Rehabilitation Workers
Professional Network

RWPN Rehabilitation Worker Scottish Conference

  • 20 Mar 2018
  • 09:45 - 15:45
  • Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre Paisley PA2 7BS
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This is the first conference for Vision Rehabilitation Workers and Habilitation Workers in Scotland for over a decade.   The day will bring together professionals from across Scotland to share knowledge and skills as part of their professional development.  It is also a rare chance for professionally isolated staff to network and support professional resilience.

Managers are also welcome to attend and we would be happy to include a workshop for managers on the role of the Vision Rehab worker if there is demand. 

The programme will contain a mix of workshops and presentations, along with equipment demonstrations.  Sessions booked include: 

Introduction and personal perspectives - Jamie Cuthbertson, Macular Society

"Is there an app for that?" -  exploring Amazon Echo, Orcam, Synapptic and apps for smartphones and tablets and the role of the Rehab. Worker in using them - Catherine Smith, Katie Golding & Lindsey Deere, Blind Veterans UK

Interactive peer discussion around Orientation and Mobility case studies

BuzzClip mobility navigation aid for visually impaired people - demonstration and discussion

Research presentation: The impact of visual impairment on the development of movement and motor skills: a study using motion capture to examine the performance of movement and motor skills in children and young people across a range of visual acuities.  Pete Lock, Guide Dogs & Allanah Savage, PhD student Queens University Belfast

Optional tour of the new centre after the event closes

Attendance fee: £7 RWPN Members, £18 non-members payable in advance or on arrival at the event.  (Support workers pay only for lunch, which is £5. Support workers do not need to book but please notify RWPN by email so we can adjust catering numbers). Any manager interested in attending please email    Lunch included (please email us if you have special dietary requirements)

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