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Preliminary announcement: "Theory Meeting Practice"

The European Conference on Early Intervention for families with children with Visual Impairment will be held in Budapest, Hungary 27-29 of August 2008.

The idea for this conference was born on the ICEVI congress in Chemnitz 2005 from people involved in the practice of early inervention. There is a big need for exchanging opinions, ideas and new developments in this field.

The aim of the conference is to share good practice, theoretical sources, to exchange approaches and philosophies and to establish a European network on early intervention for families of children with visual impairment.

Another intention is to share the method and outcome of a five year international workshop series with five European countries: Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland and the Netherlands.

The interactive 2,5 day meeting will have a few plenary sessions and many workshops in small groups either on the topic of the plenary session or analyzing case studies on video that are brought by the participants.

The themes are:

  1. 'Being a companion of the family'
  2. Methodology of early intervention for supporting the development of the young child

We would appreciate if each participating service prepared a poster on its situation in early intervention.

100 participants who are working with families and their children in the field of early intervention are welcome. The official language of this conference will be English and there will be no interpretation.

The website is under construction.

The first announcement and application form will be available on the website from January 2008.

The fee will be 200 Euro. ICEVI members will pay 180 euro. A limited number of supported places will be available.

Organizing Committee:

The Netherlands, Sensis:
Carina Poels and Esther den Hartog
Czech Republic, Ass. for Early Intervention:
Terezie Hradilková
Hungary, ELTEUniversity, Barczi Faculty:
Krisztina Kovács
Belgium, Accent-Spermalie:
Eliane Bonamie

For additional information please contact: Gini Prónay: tradeshow at mail.externet.hu

December 2007

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