Cognitive and concept development

This webinar discusses how vision impairment can impact on cognitive and concept development, and why this is important for orientation and mobility.


Course Code:   CPE19CCD-W

Course Information

This webinar will investigate the quality and quantity of experiences that children who are blind or have low vision have and how this impacts on thier concept development and sensory perceptions and therefore the impact on their orientation and mobility skills.

Concepts are developed through the following ways:

1.concrete which is knowledge of specific characteristics and objects are tangible eg house, computer,tree

2. Functional - the understanding of purpose or function. This relate to something that can be demonstrated but not held such as an action eg running, skipping

3. Abstract - the understanding of characteristics and purposes and the ability to generalise to other uses and situations eg a chair may come in different sizes, colours, styles and shapes.



  • Dr Bronwen Scott
    Bronwen has worked as an Orientation & Mobility (O&M) specialist for 30 years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility, Master of Education (Special Education), and a Doctor of Education. Her doctoral thesis explores the introduction of O&M skills within the early childhood context. Bronwen has worked for a range of blindness agencies in Western Australia, NSW, Victoria and the UK, as well as 6 years working as a Visiting Teacher/O&M specialist for the Vision Education Service in the Department of Education Western Australia. She is currently based in Melbourne and is passionate about the role of O&M in developing the potential of individuals who are blind or have low vision.





These are convenient and accessible and can be accessed at anytime. These sessions are presented by International and National experts including RIDBC staff. All the courses are accredited by the BOSTES and many are also accredited by Audiology Australia and AG Bell.


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