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Understanding Learning Challenges for Children and Young People with Multi- Sensory Impairments

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​​​This video recording captures five presentations from the multi-sensory impairment seminar held at Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) on May 28, 2018. The full-day program highlighted the educational, psychosocial and therapeutic challenges for children and young people with multi-sensory impairments. Five international experts presented on a wide range of evidence-based topics that reflected leading practice in the field. The presentations provided strategies and procedures that support a deeper understanding of the impact of multi-sensory impairments on learning and development.
The five international speakers from the Melbourne CHARGE Syndrome conference, whose presentations are captured in this video recording are:
  • Professor Tim Hartshorne - effective strategies for supporting and improving educational and communication outcomes for multi-sensory impaired learners.
  • Dr Daniel Gadke - intervention strategies within a multi-tiered system of support to students with multi-sensory impairments and ASD.
  • Dr Kasee Stratton-Gadke - sexuality and wellbeing for students with multi-sensory impairments.
  • Professor Nancy Hartshorne - multi-disciplinary assessments of students who are deafblind or have multi-sensory impairments.
  • David Brown - therapeutic educational approach that views challenging behaviours as adaptive behaviours that are in fact achievements.

The audience for this seminar included parents, specialist and mainstream teachers, educational support staff, speech pathologists, psychologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.
Posted on July 27, 2018
Updated on: July 30, 2018