University of Edinburgh
 

Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Friendships for Children and Young People with a Visual Impairment

Presented on 1 November 2013

Content

Dr João Roe has been a teacher for children and young people with vision impairment for over 20 years and is passionate about inclusion and learning. Dr Roe has done research on peer relationships and play of children with vision impairment and has lectured at universities for over 10 years. This course developed understanding of:

  • how social emotional wellbeing and friendships impact on learning,
  • how children and young people with vision impairment develop these skills and what the implications are,
  • why bullying of children and young people with SEN can occur,
  • how professionals can support children and young people by developing strategies, supporting schools/educational settings.

"Presenter was clearly an expert in her field. She was very easy to listen to and the examples she gave supplemented her notes and made the information readily accessible."

Target Audience: Practitioners working with children and young people with a visual impairment: teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, habilitation/mobility officers, educational psychologists, etc.

Presenter: Dr João Roe, Head of Sensory Support Service, Bristol.

Programme

    10.30 am Early social development - the impact of visual impairment and promoting early development

    11 am Interacting with peers - promoting social interaction

    11.30 am The importance of friendships - understanding and caring for others

    1.30 pm Late childhood and teenage years - impact of visual impairment, bullying and bridging the gap

    2.15 pm Findings from Bristol Research

    2.45 pm Promoting social emotional wellbeing

    3.15 pm Final discussion - conclusions about the role of the QTVI in promoting social emotional wellbeing and friendships

  • 3.45 pm Course evaluation and close
  • Social Emotional Well-Being and Friendships for Children and Young People with a Visual Impairment Handout pdf
  • Groupwork Scenarios