Learn to help children and young people with vision impairment and complex needs go from fight and flight to comfy and calm at the new VITAL workshop.
Dates have been announced for VITAL network’s latest workshop; helping children to manage support and interventions from teachers and therapists.
The network is for all professionals with an interest in children and young people with vision impairment and complex needs.
This workshop will equip participants with understanding and strategies to address the following difficulties:
Helping children to engage in their learning
Understanding sensory processing difficulties
Tolerance of wearing glasses or eye patches
Tolerance of clinical and functional eye assessments
Considering the sensory learning environment , and
Managing self-stimulation and self-harming such as eye poking.
Nerys Hughes, Clinical Director of Whole Child Therapy, will be presenting. Nerys is an advanced practitioner paediatric occupational therapist with extensive experience of working with children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
This workshop is available to attend at two locations:
Leicester: Monday 28 November 2016 – Special Needs Teaching Service, Pindar Road, Leicester LE3 9RN
London: Thursday 12 January 2017 – RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
The workshop costs £40 including lunch (discounted rate of £30 for VIEW members).