One day workshop — Tuesday, March 20th — that focuses on cortical visual impairment (CVI): causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for students with CVI.
Current theories will be explored. Participants will come to understand the unique visual behaviors and learning needs of children with CVI.
With well thought out assessment using the only available assessment tool, the CVI Range, participants will take a close look at those visual behaviors, to determine function vision within the visual characteristics. After assessment those visual needs will be targeted for necessary environmental adaptations and strategies.
This workshop was made possible from a generous grant from Jane's Trust.
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, or ASHA CEUs
- Describe the critical differences between ocular and cortical forms of visual impairment
- Describe the role of neuro-visual plasticity in improvements in functional vision for individuals with CVI
- Describe the diagnostic criteria used to identify CVI
- Describe the importance of knowing the medical causes of CVI as an important key to diagnosis of CVI
- List the characteristics associated with CVI
- Describe the key factors and behaviors associated with each characteristic
- Describe the educational implications of the characteristics associated with CVI
- Describe the rationale for a CVI-specific functional vision assessment
- Describe the behaviors associated with Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III CVI
- Describe the importance of the interview, observation, and direct assessment components of The CVI Range
- Describe how to use the results of The CVI Range in program planning.
- Describe the goals of intervention adaptations and strategies for individuals whose CVI Range scores place their level of functional vision in Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III
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Contact PerkinsTrainingCenter@perkins.org or call 617.972.7712 for more information.
Payment must be received and confirmed in order to secure your participation.
Cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop will receive 50% fee refund.
Cancellations within 48 hours of workshop will not be given a refund.
Ellen Mazel has been paid by Perkins to develop this course and is also paid to be the instructor.
She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This workshop is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area).
|Perkins School for the Blind is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See the course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.|
This workshop is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.