This 8 week course will run from June 15, 2020 to August 9, 2020. This course will provide content related to students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI) and who are considered to be in Phase III CVI.
The content of this course is based on the use and principles associated with The CVI Range, a functional vision assessment used to determine the degree of impact of the 10 visual and behavioral characteristics associated with CVI. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of Phase I, II, III of The CVI Range, the 10 characteristics of CVI (as defined by Roman-Lantzy), and foundational knowledge of Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment.
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, CTLE, OSPI
Graduate Credits: You will have the opportunity to add 3 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $295.00 through Fitchburg State University (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.
This course will address the dispositions of the Conceptual Framework in the following way(s):
Knowledge: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more cognizant of:
- The principles associated with Phase 3 CVI.
- The CVI characteristics as they manifest in Phase III.
- The principles of salient visual features.
- The principles of comparative thought
- The impact of CVI on communication and augmentative/alternative devices used for communication.
- The principles CVI as applied to orientation & mobility instruction.
Skill: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become better able to:
- Describe the principles associated with Phase 3 CVI.
- Implement instruction and create adaptations in accordance with Phase 3 CVI.
- Provide instruction in consideration of salient visual features and comparative language.
- Apply the principles of Phase 3 CVI to the practice of orientation & mobility.
Caring: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more competent in your ability to:
- Interpret and communicate the principles of Phase 3 CVI to parents, educators and therapists.
- Provide appropriate educational supports and instruction regarding salient features.
- Provide appropriate educational supports and instruction regarding comparative thinking.
- Provide appropriate CVI Range techniques in accordance with Phase 3 CVI.
- Identify and apply Phase III CVI techniques to orientation and mobility.
- Support the social learning needs of individuals with CVI.
Ethical: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more competent in your ability to:
- Provide appropriate information regarding the specialized educational needs of individuals with CVI who are in Phase 3.
- Provide targeted environmental adaptations, consultation, and instruction based on a CVI Range score in Phase 3.
- Provide consultation with families and members of the educational team regarding the specialized needs of individuals in Phase 3 CVI.
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