Meaningful activities for people with congenital deafblindness
Are you interested in exploring meaningful activities for people who are congenitally deafblind? Read more about the content and join us for the course.
This course will explore meaningful activities for people who are congenitally deafblind. During the course, we will discuss what kind of activities are possible, how to do them and talk about the reasons. There will be a focus on using the activities in communication development and health benefits. Ethics, consent and “meaningful” consent during activities will also be discussed.
This course is primarily lecture based with some outdoor practical activities. Participants will also be invited to share their experiences of meaningful activities with people who are congenitally deafblind.
All staff that work with people with congenital deafblindness, especially those involved with or having an interest in physical activities.
- Joe Gibson, PhD, teacher, Skådalen, Norge
- Maria Creutz, Nordic Welfare Center
- More lecturers to be announced.
Maria Creutz, Nordic Welfare Center
Language and interpretation
The presentation language is English and Scandinavian (Norwegian, Danish and Swedish).
If needed, translation to/from Scandinavian to/from Icelandic is available.
The price of an accommodation package is NOK 4100 and includes accommodation in cottages with separate bedrooms (21-24 May 2018), breakfast, conference coffee, lunch and dinner during the course.
The price of a day package is NOK 1900 and includes conference coffee, lunch and dinner during the course.
Shared transportation from Röros to Sömådalen can be arranged. Further information to follow.
Last cancellation date is April 12th 2018.
If cancellation occurs later than the last cancellation date, the participant will pay full price.
The course is arranged at Johnsgård, which is in Sømådalen, Norway.
Røros is the city to which most of the participants will travel in order to reach Johnsgård. It takes approximately one hour by car from Røros to Johnsgård. Shared transportation from Røros to Johnsgård can be arranged. More information about this will be sent out closer to the start of the course.
Røros is situated 50 minutes by plane from Oslo. You can catch a plane most days, except Saturdays. Røros airport is located 2 kilometers from the town of Røros.
There are regular departures both from Oslo and Trondheim with the Norwegian State Railways, NSB. From Trondheim it takes approximately two hours by train, car or bus to get to Røros.
The transfer time from Oslo to Røros by train, will take around five hours. The transfer time from Trondheim is two hours. Tickets and timetables can be found at ATB:s webbsite.