Webinar "Nordic approach to deafblindness"

Friday, 17 September 2021

We are happy to invite you to participate in the webinar “Nordic approach to deafblindness” organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Lithuania and the Nordic Welfare Center Unit for Deafblindness, together with the Lithuanian National Education Agency and the Lithuanian Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The webinar "Nordic approach to deafblindness” will take place on September 23rd 2021.

The aim of the webinar is to introduce the Nordic approach to congenital deafblindness, present the methods of functional assessment of persons with deafblindness, with the focus on development of support and education services to children and their parents.

The webinar is targeted to practitioners from special schools and kindergartens, psychological-pedagogical services, health experts (oftalmologists, otolaringologists, pediatricians, child psychiatrists,etc.), NGOs in the area of disability, students of social work, parents from the Baltic countries.

 Webinar program

14.00-14.15 Opening Words

Helén Nilsson, Director of Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania.
Grazina Seibokiene, Head of Division of Education Support, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.
14.15-15.15 Keynotes. Identification of Congenital Deafblindness, based on the Nordic functional definition.

· Maria Creutz, Senior adviser, Deafblind Issues, Nordic Welfare Centre

· Annika Maria Johanssen, Senior advisor at Statped, Centre for Special Education in Bergen, Norway at the Department of Deafblindness and Dual Visual and Hearing Impairment, Norway.

14.35-15.25 Coffee break

 15.25-16.00 Panel discussion and Q&A: Identification of Congenital Deafblindness in the Nordic and Baltic countries

 · Dalia Tauriene, typhlopedagogue, Lithuanian Training Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

· Maria Creutz, Senior adviser, Deafblind Issues, Nordic Welfare Centre.

· Annika Maria Johanssen, senior advisor at Statped, Centre for Special Education in Bergen, Norway at the Department of Deafblindness and Dual Visual and Hearing Impairment, Norway.

· Malle Kariste, Estonian Support Union of the Deafblind

· Ligita Ģeida, Director of Riga Strazdumuiza center for visually impaired and blind children

 

Please register to the event by filling in a participant’s form here.

Event language is English with translation to Lithuanian.

We kindly ask you to share the invitation with your colleagues and those interested in the topic.

As the event approaches, we will send you a reminder with additional material and a login link.

 

For further information

 VIDA GINTAUTAITĖ

Adviser on Social and Welfare issues

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