Fall Session starts September 28, 2020 and runs for 8 weeks.
This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI). The course is based on the use of The CVI Range, a functional vision assessment used to determine the degree of affect of the visual and behavioral characteristics associated with CVI.
Course participants will be provided information on the use of The CVI Range and will have the opportunity to score a video based CVI Range assessment. The course will also include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
Roman Lantzy, C. A. (2018) Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
To order this book, please contact Sarah Bush - American Printing House for the Blind at (502)-899-2306, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, CTLEs ASHA, AOTA
Graduate Credits: You will have the opportunity to add 3 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $295.00 through (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.
Withdraw without Refund
Due to the high demand for this course, we are unable to refund fees to participants who withdraw after the course start date. Your registration holds your seat and sale is considered final. Please review the schedule and syllabus for this course to be sure that you will be able to participate fully.
As a result of the learning experiences in the course:
You will become more cognizant of:
- CVI and literacy.
- The medical causes of CVI.
- The principles of The CVI Range.
- Phase I, Phase II and Phase III CVI.
- The diagnostic criteria associated with CVI.
- The visual and behavioral characteristics associated with CVI.
- The implications of the results of The CVI Range in relation to program planning, environmental adaptations, and IEP goals and objectives.
You will become better able to:
- Conduct and score The CVI Range.
- The ability to interpret the results of The CVI Range.
- Design adaptations and supports based on The CVI Range score.
- Describe the medical conditions associated with CVI.
- Describe the 10 visual and behavioral characteristics associated with CVI.
- Provide instruction and/or consultation in literacy for students with CVI.
You will become more competent in your ability to:
- Identify individuals who demonstrate the characteristics associated with CVI.
- Provide functional vision assessment by conducting The CVI Range.
- Provide appropriate program planning, direct instruction, and consultation to students with CVI.
- Provide information about the educational implications of CVI to parents and providers.
- Provide targeted environmental adaptations, consultation, and instruction based on the score derived from The CVI Range.
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Contact Perkins eLearning at perkins.elearning@Perkins.org for any questions.
Hear from a past participant:
"I can not begin to thank Perkins enough for this class... I had students with physical and cognitive delays during my student teaching, but do not recall CVI coming up as a diagnosis...A few years in, I inherited a young lady who had CVI written on her ocular report...As a team, using Dr. Roman-Lantzy's CVI assessment, we were able to develop appropriate interventions for her. "
~~ Sumer B.