University of Edinburgh
 

Using ICT to contribute to social relations and wellbeing of children with a visual or visual-and-intellectual disability

Presented on Monday, 3rd December 2018

Content

It is hard to imagine a world without information and communication technology (ICT). Technology has become a vital part of our lives. It has changed the ways in which we communicate, educate and learn. ICT can contribute to the improvement of social relationships and mental wellbeing. This presentation focused on:

  • results from a Delphi study which examined the use, needs, practical issues and ethical concerns of the use of sensors in the care of people with a visual and/or intellectual disability.
  • different projects in which Apps, games and robots are used to contribute to social relationships and the mental wellbeing of children and young people with a visual or visual-and-intellectual disability.

Target Audience

Mainstream teachers, teachers of visual impairment, educational psychologists, parents/carers.

Presenter

Dr Paula Sterkenburg, Psychologist/therapist, Bartiméus Psychotherapy Dept, Doorn, The Netherlands.

Programme

10.15 am The use, needs, practical issues and ethical concerns of the use of sensors in the care for people with a visual and/or intellectual disability Paula Sterkenburg

11 am How apps, games and robots can be used to contribute to social relations and the mental wellbeing of people with a visual or visual-and-intellectual disability

12.30 pm Course evaluation