Tue, 15 Mar|
SNN Presents: Vision and Development in Children with Special Needs
Join Minny Tang, Occupational Therapist of Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired to learn more about cerebral visual impairment (CVI) and how you can support your child’s vision development.
Time & Location
15 Mar 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm HKT
About the Event
Eighty percent of our sensory connection to the world is through our eyes. The development of a child’s vision has far- reaching effects. While children with special needs may have perfect eyes and ocular vision, the problems sometimes lie in how the brain processes the visual signals. This is particularly relevant for children who are affected by brain injury (traumatic or infection), epilepsy and genetic conditions that affect the central nervous system. Differences in visual perception may lead to what appear as behavioural problems, specific learning difficulties, or developmental disabilities. The good news is that changes are possible in developing brains. Children’s visual perception may be improved if they are provided with appropriate visual stimulation in activities of daily life (ADLs).
In this webinar, Ms. Minny Tang, Occupational Therapist of Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired will talk about:
- Differences between ocular visual impairment (OVI) and cerebral visual impairment (CVI)
- What CVI may look like in children with special needs and disabilities - Strategies to help improve a child’s visual perception capabilities, including environmental setup and home learning activities - How to access vision training services
Join us to learn more about how you can support your child’s vision development.
The webinar is free to SNNHK members and the public thanks to the support of Ebenezer Jockey Club Early Intervention Centre.
Ms. Minny Tang Mei-miu, Occupational Therapist, Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired
Minny got her occupational therapist qualification in the Hong Kong Polytechnic and later her master which was specialized in developmental disabilities in the New York University in US.Currently, Minny is the Occupational Therapist of the Early Intervention Program of the Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired.
Minny has been an OT for many years. After her graduation in PolyU, Minny had the opportunities to work in different sectors spanning the medical, social & educational fields. She started to focus on paediatrics when she studied and worked in US. Thereafter, she headed up a 3-year train-the-trainers project in a children’s welfare home in China. Upon completing the project, Minny returned to HK and served preschool & school-aged children for years. To further specialize in her professional pathway, Minny has committed herself to providing services to the visually impaired since 2011.