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Early Intervention VI

SPEVI Early Intervention VI Community of Practice (EIVI CoP).

When: 4th Thursday of every 2 months. Note: Meeting in February will take place on the second Thursday, 10 February 2022.
Open to members and non-members of SPEVI who work in Early Intervention VI or have an interest in the topic.
Co-facilitators:  Bronwen Scott, Sharon Duncan and Lara Anderson.
Contact email:

Meeting dates for 2022 (Time shows in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney):

Feb 10, 2022, 03:30 PM
Mar 24, 2022, 03:30 PM
May 26, 2022, 03:30 PM
Jul 28, 2022, 03:30 PM

You are required to register in advance, on:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Next meeting, March 24 2022, 03:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney. (5.30 pm NZ)

Our EIVI Practice Guidance
What are the common foundations that help guide us in all the work we do with children and families?

Based on SPEVI-List conversations recently on best practice guidelines for early childhood aged children who are blind, deafblind and low vision, this will be the focus for our session on 24th March at 5.30pm.

Hear and share guidelines and materials currently available to support and guide effective EIVI practice



  • How do we know we are following best practice for EIVI?
  • Are we (and families) agreed on key EIVI principles?
  • How are we putting these principles in practice?


If you have documents or practice guidelines that could contribute to this discussion, please send them to

Report Meeting November 2021

The second meeting took place on 25 November 2021. In this session, the use of Learning Media Assessments and Sensory Learning Profiles with children with low vision and blindness (birth-6 years old) was explored. The discussion was led by invited guests Patrick Hodgkins and Peter Mubiru, 3rd year Occupational Therapy Students from Monash University who are currently completing a student project with Vision Australia. They provided an overview of the project context and facilitated small group discussions on sensory learning profiles and the benefits of recording and supporting the use of learning and sensory preferences in your current practices.

Report Meeting September 2021

The first meeting was held on 23 September 2021 from 03:30 to 04:30 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney/ 5:30 – 6.30 pm NZ. This first session featured a presentation on early orientation and mobility by Bronwen Scott.