"Meaningful Participation": facilitating learning for pupils with visual impairment and additional difficulties
Presented on Tuesday 18 January 2011
Pupils who have additional difficulties in addition to visual impairment need well-planned activities of teaching and learning to be able to interact with an participate in the world around them. This one-day course will address:
- The impact of visual impairment on learning and development. The range of additional difficulties that might be present and the impact of these.
- What is "meaningful participation"?
- Pupil-led active learning.
- Communication strategies.
- Teaching and learning strategies and resources for this.
Target Audience: Teachers of VI children, classroom teachers and staff who support children and young people with multiple disabilities, including MDVI, other professionals and parents.
Presenters: Janis Sugden, Coordinator Scottish Sensory Centre,
Julie Shylan, Principal, The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.
- 10.20 am Introduction, Janis Sugden
- 3 pm Course evaluation and close
11 am The nature and diversity of Multiple Disabilities and Visual impairment (MDVI), Julie Shylan
11.30 am Problem-Based Learning - What is 'Meaningful Participation'?
12 noon Strategies
1 pm Resources
1.30 pm Class observation - music lesson
2 pm School tour and observation
2.30 pm Feedback and discussion from observations