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What can you see? Arts Therapy with the vision impaired by Kathryn Stevenson

  • 09 Dec 2021
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This presentation will focus on vision impairment – what does it mean to be vision impaired. How does this impact on their view of the environment, and the affects this might have during a therapy session. There will be examples of how a vision impaired person might see things, such as a pile of coloured pencils. What colours are good to use, what is not. It might be assumed that those with low vision would only be interested in arts that have sound, tactile sensation such as working with clay or movement/dance activities. Participants will explore what it might be like not to see things clearly and there will be time for discussion and questions.

Presenter Bio

Kathryn Stevenson, MA, RMTh, from New Zealand is vision impaired and has worked in the disability sector since 1981.  Much of her work has involved working with people who are vision impaired, in a variety of settings. Kathryn holds a Master of Arts qualification with a specialisation in music therapy which she gained at Montclair State University, New Jersey, U.S.A. Kathryn has worked as a music therapist for the past 24 years in a variety of settings, in the USA and New Zealand. She currently works in private practice in Ellerslie. Kathryn has offered many presentations about vision impairment at conferences in New Zealand and Australia.

Date: Thursday 9 December 2021
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm AEDT (3pm HKT & WA, 5pm QLD, 8pm NZT)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Where: Zoom (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)

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