USHER in FOCUS – Early Support for Usher Kids Session 2
Dr Karen Wolffe – Career Education Consultant for Students with Vision Impairment, Texas, USA
Skills for Life – Supporting School Age Kids with Usher Syndrome – Social Impacts and Early Career Skill Development
Dr. Karen Wolffe
Dr. Karen Wolffe is a world renowned expert in the early development of career skills in youth with visual impairments. She worked with the American Foundation for the Blind as Director of Professional Development and CareerConnect from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, she was a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas (UT) where she also directed the Job Readiness Clinic, an applied learning lab for people with disabilities looking for work and university students studying to become rehabilitation counsellors or special education teachers.
Skills for Life – Supporting School Age Kids with Usher Syndrome, Social Impacts & Early Career Skill Development
Dr. Wolffe will present strategies for early skill development of children with dual sensory loss with the goal for all children is to reach their potential, to grow up happy, healthy, and to be productive citizens.
She will discuss strategies for developing social engagement skills and early career skills for children with Usher syndrome.