user

Specialist Areas of Interest

Gwyneth McCormack and Dr Donna Carpenter on supporting children with visual impairment using Story Time

Posted on .

Gwyneth McCormack and Dr Donna Carpenter on supporting children with visual impairment using Story Time

Introduction

Dr Donna Carpenter is the State Coordinator for the Kentucky Deafblind Project. She’s a certified teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Elementary Certified Teacher, Montessori Early Childhood Certified with her doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Gwyn McCormack is a Qualified Teacher of VI (QTVI) who founded Positive Eye in 2008, her mission being to provide practical courses, consultancy and a bespoke product range of resources for practitioners working with children and young people with vision impairment (VI). Positive Eye has developed to work nationally in the UK and internationally.

In this interview, Gwyn explains how she creates and presents the Family Time story sessions, a TV show for children with complex needs in Deafblind programmes across 16 States (and growing!) in America. Dr Donna Carpenter describes how this helps and supports children and their families, including the use of sign language interpreters.

They also explain how the use of crafts can stimulate learning and encourage family involvement.

Gwyn gives an amazing demonstration of how to get – and keep – children’s attention and Dr Carpenter explains how Gwyn’s programme is going to be extended to more States in the future.

You can find out more about Positive Eye here: https://www.positiveeye.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/user/PositiveEyeLtd
https://www.facebook.com/gwyneth.mccormack

Find out more about the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project here: https://education.uky.edu/kydbp/

Sorry - this content is for Premium Members Only

Each Early Years TV video is available to watch for free for one week until the next video is posted up. There are also special bonus videos and other content only available to Premium members.

If you'd like to get access to all the interviews and content then you can sign up for Early Years TV Premium.

For a small fee you get access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member. 

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

You might also enjoy these brilliant Early Years TV Episodes...
Filter by
sfwd-courses Post Page
Core Practice Intermediate Practice Advanced Topics
Sort by
Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie

Navigation
34 Shares
Share34
Tweet
Share
Pin