Break Warwickshire
  • The Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford

Provider showcase

The day will include two free sessions of short talks and demonstrations from selected exhibitors giving an overview of their services and products.

Register your place today!

Please register your place by Wednesday 18 June so that we have an idea of numbers.
Download our Delegate registration form info advice day.doc (Word, 198 KB)and send it to pearscentrebookings@rnib.org.uk.
Please call us on 024 7636 9500 with any queries.

Thank you - we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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