Psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with visual impairment and their families: Needs, research and intervention
Jul 02, 2018 08:30 AM
End: Jul 04, 2018 05:30 PM
2 - 4 July 2018
The psychological wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people with visual impairment and their families have been greatly neglected. Two main charities, the Mary Kitzinger Trust and Royal Society for Blind Children, have come together with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London to host this conference. Together with the contributors and participants, we hope to spearhead important changes to improve understanding and meeting needs better.
CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: the Organising Committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations.
- Date / Location
2nd - 4th July 2018
Kennedy Lecture Theatre
The focus will be on innovative research and evidence based practice developments and skill learning workshops with international and nationally renowned contributors. It is relevant to all clinicians, practitioners and researchers in the field of childhood visual impairment and related disabilities from the UK and internationally.
There will be opportunity for new or existing researchers in the field to share their latest research through posters or oral presentation.
The conference will also include perspectives from parents and from young people with visual impairment.
- Needs, research and outcomes
- Early childhood needs and intervention
- Recreation, sport and wellbeing
- Anxiety, mood and emotion regulation
- Social, behaviour and multi-sensory challenges
- Children’s needs in middle childhood and adolescence
- Enhancing participation, habilitation and wellbeing
Workshops of research into practice covering the early years and early intervention, risk and protective factors for mental health, CBT and therapeutic approaches, managing depression and low self esteem, complex behaviour needs, social communication and autism assessment, measuring quality of life.
Who should attend:
- all researchers
- clinical and educational practitioners
- commissioners working with children and young people with visual impairment
- Abstract Submission
The abstract submission for poster and oral presentations will be open from 1st October 2017 until 31st January 2018.
Abstracts for oral presentation may get accepted for poster presentation only in some cases.
All accepted presenters must register for the conference before the deadline of the early bird fee, expiring on 31st March 2018.
Tuesday 3rd July
08:30 - 9:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Opening Address 09:15 - 11:00 Theme 1: Needs, research and outcomes
Understanding childhood visual impairment Professor Jugnoo Rahi Family wellbeing and outcomes for children with vision impairment: needs reasearch and intervention Dr John Harris Adolescence and transition to adulthood: longer term outcomes and results from the Millenium cohort study Professor Graeme Douglas 11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break 11:20 - 12:55 Theme 2: Early childhood needs and intervention Babies, toddlers and their parents: needs, outcomes and effects of early childhood intervention (OPTIMUM project) Dr Naomi Dale The parents' perspective: the early days (parents) 12:55 - 14:00 Lunch (plus poster exhibition Day 1) 14:00 - 15:00 Oral Presentations (free papers) 15:00 - 16:00 Workshops: Research into Practice Workshop 1: Developmental Journal Visual Impairment (2nd edition): evidence based early intervention Workshop 2: Psychological well-being and mental health in middle childhood - risk and protective factors Workshop 3: Managing complex behaviour difficulties in children with visual impairment and additional disability 16:00 - 16:20 Tea Break 16:20 Theme 3: Participation, habilitation, sport and wellbeing Keynote Lecture: Focusing on Achievement - the Role of Recreation and Leisure Skills and Sports Professor Lauren Lieberman Reception/Evening Gala Reception
Wednesday 4th July
08:30 - 09:00 Registration 09:00 - 10:45 Theme 4: Anxiety, mood and emotion regulation Identifying and managing anxieties and phobias Dr Clare Jackson Emotion regulation difficulties in rare genetic conditions with VI: new insights for clinical practice Dr Jane Waite Emotion and behavioural automatic dysregulation in septo-optic dysplasia Professor Paramala Santosh 10:45 - 11:05 Coffee Break 11:05 - 12:05 Theme 5: Social, behaviour and multi-sensory challenges Children with multi-sensory needs: cognitive psychological needs Mathijs P. J. Vervloed Identifying autism in children with visual impairment Dr Alison Salt and Dr Naomi Dale 12:05 - 13:05 Workshops: Research into Practice Workshop 1: Introduction to VISCOS - new scientific based method of assessing autism in children with visual impairment Workshop 2: Cerebral visual impairment and psychological wellbeing - identifying CVI and risks Workshop 3: Measuring and supporting Visual impairment related Quality of Life in young people and adolescents 13:05 - 14:05 Lunch (plus poster exhibition Day 2) 14:05 - 17:00 Theme 5: Enhancing participation and wellbeing Report back from the young people's ambassador day: championing well-being Group presentation 15:15 - 15:45 Tea Break Enhancing habilitation, mobility and everyday living skills Dr Karl Wall Guest Speaker to be announced (champion with visual impairment) 17:00 - 17:15 Summing up and award 17:15 Closure of conference
Early bird (until 31/03/2018):
£200 All other delegates
£250 All other delegates
£35 Conference Dinner (this is in addition to the conference fee - advance booking necessary)
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The conference is sponsored by:
|Mary Kitzinger Trust||Royal Society for Blind Children|