Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) has become the leading cause of visual impairment in children in the United States and many developed countries.
Practitioners in the field, including TVIs (Teachers of the Visually Impaired) and other vision specialists, typically receive very little, if any, formal training in CVI at the pre-service level.
Perkins School for the Blind and Dr. Christine Roman recognize a need to acknowledge the training and expertise of professionals who have acquired skills in working with children with CVI. We also recognize the need to develop a directory in which families and school districts can locate professionals who have an endorsement in The CVI Range©
We believe every child with a visual impairment, including every child with CVI, should have a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) on his/her IEP Team. We also believe that every child with CVI should have an IEP Team member with recognized and endorsed expertise specific to The CVI Range©.