Self-Paced Tutorials

Comparing Neuroplastic Changes in Ocular versus Cerebral Causes of Visual Impairment Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial defines and describes neuroplasticity, and examines the differences in the brain's response to ocular and brain-based vision loss. Dr. Lotfi B. Merabet uses functional magnetic...
Compensatory Skills: Essential Considerations for Learning Self-paced | Multiple days The child with a visual impairment uses residual vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste to learn about the world. This tutorial discuss how these senses develop and how they can be optimally used...
Considerations for Reducing Complexity with the Home Self-paced | Approximately one hour   In this tutorial, Marguerite Tibaudo reviews the complications that complex environments pose for children who have CVI, specifically targeting the home environment, and provide discussion points...
Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment, Session 1 Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial covers the causes, definition and classification of cortical/cerebral visual impairment and is presented by staff of the New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at Perkins. Participants will...
Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment, Session 2 Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial is Part 2 of a 2-part exploration of the experience of individuals with cortical/cerebral visual impairment. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or...
Creating IEPs for Students with CVI Self-paced | Multiple weeks This self-paced tutorial will look at the terminology related to IEPs as well as assessment and eligibility for special education services.  In addition, the importance of including the expanded core...
Curriculum Adaptations Self-paced | Multiple days There are three webcasts included in this training module that discuss the importance of adapted and universal curricula and the FAIER Approach to designing physical education activities....
Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments (Keys 5) Self-paced | Multiple weeks  This module includes two sessions. The first one examines the Core Curriculum, the Common Core State Standards, the Expanded Core Curriculum, and how these can be aligned for students with visual...
Curriculum-Universal Design Self-paced | Multiple days There are 4 modules included in this self-paced tutorial that examine the 3 principles of Universal Design for Living, strategies for collaborating with classroom teachers to ensure students are...
CVI and AAC Self-paced | Approximately one hour Register to Take This Tutorial »     CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on CVI and communication with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), held on October 28, 2020...
CVI and O&M Self-paced | Approximately one hour Register to Take This Tutorial »     CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on CVI and Orientation and Mobility (O&M), held on December 3, 2020. Susan Abu-Jaber, TVI and O&M Specialist...
CVI and Remote Learning Self-paced | Approximately one hour Register to Take This Tutorial »   There is a lot to consider when working with kids with CVI in a remote learning setting. CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on CVI and Remote Learning on...
CVI Basics Self-paced | Multiple days There are three videos included in this training module that discuss the origins, diagnosis, and characteristics of cortical visual impairment (CVI), as well as the evaluation and improvement of...
CVI From a Parent's Perspective Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial discusses the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP...
CVI, Albinism, and Environmental Adaptations Self-paced | Multiple days There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional...
CVI: Considerations for Distance Learning part 2 Phase III Self-paced | Approximately one hour The use of technology (video conferencing, screen mirroring, and general use of tablets and screens) for remote instruction presents its own unique challenges to meet the needs of individual students...
CVI: Considerations for Distance Learning tutorial Self-paced | Approximately one hour During the COVID-19 pandemic, families and professionals have been significantly challenged to provide child-centered, meaningful instruction and opportunities to continue to implement CVI...
Deafblind Technology Solutions Self-paced | Multiple days There are three videos included in this training module that demonstrate adaptive devices used for communication with individuals who are deafblind, or who have both hearing and visual impairments....
Determining Service Levels for Learners with CVI Using the Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity Self-paced | Approximately one hour The Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity (VISSIT) is a research-based tool developed to help TVIs determine the appropriate type and amount of service for a student with a visual impairment...
Determining Type & Amount of Itinerant TVI Service – Using the VISSIT Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial explains the purpose of The Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT), demonstrates its use, and briefly reports the findings of its field-testing and initial...

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