Webinar: Climbing the wall; Assessment of cognition through video analysis
Climbing can be used to assess cognition in persons with congenital deafblindness. It can be particularly valuable when it comes to observing cognition when the communication is hard to read.
This webinar presents a case of a teenage boy with deafblindness, where standardised tests were not useful to assess cognition. In the project climbing was instead chosen as activity to better observe and assess cognition through action and interaction. The lecturers will then examine the analysis particularly regarding the relational qualities and cognitive functions, and finish by discussing what the findings of the project mean regarding cognition and for the pupil’s daily school life.
In the second half of the webinar, we invite questions and are particularly interested in discussing the advantages of collaborative working, relational qualities both from a practical and theoretical standpoint and the issues around assessing/observing cognition in difficult to assess cases.
The webinar will start with a lecture by Joe Gibson and in the second part continue with a discussion where also Torill Gullvik, Anne Nafstad and Lynn Skei participate.
- Joe Gibson, PhD and teacher, Diamanten skole for elever med døvblindhet, Norway
- Torill Gullvik, teacher, Diamanten skole for elever med døvblindhet, Norway
- Anne Nafstad , leg. psykolog och specialpsykolog, Statped, Norway
- Lynn Skei , Clinical Neuropsychologist, Signo, Norway
This webinar is based on Chapter 3 of the book Revealing hidden potentials: Assessing cognition in individuals with congenital deafblindness. Prepare for the webinar by reading the chapter.
Practitioners, family members and researchers from the deafblind field who want to know more about the use of outdoor activities related to tactile communication and cognition.
The webinar is arranged in Zoom, which has many accessibility features.
Speech-to-text interpretation (subtitles) to English will be available. Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have questions concerning accessibility.