The below listed papers are papers that were presented at the 2013 SPEVI Biennial Conference, in Auckland, New Zealand, from 13-18 January 2013. The Conference Theme was "Weaving the mat: Strength through Connection" - "Rarangahia te whariki: Kia tuuhono kaha ai".
The papers are listed alphabetically on authors' names.
You can download each paper by clicking on the appropriate link below. Please use appropriate referencing. Published with authors' consent.
The educational experiences of five former students with vision impairment (VI) participating in education in Papua New Guinea (PNG): A qualitative study
Aiwa - The educational experiences of five former students with VI in PNG
Andrew, J., and Ritzema, G.
Underneath the Arches: The importance of weight bearing through hands and feet for Blind Children
Andrew, Ritzema - Underneath the Arches
A World of their Own: Communication tools that enable children who are deafblind and have CHARGE syndrome to travel safely in their environment
Bogart - Communication tools that enable children who are deafblind and have CHARGE syndrome to travel safely in their environment
Budd, J. and Mentis, M.
Budd - Multilayered mentoring-Preparing an interprofessionally ready workforce
Cahill, A., and Smith, L.
Expanded Core Curriculum: One Queensland school's solution for implementing the expanded core curriculum in mainstream education
Cahill and Smith - Expanded Core Curriculum
Strategies for the vision impaired overseas volunteer
Clare - Strategies for the VI overseas volunteer
The thread of literacy woven by Feelix
Curtin - The thread of literacy woven by Feelix
Transitioning from small country school to large high school
Doepel - Transitioning from small country school to large high school
Cerebral visual impairment in children: Designing strategies to help
Dutton - Cerebral VI in children-designing strategies to help
Understanding and managing children with profound cerebral visual impairment
Dutton - Understanding and managing children with profound cerebral VI
The new iPad: Is it just a fad?
Enright - The new iPad-is it just a fad
Development and Validation of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts
Ferrell - Development and validation of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts
Image Description in High‐Stakes Assessment
Ferrell - Image descriptions in high-stakes assessment
Weaving the Mat: Longitudinal Study of Development of Children with Visual Impairment
Ferrell - Longitudinal study of development of young children with VI
Reach Out and Teach: Helping Your Child who is Visually Impaired Learn and Grow
Ferrell - Reach out and teach
Relationship of the Expanded Core Curriculum to Young Adult Outcomes
Ferrell - Relationship of the expanded core curriculum
Fountain, L., and Jones, S.
How can I learn to be dexterous and deft, if I always mix up my right from my left?
Fountain, Jones - How can I learn to be dexterous and deft
Transforming the education systems for children with disability in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste
Gentle - Transforming the education systems for children with disability in PNG and TL
Gentle, F., and Pagliano, P.
SPEVI Principles and Standards: Time for a review
Gentle, Pagliano - SPEVI Principles and standards-Time for a review
Gilligan, D., Lewin, K., Heather, D., Marshall, T., and Riripeti, P.
Transitions: Some perspectives from parents of PVI NZ
Gilligan, Lewin, Heather, Marshall, Paine - Transitions
Hyslop - Family leadership
Hyslop, J. and K.
Community Inclusion: 'An Ordinary Life'
Hyslop - Community Inclusion
Apps: Their application to inclusive research
Jessup - Apps-Their application to inclusive research
A sensory learning toolkit
King - A sensory learning toolkit
One small step: The RIDBC early years access technology framework
Knight - One small step-The RIDBC early years access tech framework
How are schools meeting the needs of students who have a cortical vision impairment? Programming, assessment and curriculum
Laing - How are schools meeting the needs of students who have a cortical VI
Manning, P., Jeffery, M., and Paine, R.
Inclusion is not selective
Manning, Jeffery, Paine - Inclusion is not selective
What are we thinking? The development of thinking skills in children who are blind or have low vision
Morgan - What are we thinking-The development of thinking skills in children who are blind or have low vision
Treasure Trail: A "Hands-On" experience for preschool children with vision impairment
Nalepa - Treasure Trail-a hands-on experience for preschool children with VIs
Tactually Illustrated Picture Books For Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired for the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind Homai Special Formats Library Display Stand
Nation - Tactually illustrated picture books for children who are BVI
Strength through connection: Multisensory stimulation as communication
Pagliano - Strength through connection
Social behaviour: developing skills and reducing difference
Palmer - Social behaviour-Developing skills and reducing difference
The Penfriend: Not just your ordinary voice labeller
Perzylo - The penfriend-not just your ordinary voice labeller
Priest, B., and Scherer, M.
Mapping the Journey: Inclusive Education for Students with Severe Vision Impairment in Rural South Australia
Priest, Scherer - Mapping the journey-Inclusive education for students with severe VI in rural SAust
Performing Arts Education: A model for confident participation
Richards - Performing Arts education-a model for confident participation
How do we as educators support families to explore this new phenomenon - the iPad?
Ryan - The iPad
Shaw, A., and Sims, R.
Mobile learning devices at South Australian School for Vision Impaired
Shaw, Sims - Mobile learning devices at SAust School for VI
Eye and vision conditions in preterm children: Findings from the Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register
Silveira - Eye and vision conditions in preterm children
Stobbs, K., Higgins, N., Wilson, G., Phillips, H., and Pascoe, H.
Improving educational services for kāpo Māori: What does our research suggest
Stobbs, Higgins, Wilson, Phillips, Pascoe - Improving Education services for Kapo Maori
Stuart, R., and Thorpe, L.
Establishing and maintaining strong connections: A case study
Stuart, Thorpe - Establising and maintaining strong connections
White, L., and Murray, S.
Supporting early Braille literacy
White, Murray - Supporting early Braille literacy