Features of visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed, along with assessment of children with this condition. Methods are presented to design appropriate interventions for these children that take into account individual differences, the learning environment, and the need for multidisciplinary teamwork.
Emphasis will be placed on integrating knowledge from a variety of sources and applying this knowledge to gain a better understanding of how children with cerebral visual impairment see their world and interact with it.
Each participant is encouraged to choose a child that they know well to follow throughout the class for a case study.
Participants will apply the information they learn each week to the case that they are building. Participants are not required to have an active caseload to register for this class, but are advised that the coursework will center around these case studies.
Lueck, A.H., & Dutton, G.N. (2015). Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children. American Printing House
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PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, CTLEs, OSPI, ASHA, AOTA
You will have the opportunity to add 2 graduate credits to your registration for an additional fee through Lasell University (Newton, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants 2 weeks before the start date.
- Identify the differences between ocular visual impairment and cerebral visual impairment.
- Work with multidisciplinary teams to assess and determine intervention strategies for students with cerebral visual impairment.
- Describe functional consequences of cerebral visual impairment associated with various causes of damage to the visual brain.
- Explain psychosocial consequences of cerebral visual impairment to students, families, school staff, and other professionals.
- Identify a range of assessment strategies suitable for children with cerebral visual impairment at different ages and with different functional manifestations of the condition.
- Identify a variety of intervention strategies suitable for children with cerebral visual impairment of different ages and with different manifestations of the condition.
- Identify potential accommodations, modifications and specially designed instructional methods to be included in a educational program for students with cerebral visual impairment.
- Describe how school and home environments need to be adapted or designed to accommodate the needs of children with cerebral visual impairment.
- Identify ways in which members of educational teams need to work collectively to address the needs of students with cerebral visual impairments.
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Dr. Elizabeth Hartmann has been paid by Perkins to instruct this course.
She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
|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 2.25 AOTA CEUs.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.