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Seminar on inclusion strategies for vision impaired

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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The Blind Foundation is hosting a seminar focusing on inclusion strategies in recreation and sport for those who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision.

International experts Professor Lauren Lieberman and Associate Professor Pam Haibach from The College of Brockport State University of New York will share their knowledge, research and perspectives on inclusion strategies and movement development.

Pam and Lauren’s work has special relevance for those interested in providing increased opportunities, with a focus on sport and recreation, for children, youth and adults who are blind, deafblind or have low vision. Of particular interest is their internationally acclaimed work with Camp Abilities, a very different approach from other camps run for people with vision loss.

Dr. Lieberman is a Distinguished Service Professor in Adapted Physical Education. She has published more than 85 articles in referenced journals, published 13 books and has received numerous awards for her work. Dr. Haibach’s expertise is in Motor Development and Motor Learning. She has published a first-of-its-kind textbook entitled Motor Learning and Development.

This workshop is being held on Thursday 18 May, 9.30am – 11.30am, at the Blind Foundation office, 160 Seventeenth Avenue, Tauranga.

Register online for the seminar here, or register by phone by calling Alison Marshall on 027 442 4100.

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