This tutorial covers Nicola McDowell’s masters research project that looked at the impact of clutter on the learning experiences and behaviour of children with CVI. Nicola will also provide a brief summary of her doctoral research, which is focused on developing an effective framework for supporting children with CVI.
Nicola McDowell works as a senior tutor in the Institute of Education at Massey University, New Zealand. She is the Coordinator of the Blind and Low Vision endorsement of the joint Massey/Canterbury Specialist Teaching Programme. Nicola is currently undertaking doctoral research in education, focusing on developing an effective framework for supporting children with cerebral visual impairment. Nicola’s research interests include: supporting learners with disabilities (particularly visual impairments) to have equal access and equal opportunities for success within their educational environment. Also, issues related to empowerment of those with disabilities and their families / caregivers.
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