Visual Impairment – Assessment, Intervention and Integration Strategies

Course Date
5 June 2023 – 6 June 2023

Registration Deadline
5 May 2023

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
65 Pasir Ris Drive 1
Singapore 519529
Training Room, Level 4

9:00am – 6:00pm

Full Course Fee

Course Capacity
Max : 30 participants

Targeted Participants
Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists

Course Outline

Are you keen to learn more about visual impairment (VI) and ways to support persons with VI? The two-day training program is designed to share knowledge and skills such that participants will have an overview of visual impairment and also learn to apply strategies that integrate persons with VI in the community.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the medical conditions related to visual impairment and the functional limitations
  • Identify functional limitations of persons with VI through assessments
  • Identify and implement intervention, integration strategies to improve participation in daily living skills
  • Refer clients to appropriate community resources for continued support.

Course Instructor

Bhavani Elangovan is a principal occupational therapist from AWWA Ltd with specialist knowledge in low vision. She has over 22 years of experience spanning across in-patient psychiatric rehabilitation, home-based programs and–in the most recent decade – paediatric mobile services in India and Singapore.

Bhavani has a wealth of experience in providing rehabilitation for persons with Low Vision from birth to 18 years old and has lead therapy team at AWWA Ltd. Her passion in clinical teaching has led her to conduct lectures for school personnel and lecturers in Institutes of Higher Learning, MOE, restructured hospitals, Singapore Association of Occupational Therapy special interest groups (LV & AT) in the area of low vision and assistive technology for students with Low Vision.

Tay Leng Seng is a senior occupational therapist currently working in Community Integration Service. He has worked as an occupational therapist for 7.5 years in the community setting and is currently supporting the integration of persons with physical disabilities and persons with Low Vision who are studying in mainstream schools. Previously, he also worked with children with developmental needs as part of the DSLS program.

Chen Li Yun is an OT working at AWWA Community Integration Service. She works closely with school-aged students in mainstream schools with physical disabilities, DCD, and low vision. She has special interest in supporting school and community integration for children with disabilities.

Bindu Dharmapalan is a Principal Therapist in AWWA. She is a practicing clinician for 22 years. Her interest and passion are in increasing the quality of life of children with physical disabilities. She also enjoys coaching and mentoring young clinicians and has lead Therapy teams in AWWA. Her specialization is Neurodevelopmental Treatment.

Terms and Conditions
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– If the participant is absent without valid reason or without supporting document, full course fees will be charged with no refund

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