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									2009 Biennial Conference
of the South Pacific
Educators in Vision
Impairment
Challenges and Choices
The Sebel Playford Hotel
Adelaide, South Australia
5 - 9 January 2009
REGISTRATION BROCHURE
CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Grateful acknowledgement is given for the support from
the following:
Platinum Sponsors
Silver Sponsor
International Delegate Aid Sponsor
Keynote Speaker and Parent Registration Sponsor
Conference Organising Committee
Kay Berry-Smith – Chair
SA School for Vision Impaired
Janet Barratt
Charles Campbell Secondary School
Mark Battista
Guide Dogs SA.NT
Tim Crowe-Mai
The Royal Society for The Blind of SA
Cheryl Elwood
Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School and Services
Sheila Klinger
SA School for Vision Impaired
Alison McWilliams
Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School and Services
Carolyn Palmer
Flinders University
Hellen Riley
CanDo4Kids
Conference Organisers
All Occasions Management
WInvitation
It is with great pleasure that I invite you, on behalf of the
Conference Organising Committee, to attend this exciting
event. The conference will be held at the Sebel Playford in
Adelaide, from the 5th to 9th January, 2009. With the
theme of Challenges and Choices, the program is relevant
to educators, vision professionals, agencies, parents and
community groups.
Speakers from Australia and overseas will provide the
latest in research and practice in vision impairment, and
provide insight into the challenges in the field of vision
impairment for the future.
I look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide for the SPEVI 2009 conference.
Kay Berry-Smith
Chairperson, Conference Organising Committee
Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide is a multi-cultural metropolis of over a million people, nestled between the
sea and the hills.
Settled in 1836 and boasting a Mediterranean climate, Adelaide has developed to
encompass the
vigour and excitement of a modern city, while retaining the charm and tranquillity of
the past.
Conference and accommodation facilities are first class and there are so many things
to see and do in
Adelaide. The world‘s best food and wine compliment the natural environment in
Australia‘s most
convenient city. In recent years Adelaide has rightly become known as the Festival
City—a reputation
it richly deserves.
Venue – Sebel Playford Adelaide
120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 08 8213 8888
Fax: 08 8213 8833
The Sebel Playford Adelaide is a boutique hotel conveniently located in the Central
Business District
and is a short stroll from various city attractions such as Rundle Mall shopping
precinct and the
cosmopolitan café stretch – Rundle St East. The cultural precinct on North Terrace,
boasting the Art
Gallery, SA Museum, Adelaide University buildings and the State library, rivals any
of the world‘s grand
boulevards for architectural style and ambience.
Steve McCall (BA. Hons, PGCE, Dip CTB, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the
School of
Education, University of Birmingham and is a Co-Director of the University‘s Visual
Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR). Prior to his appointment to
the University of Birmingham in 1986 as a tutor to training programmes for teachers
of
the visually impaired, Steve worked for 13 years as a qualified teacher of children
with
visual impairment in special and mainstream schools in the North and South of
England.
Steve has developed particular research interests in: the delivery of education for
children with visual
impairment in developing countries; literacy through braille and literacy through the
Moon code; online
enquiry based learning as a vehicle for training teachers of children with VI.
He has published widely in academic journals and is co-author of the books Visual
Impairment -
Access to Education for Children and Young People (1997) and Learning
through Touch (2002). He is
co-editor of the British Journal of Visual Impairment. He was vice president of the
International Council
for the Education of Children with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) 2002-6, and is married
with 3 children.
Monday 5th January 2009
3:00pm - 4:30pm HOES Meeting
The Royal Society for The Blind of South Australia inc.

2:00pm - 3:00pm SPEVI Counsellors Meeting
The Royal Society for The Blind of South Australia inc.

8:00am - 4:00pm Registration (Sebel Playford Hotel)

5:00pm - 7:00pm Registration (Welcome Reception Location)

Conference Program
Disclaimer
The speakers, topics and times are correct at the time of printing. In the event of unforseen circumstances, the
Organising Committee
reserves the right to delete or alter items in the Conference Program.

Tuesday 6th January 2009
9:00am - 9:30am Official Conference Opening

9:30am - 10.30am Keynote Presentation: Future Challenges in Education
Steve McCall, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:00pm Medical Aspects of Vision Impairment
Dr John Pater, Senior Ophthalmologist, Flinders Medical Centre

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm - 1:30pm Concurrent Session 1A
Immersion Course:
Sharing Successful
Solutions
Karen Stobbs, Blind and Low
Vision Education Network NZ
Concurrent Session 1B

Echolocation - Some Are
Born With It - Some Achieve
it - Some Have It Thrust
Upon Them
Lil Deverell and Sharon
Taylor, Guide Dogs Victoria
Concurrent Session 1C

Managing Inclusive
Education For Visual
Impaired Children In Eastern
Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Cecilia Bagore, Mt Sion Special
Education Resource Centre
1:35pm - 2:05pm Concurrent Session 2A
The Child With Usher
Syndrome On Your
Caseload?
Mike Steer, RIDBC
Concurrent Session 2B

Transition From
School – Building
Successful Post-School
Experiences
Bev Priest, SA School for
Vision Impaired
Concurrent Session 2C

Scottish Comparison Study
Between Itinerant Teachers …
VI and Itinerant Teachers …
D/HI … Main Barrier of
Inclusion
Dr John Ravenscroft, RIDBC

2:10pm - 2:40pm Concurrent Session 3A
From The Farmer To The IT
Consultant – Is Our VI
Criteria Reflective Of
Societal change?
Christopher Gilbert,
Department of Education,
Training and the Arts
Concurrent Session 3B

A Different Kind Of
Normal: Cultivation Of
Positive Identities In
Students Who Are Blind Or
VI To Facilitate Transition
Leah Hobson, Blind Citizens
Australia
Concurrent Session 3C

Inclusive Education Practices
For Visual Impairment In Papua
New Guinea
James Aiwa, University of Goroka
2:45pm - 3:15pm Concurrent Session 4A


2:45 -3;15 Concurrent Session 4a
Building Skills For Life-The
National Unified Life Skills
Model
Errol Ingram, Royal Guide
Dogs Association of Tasmania
Concurrent Session 4B

Developmental Education
Or Skill Training?
Nicole Donaldson, Centenary
State High School
Concurrent Session 4C

Providing Educational
Solutions In Rural And Remote
Australia
Karen Knight and Garry Darmanin, Vision Australia

3:20pm - 3:45pm Daily Summary
Paul Pagliano, Associate Professor, James Cook University

7:00pm - 11:30pm Celebrating Louis Braille - Conference Dinner
The Sebel Playford Hotel
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Wednesday 7 January 2009 - Site Visit to SASVI and Kilparrin
8.30am
9:00am - 9:25am
Travel to SASVI and Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School

Conference Welcome Kay Berry-Smith, Principal, SA School for Vision Impaired

9:30am - 10:10am Concurrent Session 1A
Tour Of Site
Kay Berry-Smith, SA School
for Vision Impaired and Alison
McWilliams, Kilparrin
Teaching and Assessment
School

Concurrent Session 1B - WITHDRAWN
National Braille Music Camp
Sue Leong, NSW Department
of Education and Training

Concurrent Session 1C
Books In The Sky
Tim Crowe-Mai, The Royal
Society for The Blind of South
Australia inc.

10:15am - 11:00am Concurrent Session 2A
Tour Of Site
Kay Berry-Smith, SA School
for Vision Impaired and Alison
McWilliams, Kilparrin
Teaching and Assessment
School

Concurrent Session 2B
Software Options For
Blind And Vision Impaired
Students
Simon Capp and Verity Braybrook, SA School for
Vision Impaired
Concurrent Session 2C

Functional Mobility
Outcomes For Individuals With
Neurological Vision
Impairment
Carolyn Palmer, Flinders
University, Wendy Scullin, Guide
Dogs SA.NT

11:00am - 11:15am Morning Tea

11:15am - 11:40am Concurrent Session 3A
Ozzie Dots: From
Uncontracted To
Contracted Braille In The
First Three Years Of School
Gillian Gale, Statewide Vision
Resource Centre, Department
of Education, Victoria
Concurrent Session 3B

Taking Music To The
Nation: An Examination Of
Music Courses Developed
For The BLENNZ
Immersion Programme
Wendy Richards, BLENNZ
Concurrent Session 3C

Strategies For
Independence: Three Case
Studies In O&M For Children
With VI
Prue Bosanquet, Guide Dogs SA/
NT
11:45am - 12:15pm Concurrent Session 4A

Occupational Therapy –
Promoting Independence
And Skills For Life
Carla Willsmore and Nicole Kastrappi, CanDo4Kids
Concurrent Session 4B

„LET GO! Independent
Students And Appropriate
Use Of Sighted Guide‟
Janelle Levy, Guide Dogs
Victoria
Concurrent Session 4C

Tactile Art And Craft
Marianne Scherer, SA School for
Vision Impaired

12:15pm - 12:45pm
Travel back to the Sebel Playford Hotel

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Lunch

1:15pm - 1:55pm Concurrent Session 5A
Cortical Visual
Impairment: Tools Toward
Resolution
Patrick Pink, Helen Lynch,
Doreen George, Sue Murray
and Rosemarie Ells, The Blind
and Low Vision Education
Network NZ
Concurrent Session 5B

Echolocation Teaching
Techniques For Children –
A Case Study
Michelle Williams, Guide Dogs
NSW.NT
Concurrent Session 5C

“Spy Kids” O&M For
Students In Regional
Areas
Alicia San Martin, Guide Dogs
Victoria and Gillian Nicholls, Department of Education and Training
2:00pm - 2:40pm Concurrent Session 6A

Expanded Core
Curriculum Via Video
Conferencing!
Tricia d‘Apice, Royal Institute
for Deaf and Blind Children,
RIDBC Teleschool

Concurrent Session 6B
Thinker‟s Keys And Travel
Training:
Unlocking The Secrets Of
Inclusion For VI Kids
Rachel Morgan and Lil
Deverell, Guide Dogs Victoria

Concurrent Session 6C - WITHDRAWN
Guide Dog Mobility For Young
People – “The Path To
Independence”
Deborah Biderman, Guide Dogs Victoria

2:45pm - 3:25pm Concurrent Session 7A
BLENZ: An Innovative And
Ground-Breaking
Approach To Service
Provision … Where Are We
4 Years On?
Karen Stobbs, Blind and Low
Vision Education Network NZ

Concurrent Session 7B
New Zealand Educational
Services For Kâpo (Blind
Maori: What Are The
Issues For Kâpo Maori And
Then Whânau?
Nancy Higgins, Donald
Beasley Institute NZ
Concurrent Session 7C
Positive Learning Is The Way
Forward To Success
Vilisi Salafabisi, Fiji Society for
the Blind

8:00am - 4:00pm Registration (Sebel Playford Hotel)

Wednesday 7 January 2009 continued
3:30 – 3:50 Daily Summary
4:00-5:15 SPEVI Annual general meeting

Thursday 8 January 2009
9:00am - 9:10am Daily Bulletin
Carolyn Palmer, Flinders University

9:10am - 10:00am Keynote Presentation
Steve McCall, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

10:00am - 10:40am Closing The Gap On Aboriginal Eye Health
Professor Hugh Taylor, Managing Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia

10:40am - 11:00am Morning Tea
11:00am - 11:40am Concurrent Session 1A

Visual Acuity: An
Overview Of Visual Acuity
Tests For Children
Alison Willis, Royal Institute
for Deaf and Blind Children
Concurrent Session 1B

Braille Nest
Tania Dick, Department of
Education & Training WA
Concurrent Session 1C

Development Of Infants And
Children With VI
Carly Veness and Kristy Allsop,
Vision Australia

11:45am - 12:15pm Concurrent Session 2A
Safe And Skilled Surfing
Through “RadaR‟ The
Eargame‟ – An E-Learning
Program For Children Who
Are Blind Or Vision
Impaired
Phia Damsma, Sonokids
Australia

Concurrent Session 2B
―Little Learners” –
Strengthening Children‟s
Development For The
Future. An Attachment
Based Intervention
Ali Evans and Belinda Denver,
CanDo4Kids
Concurrent Session 2C

Development Of The Feelix
Early Childhood Resource As A
National Resource
Louise Curtin, Vision Australia

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm - 1:55pm Concurrent Session 3A
Challenge And Choice:
Social Skills For Inclusion
Mike Steer and Gillian Gale,
RIDBC
Concurrent Session 3B

Growing DAISY(s) In The
NT. An Emerging Literacy
Program For Braille And
Large Print Users Utilising
DAISY DTBs
Tom Dinning, Northern
Territory Educational
Resource Centre for the
Vision Impaired
Concurrent Session 3C

Footprints – Funny Feet, Fallen
Arches: Fact Or Fiction?
Jennifer Andrew, The Blind and
Low Vision Education Network NZ
2:00pm - 2:40pm Concurrent Session 4A

Real Experiences: Real
Learning
Sharon Duncan, The Blind
and Low Vision Education
Network NZ
Concurrent Session 4B

It‟s Not Just A Toy Box But
A Tool Kit!
Jenny Moore, CanDo4Kids
Concurrent Session 4C

Applying A Lifestages
Approach To Early
Intervention
Anna McCauley and Lauren
Rapley, Vision Australia

2:45pm - 3:25pm Concurrent Session 5A
A Practical Application In
The Approach To Meal Time
Issues In The
Development Of Self
Feeding In The VI
Patricia Rolland, Vision
Australia
Concurrent Session 5B
Partnerships And
Consultation Through
Cross-Sector Collaboration:
NT Education Department
And Vision Australia.
Christine Dinning, SPEVI
Northern Territory
Councillor
Concurrent Session 5C

Expanded Core Curriculum In
The Secondary School Setting:
IT And Adaptive Technologies
Jan Barratt, Charles Campbell
Secondary School
3:25pm - 3:45pm Daily Summary
Paul Pagliano, Associate Professor, James Cook University

Friday 9 January 2009
9:00am - 9:10am Daily Bulletin
Carolyn Palmer, Flinders University

9:10am - 10:00am Keynote Presentation
Steve McCall, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

10:00am - 10:40am Choosing Independence
Gayle Skinner, Australian Association for Parents of the Vision Impaired

10:40am - 11:00am Morning Tea

11:00am - 11:30am Concurrent Session 1A
Education For All
Children With VI (EFA-VI)
Campaign In The Pacific
Dr Kevin Murfitt, Vision
Australia and Francis Gentle,
RIDBC
Concurrent Session 1B

Should Australia Develop A
Competence Model Of
Qualifications For
Teachers Of Children With
VI Based Upon The
Competence Model Of
Scotland?
Dr John Ravenscroft, RIDBC
Concurrent Session 1C

BLENNZ Music School: A
Creative Approach To
Music Education For Our
Students
Wendy Richards, The Blind and
Low Vision Education Network NZ
11:35am - 12:05pm Concurrent Session 2A

“Get Ya Hands Dirty” A
Dynamic Model Of
Partnership For
Transdisciplinary Teams
Supporting Students With A
VI And Additional
Disabilities. Chrissie Butler,
The Blind and Low Vision
Education Network NZ
Concurrent Session 2B

Colours As Stimuli To
Initiate Visual Response
With A Child With CVI
Natalia Dawson and Judy
Reese, Vision Australia
Concurrent Session 2C

Working Collaboratively With
Families
Lisa Madden, Vision Australia
12:10pm - 12:40pm Concurrent Session 3A

Vision Impairment: A
Detailed Account Of The
Roles And Responsibilities
Of Specialist Teachers In
Regular Queensland
Schools
Jane Brown, Griffith University

Concurrent Session 3B - WITHDRAWN
Project Insight:
Supporting The Sighted
Siblings Of Students Who
Are Vision Impaired
Sue Leong, NSW Department
of Education and Training

Concurrent Session 3C
“A Family Affair” BLENNZ
Transdisciplinary
Assessment – What Does It
Look Like?
Helen Lynch, The Blind and Low
Vision Education Network NZ

12:40pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 2:00pm Concurrent Session 4A
Parent/School Partnerships
Pam Hyden, Australian
Association for Parents of the
Vision Impaired

Concurrent Session 4B
Working With Islamic
Students: Challenges And
Strategies From An O&M
Perspective. Laura Hunt,
Guide Dogs Victoria
Concurrent Session 4C
Issues And Challenges
Carolyn Palmer, Flinders
University
2:05pm - 2:35pm Concurrent Session 5A

Contact And O&M – Why
Should I?
Dean Johnson, Guide Dogs
Victoria
Concurrent Session 5B

Perspectives On
Education And The 21st
Century Learner
Karen Stobbs and Jane Wells,
The Blind and Low Vision
Education Network NZ
Concurrent Session 5C

The Critical Years: Working
With Blind Infants
Sharon Duncan, The Blind and
Low Vision Education Network NZ
2:40pm - 3:10pm Concurrent Session 6A

Getting The Most Out Of
Travel Training: O&M
Strategies For Community
Access And Excursions
Rachael Morgan, Guide Dogs
Victoria

Concurrent Session 6B - WITHDRAWN
Building Partnerships In
Education For Students
Who Are Blind Or Have Low
Vision
Margaret Pearce, Vision
Australia

Concurrent Session 6C
Integration Of Voice-Operated
Route Planning And Route
Guidance Into A Portable
Navigation And Object
Recognition System For The
Blind And Visually Impaired
Andreas Hub, Blind Navigation
International, Germany

3:15pm - 3:45pm
Challenge for the Future
Paul Flynn, CanDo4Kids, Paul Pagliano, Associate Professor, James Cook University

2009 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision
Impairment
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Registration
All registration fees are GST inclusive.
Registration Fee Inclusions
Early bird Registration
(before and including 28/11/2008)
Full Registration
(After 28/11/2008)
Full Registration
Member $675.00 $725.00
Non Member $715.00 $765.00
Day Registration
Member/Non-Member $235.00 $235.00
Parent $205.00 $205.00

Full Conference Registration Fees (Member and Non Member) include
attendance at all conference
sessions, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, access to the trade exhibition during
advertised times,
Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner, transfer to and from SASVI/Kilparrin, a
name badge, satchel
and conference materials.
Day Registration Fees (Member and Non Member) include attendance of sessions
on the nominated
day, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and access to the trade exhibition on the
nominated day,
Welcome Reception, a name badge, satchel and conference materials. Please note
Wednesday Day
Registrations include transfer to and from SASVI/Kilparrin. The Conference Dinner
is at an additional
cost.
Payment of Registration Fees
Payment must accompany all registration forms and may be made by cheque or
money order payable
to ‗All Occasions Management – SPEVI‘; by credit card (MasterCard, Visa,
American Express or Diners
Club) or by electronic funds transfer: Commonwealth Bank BSB 065-112 Account
number 1012 2086.
To allow us to identify your payment, please enter your surname as the
Statement reference. A
remittance advice must also be forwarded by email, mail or fax.
Confirmation of Registration
Your registration will be acknowledged in writing with confirmation of your
requirements according to
your registration form. You will also receive a Tax Invoice. If you do not receive a
confirmation letter or
tax invoice within 7 days of submitting your registration, please contact All Occasions
Group.
Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be sent in writing, either mailed, faxed or emailed, to
All Occasions
Management. Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the
conference will receive a
full refund, less a $100.00 handling fee. Registration cancellations received less than
30 days and up
to seven days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be
given for registration
cancellations received within seven days of the conference; however a substitute
delegate may be
nominated.
Registration Desk
All delegates must register to attend the conference. The registration desk will be
open at:
The Welcome Reception (Location to be advised) on:
Monday 5 January 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Foyer, Level 1, Sebel Playford Adelaide
Tuesday 6 January 8.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 7 January 8.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8 January 8.30am - 4.00pm
Friday 9 January

 2009 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision
Impairment
All Occasions Management is pleased to offer the
services of our in-house travel agency, All Occasions
Travel. We provide a ―one-stop-shop‖ enabling you to
book accommodation, flights, tours, travel insurance
and hire cars. We have access to advance purchase
and conference airfares, which have been discounted
up to 40% (conditions apply). Great flight and
accommodation packages are available on the
R egistration form. For bookings, please contact:
All Occasions Travel
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THEBARTON SA 5031
Phone: 08 8125 2222
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Email: travel@aomevents.com
Accommodation has been reserved at the following
locations with special conference rates.
Accommodation rooms are limited and allocation
will be strictly on first-come-first-serve basis. As
this is a busy time in Adelaide we encourage you
to book your accommodation as soon as
possible to avoid disappointment.
Accommodation Booking and Deposit
To make a booking please complete the relevant
section in the registration form and forward an
amount equal to one night‘s accommodation rate, to
All Occasions Management. Amounts sent greater
than the first night’s accommodation will be returned.
Delegates will then be responsible for settling their
final account with the hotel at check out.
Arrival time
Hotel check in time is 2.00pm. If you arrive prior to
this time your room may not be available. To
guarantee a room to be available for an early arrival
you will need to book for the night before.
Late Arrivals
Please indicate on your registration form or notify All
Occasions Management in writing if you will arrive at
your hotel after 6.00pm. Failure to do so may require
that your room be released.
The accommodation deposit will be forfeited should
you not arrive on the date for which you have
booked. In this instance, your subsequent nights‘
accommodation will be cancelled and may be re-sold
without notice.
Check Out
Check out time is strictly 10.00am. Late check out will
result in the hotel‘s day rate being charged.
Terminology
‗Double‘ refers to a room with one double or queen
bed
‗Twin‘ refers to a room with two beds
‗Single‘ refers to a single occupancy room
Accommodation Alterations and Cancellations
Alterations or cancellation of hotel accommodation
must be sent in writing to All Occasions
Management, not to the hotel. Cancellations with less
than seven days notice given may incur a penalty.
This is at the discretion of the hotel.
All rates are in Australian dollars, are inclusive of
GST and are for room only unless indicated
otherwise.
A. Sebel Playford Hotel – Conference Venue *****
120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8213 8888
Fax: 08 8213 8833
$169.00 per Playford Guest Room per night
(single or double occupancy)
$179.00 per Playford Deluxe Guest Room per night
(single or double occupancy)
$209.00 per Playford Studio Spa Suite per night
(single or double occupancy)
B. Stamford Plaza Hotel *****
150 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8461 1111
Fax: 08 8231 7572
$160.00 per Superior City View Room per night
(single or double or twin occupancy)
$180.00 per Superior Park View Room per night
(single or double or twin occupancy)
Five minute walk from Sebel Playford Hotel
C. Oaks Embassy ****
96 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8124 9900
Fax: 08 8124 9901
$155.00 per Deluxe one bedroom apartment per
night (single or double occupancy)
$215.00 per Deluxe two bedroom apartment per
night (one Queen bed and one double bed)
Five minute walk from Sebel Playford Hotel
D. Oaks Horizons ****
104 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8210 8000
Fax: 08 8210 8001
$153.00 per Deluxe one bedroom apartment per
night (single or double occupancy)
$204.00 per Deluxe two bedroom apartment per
night (one Queen bed and one double bed)
Five minute walk from Sebel Playford Hotel
Should you require alternative accommodation
choices, please contact All Occasions Travel on
08 8125 2222 or travel@aomevents.com.y 8:30am - 4:00pm


2009 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision
Impairment
Adelaide Central Market Tour
Includes behind the scenes market tour, meet
stallholders, coffee & food samples, complimentary
history CD.
Departs Tuesday 6th January, Thursday 8th January
and Friday 9th January at 9.30am or 1.30pm and
runs for approximately 2 hours.
Cost: $48.00 per person
Adelaide City Sights Morning Tour
Includes courtesy pickup from most major hotels,
modern air conditioned coach and informative
commentary from the coach captain.
Departs Monday 5th January to Friday 9th January at
8.30am and returns at approximately 12:30pm.
Cost: $57.00 per person
Accompanying Partner Optional Tours Accompanying Partner
Optional Tours
Holdfast Shores – Temptation Sailing
Dolphins, dolphins, dolphins. See one of the largest
dolphin pods in the wild up close. Safe for
inexperienced swimmers, 57 foot Catamaran cruises
from Holdfast Shore Marina down the coast and
back.
Departs Monday 5th January to Friday 9th January
from Glenelg at 8.00am (tour briefing at 7.30am) and
returns at 11.30am.
Cost: $98.00 per person
**Eco-certified
Enjoy the Barossa Day Tour
Includes courtesy pickup from most major hotels, 22
seat coaches, informative commentary from the
coach captain, lunch, a visit to Grant Burge Wines,
Chateau Yaldara, Cockatoo Ridge Wines and
Chateau Dorrien including tastings.
Departs Monday 5th January to Friday 9th at 9.15am.
Returns at approximately 5.00pm.
Cost: $69.00 per person
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2009 Biennial Conference Of the South Pacific Educators In Vision Impairment
6 – 9 January 2009, Sebel Playford Adelaide, Adelaide SA
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□ Member $675.00
□ Non Member $715.00
Regular (after 28/11/2008)
□ Member $725.00
□ Non Member $765.00
Day Registration
□ Member/Non Member $235.00
□ Parent $205.00
Days attending:
□ Tuesday 06/01/09
□ Wednesday 07/01/09
□ Thursday 08/01/09
□ Friday 09/01/09
TOTAL REGISTRATION COSTS $_______
Social Functions
To assist with catering please indicate your intentions.
Failure to do so will be noted as non attendance.
Welcome Reception - 05/01/09
□ Inclusive ticket
□ Ticket @ $50.00 per person Number_______
Celebrating Louis Braille - 06/01/09
□ Inclusive ticket
□ Ticket @ $100.00 per person Number_______
TOTAL SOCIAL FUNCTION COSTS $_______
Concurrent Sessions
Maximum numbers will apply to each session. Please
number concurrent sessions 1 - 3 in order of preference
that you would like to attend.
1:00pm - 1:30pm, Tuesday 6 January 2009
□ 1A - Immersion Course: Sharing Successful
Solutions
□ 1B - Echolocation - Some Are Born With It - Some
Achieve It - Some Have It Thrust Upon Them
□ 1C - Managing Inclusive Education For Visual
Impaired Children In Eastern Highlands, Papua New
Guinea
2009 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision
Impairment
□ 7B - New Zealand Educational Services For Kâpo
(Blind Maori: What Are The Issues For Kâpo Maori
And Then Whânau?
□ 7C - Positive Learning Is The Way Forward To
Success
11:00am - 11:40am, Thursday 8 January 2009
□ 1A - Visual Acuity: An Overview Of Visual Acuity Tests
For Children
□ 1B - Braille Nest
□ 1C - Development Of Infants And Children With VI
11:45am - 12:15pm, Thursday 8 January 2009
□ 2A - Safe And Skilled Surfing Through ―RadaR‘ The
Eargame‘ – An E-Learning Program For Children Who
Are Blind Or Vision Impaired
□ 2B - ―Little Learners‖ – Strengthening Children‘s
Development For The Future. An Attachment Based
Intervention
□ 2C - Development Of The Feelix Early Childhood
Resource As A National Resource
1:15pm - 1:55pm, Thursday 8 January 2009
□ 3A - Challenge And Choice: Social Skills For Inclusion
□ 3B - Growing DAISY(s) In The NT. An Emerging
Literacy Program For Braille And Large Print Users
Utilising DAISY DTBs
□ 3C - Footprints – Funny Feet, Fallen Arches: Fact Or
Fiction?
2:00pm - 2:40pm, Thursday 8 January 2009
□ 4A - Real Experiences: Real Learning
□ 4B - It‘s Not Just A Toy Box But A Tool Kit!
□ 4C - Applying a Lifestages Approach To Early
Intervention
2:45pm - 3:25pm, Thursday 8 January 2009
□ 5A - A Practical Application In The Approach To Meal
Time Issues In The Development Of Self feeding In
The VI
□ 5B - Partnerships And Consultation Through Cross-
Sector Collaboration: NT Education Department And
Vision Australia.
□ 5C - Expanded Core Curriculum In The Secondary
School Setting: IT And Adaptive Technologies
11:00am - 11:30am, Friday 9 January 2009
□ 1A - Education For All Children With VI (EFA-VI)
Campaign In The Pacific
□ 1B - Should Australia Develop A Competence Model
Of Qualifications for Teachers Of Children With VI
Based Upon The Competence Model Of Scotland?
□ 1C - BLENNZ Music School: A Creative Approach To
Music Education For Our Students
11:35am - 12:05pm, Friday 9 January 2009
□ 2A - ―Get Ya Hands Dirty‖ A Dynamic Model Of
Partnership For Transdisciplinary Teams Supporting
Students With A VI And Additional Disabilities
□ 2B - Choosing Independence
□ 2C - Working Collaboratively With Families
12:10pm - 12:40pm, Friday 9 January 2009
□ 3A - Vision Impairment: A Detailed Account Of The
Roles And Responsibilities Of Specialist Teachers In
Regular Queensland Schools
□ 3B - Project Insight: Supporting The Sighted Siblings
Of Students Who Are Vision Impaired
□ 3C - A Family Affair‖ BLENNZ Transdisciplinary
Assessment – What Does It Look Like?
13
1:35pm - 2:05pm, Tuesday 6 January 2009
□ 2A - The Child With Usher Syndrome On Your
Caseload?
□ 2B - Transition From School – Building Successful
Post-School Experiences
□ 2C - Scottish Comparison Study Between Itinerant
Teachers … VI And Itinerant Teachers … D/HI … Main
Barrier Of Inclusion
2:10pm - 2:40pm, Tuesday 6 January 2009
□ 3A - From The Farmer To The IT Consultant – Is Our
VI Criteria Reflective Of Societal Change?
□ 3B - A Different Kind Of Normal: Cultivation Positive
Identities In Students Who Are Blind Or VI To Facilitate
Transition
□ 3C - Inclusive Education Practices For Visual
Impairment In Papua New Guinea
2:45pm - 3:15pm, Tuesday 6 January 2009
□ 4A - Building Skills For Life-The National Unified Life
Skills Model
□ 4B - Developmental Education Or Skill Training?
□ 4C - Providing Educational Solutions In Rural And
Remote Australia
9:30am - 10:10am,Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 1A - Tour Of Site
□ 1C - Books In The Sky
10:15am - 11:00am, Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 2A - Tour Of Site
□ 2B - Software Options For Blind And Vision Impaired
Students
□ 2C - Functional Mobility Outcomes For Individuals With
Neurological Vision Impairment
11:15am - 11:40am, Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 3A - Ozzie Dots: From Uncontracted To Contracted
Braille In The First Three Years Of School
□ 3B - Taking Music To The Nation: An Examination Of
Music Courses Developed For The BLENNZ
Immersion Programme
□ 3C - Strategies For Independence: Three Case
Studies In O&M For Children With VI
11:45am - 12:15pm, Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 4A - Occupational Therapy – Promoting Independence
And Skills For Life
□ 4B - ‗LET‘S GO!‘ Independent Students And
Appropriate Use Of Sighted Guide
□ 4C - Tactile Art And Craft
1:15pm - 1:55pm, Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 5A - Cortical Visual Impairment: Tools Toward
Resolution
□ 5B - Echolocation Teaching Techniques For Children –
A Case Study
□ 5C - ―Spy Kids‖ O&M For Students In Regional Areas
2:00pm - 2:40pm, Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 6A - Expanded Core Curriculum Via Video
Conferencing!
□ 6B - Thinker‘s Keys And Travel Training: Unlocking
The Secrets Of Inclusion For VI Kids

2:45pm - 3:25pm, Wednesday 7 January 2009
□ 7A - BLENNZ: An Innovative And Ground-Breaking
Approach To Service Provision … Where Are We 4
Years On?
14
2009 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision
Impairment
1:30pm - 2:00pm, Friday 9 January 2009
□ 4A - Parent / School Partnerships
□ 4B - Working With Islamic Students: Challenges And
Strategies From An O&M Perspective
□ 4C - Issues And Challenges
2:05pm - 2:35pm, Friday 9 January 2009
□ 5A - Contact And O&M – Why Should I?
□ 5B - Perspectives On Education And The 21st Century
Learner
□ 5C - The Critical Years: Working With Blind Infants
2:40pm - 3:10pm, Friday 9 January 2009
□ 6A - Getting The Most Out Of Travel Training: O&M
Strategies For Community Access And Excursions
□ 6C - Integration of Voice Operated Route Planning
Please contact me in relation for more information about:
_ Car hire _ Travel Insurance
_ Pre and Post Conference Tour options for destinations
Accommodation Options
All Occasions Management has reserved accommodation at
a range of hotels. To access these rooms at the Conference
rate, all rooms must be booked through All Occasions
Management. Rooms will be allocated strictly on first-comefirst-
serve basis.
Arrival Date ..................... Departure Date ....................
Estimated Time of Arrival................................................
Name of person (s) sharing ...........................................
_Single _Double _Twin and/or
_Smoking _Non-Smoking
Please indicate your hotel preference (1 - 4) in the boxes
below. All rates are room only per night and GST inclusive.
Sebel Playford Hotel * * * * *
□ $169.00 per Playford Guest Room per night (single
or double occupancy)
□ $179.00 per Playford Deluxe Guest Room per night
(single or double occupancy)
□ $209.00 per Playford Studio Spa Suite per night (single
or double occupancy)
Stamford Plaza Hotel * * * * *
□ $160.00 per Superior City View Room per night (single
or double or twin occupancy)
□ $180.00 per Superior Park View Room per night
(single or double or twin occupancy)
Oaks Embassy * * * *
□ $155.00 per Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment per night
(single, or double occupancy)
□ $215.00 per Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment per night
(one queen bed and one double bed)
Oaks Horizons * * * *
□ $153.00 per Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment per night
(single, or double occupancy)
□ $204.00 per Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment per night
(one queen bed and one double bed)
Accommodation Alterations and Cancellations
Alterations or cancellation of hotel accommodation must
be sent in writing to All Occasions Management, not to the
hotel. Cancellations with less than seven days notice given
may incur a penalty. This is at the discretion of the hotel.
Travel Options
Please complete the details below and a consultant will
contact you to complete the booking. Upon booking an
invoice will be sent to you for payment. Terms and
Conditions apply.
Desired Departure Date...................
Desired Departure Time ..................
Desired Return Date.......................
Desired Return Time.......................
Frequent Flyer number ...................
Number of Persons.........................
Accompanying Partner Tour Options
Please contact me to arrange a booking for:
□ Adelaide Central Market Tour
□ Adelaide City Sights Morning Tour
□ Holdfast Shores - Temptation Sailing
□ Enjoy the Barossa Valley Day Tour
Please Note: FULL PAYMENT is required prior to the
commencement of the Conference. Admission to the
Conference and all social functions will be refused if
payment has not been received.
Payment
Registration $.......................................
Social Functions $ ...............................
Accommodation $................................
TOTAL $.............................................
Payment or payment advice must accompany this
form and may be made by:
□ Cheque or money order payable to ‗All Occasions
Group – SPEVI‘ or
□ Electronic Funds Transfer to CBA, BSB 065 112,
Account Number 1012 2086. To allow us to identify
your EFT payment, please enter your surname as the
Statement reference. A remittance advice must also
be forwarded by email, fax to All Occasions
Management.
□ Please debit my credit card for the above total
_ MasterCard _ Visa _ Diners _ American Express
Card Number ....................................................................
Expiry Date ................./ ....................
Card holder‘s name as it appears on the card
..........................................................................................
Signature
..........................................................................................
Please note that debits to your credit card will appear as “All
Occasions Group” on your statement.
Please return this form to: All Occasions Management –
SPEVI Conference, 41 Anderson Street, THEBARTON SA 5031
Phone: 08 8354 2285 Fax: 08 8354 1456
Email: conference@aomevents.com

								
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