IECER Brown Bag Series

The Institute for Early Childhood Education will be hosting another installment of the exciting Brown Bag lunch series.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:30pm in the Ponderosa Commons Multipurpose Room (POCH 2012)

Early Literacy Development for Children Who Are Blind
Presented by Dr. Cay Holbrook

This brown bag lunch discussion will address early literacy instruction and acquisition of reading and writing skills for young children with visual impairments. Participants will explore basic understandings of braille for early readers, use of special and conventional story books and the importance of attending to pictures in picture books.

Dr. Cay Holbrook is a professor of Special Education at The University of British Columbia. She is co-director of the program in Blindness and Visual Impairment at UBC. Dr. Holbrook’s research agenda has focused on literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired including attention to braille reading and writing.

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm
Location: POCH 2012, UBC Point Grey Campus