The second TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium on 19th and 20th of January 2016.

 

The main discussion topics of the meeting were as follows:

1. Design and structure of screening lists for children with CVI.

2. CVI – diagnostic and following up.

3. Vision examination by the ophthalmologist.

4. Summary of literacy and articles about CVI.


 

Second meeting in Belgium
First meeting Ireland

The first kick off TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the Child Vision in Dublin, Ireland on 29th and 30th of September 2015.

 

The main discussion topics of the meeting were as follows:

1. Objectives of the TEACH CVI project.

2. Roles and responsibilities of each partner in the TEACH CVI project.

3. Output of the TEACH CVI project.

4. Diagnostic instruments and tools for children with CVI – medical and (neuro)psychological.

5. Services for children with CVI in each partner country.

The third TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the National Institute for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind in Reykjavík, Iceland on 10th and 11th of May 2016.

The main discussion topics of the meeting were as follows:

 

1. First draft of the screening lists for children with CVI.

2. Information on the TEACH CVI webpage.

3. Procedure and tools for ophthalmological examination, neuropsychological assessment and functional vision assessment.

4. Multidiscriplinary team approach in assessment and supporting children with CVI. 5. Design and structure of guidelies for medical, teaching and social education professionals about CVI.

6. First draft of teaching materials.

The fourth TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, Scotland on 4th and 5th of October 2016.

The main discussion topics of the meeting were:

1. Guidelines for medical, teaching and social             

education professionals about CVI.

2. Procedure and tools for neuropsychological assessment and functional vision assessment.
3.  A first draft of the project‘s extensive teaching materials output – inclusive of a literacy profile – for children with CVI.
 

Fourth meeting in Scotland

Ten professionals participated from the partner organizations: Els Ortibus and Eva Janssens (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium), Elisabeth Jessen and Judith Cederhag (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), Elfa Hermannsdóttir and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind, Iceland), Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom), Mary Leonard and James Forbes (Child Vision, Ireland) and Angela Russel (The Royal Blind School, Scotland).

Thirteen professionals participated from each of the partner organizations: Els Ortibus and Eva Janssens (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium), Gunnel Torége, Annika Södergren and Judith Cederhag (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), Elfa Hermannsdóttir, Sigríður Másdóttir and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind, Iceland), Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom), Mary Leonard and James Forbes (Child Vision, Ireland), Angela Russel (The Royal Blind School, Scotland) and Solveig Sigurðardóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland).

Fifteen professionals participated from each of the project partner organizations: Huld Magnusdottir, Estella Björnsson, and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind, Iceland), Solveig Sigurdardottir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland), Els Ortibus and Eva Janssens (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium), Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom), Gunnel Torege, Judith Cederhag, and Elisabeth Jenssen (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), Mary Leonard and James Forbes (Child Vision, Ireland), Angela Russell (The Royal Blind School, Scotland), Veerle Wijnants (Ganspoel, Belgium).

We were also delighted to welcome a special guest participant, Dr. Jenefer Sargent, Consultant Paediatrician in Neurodisability, London´s world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Fourteen professionals participated from each of the partner organizations: Elfa Hermannsdóttir, Þorbjörg Gunnarsdottir, Sigríður Másdóttir and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind, Iceland), Solveig Sigurðardóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland), Elisabeth Jessen, Annika Södergren and Judith Cederhag (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), Angela Russell (The Royal Blind School, Scotland), Mary Leonard and James Forbes (Child Vision, Ireland), Eva Janssens and Els Ortibus (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium) and Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom).

Third meeting in Iceland

Transnational project meetings

The fifth TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden, on 10th and 11th of January 2017.

The main discussion topics of the meeting were as follows:

  1. Scoring of screening list for children with CVI.

  2. Presentation and discussion about the structure of the TEACH CVI teacher training materials.

  3. Planning the structure of the training of professionals and teachers in Dublin, Ireland, May 2017.

Fourteen professionals participated from each of the project partner organisations: Huld Magnusdóttir, Estella Björnsson, and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind Iceland), Solveig Sigurðardóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland), Eva Janssens (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium), Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom), Gunnel Torége, Judith Cederhag, Annika Södergren and Elisabeth Jessen (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), Mary Leonard and James Forbes (Child Vision Ireland), Angela Russell (The Royal Blind School Scotland), Veerle Wijnants (Ganspoel Belgium).

Fifth meeting in Sweden
Sixth meeting in Ireland

The sixth TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the Child Vision, Ireland, on 9th and 10th of May 2017.

Fifteen professionals participated from each of the project partner organisations: Estella Björnsson, Benjamin Júliusson and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind Iceland), Solveig Sigurðardóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland), Eva Janssens and Els Ortibus (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium), Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom), Gunnel Torége, Judith Cederhag, Annika Södergren and Elisabeth Jessen (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), Mary Leonard and James Forbes (Child Vision Ireland), Angela Russell (The Royal Blind School Scotland), Veerle Wijnants (Ganspoel Belgium).

The objectives of the meeting were as follows:

  1. Multiplier Event – Seminar for teachers of CVI children – Train the trainer – Two days seminar for the partnership organizations to train the teachers / educators / advisors. The training guided those attending along the Access to literacy pathway for CVI children

  2. Evaluation of materials created by the Teach CVI team

  3. Plan the dates for the Seminar for teachers of CVI children – One day seminar in the partners´ country

  4. Dissemination of project results by partners

  5. Discussion about the final report

Seventh meeting in Scotland

The seventh TEACH CVI project meeting took place at the Royal School for the Blind, Edinburgh, Scotland on 3rd of October 2017.

 

Ten professionals participated from each of the project partner organisations: Estella Björnsson, Benjamin Júliusson and Roxana Cziker (National Institute for Blind, Visually Impaired and Deafblind Iceland), Solveig Sigurðardóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland), Gwyneth McCormack (Positive Eye Ltd., United Kingdom), Judith Cederhag and Elisabeth Jessen (Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Sweden), James Forbes (Child Vision Ireland), Angela Russell (The Royal Blind School Scotland), Veerle Wijnants (Ganspoel Belgium). Els Ortibus (Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium) participated to the meeting through Skype,

 

The objectives of the meeting were as follows:

  1. Reviewing the newer version of Teaching materials uploaded on the website: Guidelines, leaflet, Screening tool, Power Point presentation and Teach CVI chapters

  2. Following up of the dissemination activities among partners

  3. Presentation of the Evaluation report by James Forbes, Child Vision Ireland

  4. Overview of the Teach CVI materials which will be translated in the partner’s language: Swedish, Icelandic, Flemish.

  5. Brief presentation about the organization, results and feed-back about the Multiplier event in each partner country

  6. Updating the documents which should be finished and send by partners to the project coordinator for the final report

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