Visual Impairment and Blindness

He was looking at lights. He was looking at me for short periods of time. He hated baby toys. We tried to pretend everything was normal.

An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.

Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day

An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children.

Hands-on practice to increase your reliability in assessing children with CVI.

WORKSHOP CANCELLED. How to successfully introduce iOS technology and to teach tech skills to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students with VIB.

This workshop will focus how to successfully introduce iOS technology and teach tech skills.

 

In this tutorial, learn how to distinguish between concrete and abstract thinking and design learning activities that develop abstract thinking.

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This tutorial has 6 sessions that demonstrate theories and best practices for teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

New Hampshire: 1 day workshop - October 26. The workshop will emphasize the foundation principles used to facilitate literacy skills in children with CVI.

Development of abstract thinking skills is a critical factor in ensuring academic success, as well as in dealing with the complexities of life.

Vision simulation is one way to understand how the world is experienced by someone with a visual impairment.

These webcasts from KanLovKids are a series three videos of web based training on the use of optical devices.

Learn how a Lions Clubs International Foundation SightFirst grant provided low-vision care for a young boy in Kansas and changed his life forever.

Robert Taylor of Kansas State School for the Blind provides videos training on getting your iPad ready for your student with visual impairments.

These webcasts from KanLovKids are a series of six videos of instructions on getting to know and training in the use of the monocular telescope.

Ellen Mazel discusses how the vision is processed in a child with cortical vision impairment (CVI) and the importance of early intervention.

Guidelines for modifications and evaluation to improve contrast and lighting and reduce visual clutter and glare for individuals with vision loss.

In this webcast, Susan Dalton offers a perspective on including students with albinism in the regular educational classroom.

Dr. Penny Rosenblum discusses the development of navigational and social skills for children and adults who are visually impaired and unable to drive.

In this webcast, Larry Campbell discusses the Education for All Initiative - all girls and boys with blindness and low vision enjoy the right to education.

In this webcast Dr. Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind Union (WBU), talks about United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In this webcast, David Brown offers an overview of the impact that CHARGE has on vision and, in turn, on the behavior of the student with CHARGE Syndrome.

Dr. Luisa Mayer of the New England Eye Institute at Perkins talks about the development of tests of visual acuity in babies through Preferential Looking.

Dr. Mayer discusses how she came to Children’s Hospital in Boston to work on the measurement of visual acuity in babies using the FPL and OPL techniques.

In this webcast, Dr. Luisa Mayer demonstrates the role of the visual field in daily life and the challenges faced when there is a field loss.

Dr. Christine Roman presents an overview of cortical visual impairment (CVI) and the importance of early diagnosis and common diagnostic issues.

iPads are often used as accessibility solutions for students with visual impairments. However the iPad by itself is not a finished solution.

Conference will be held on March 11, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA.

How to evaluate your students’ progress using data collection systems and how to incorporate the data into current assessment processes.

This tutorial focuses on birth to three orientation and mobility skills, such as hand positioning, crawling, standing, and walking.

This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.

How the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system
Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D, MPH
March 14, 2020

In this webinar, Susan Abu-Jaber, focuses on birth to three orientation and mobility.

FREE one day, Thursday, November 30, 2017, hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.

FREE two day, Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.

FREE hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.

One day FREE, hands-on workshop in New Hampshire, focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.

There are 3 sessions included in this training module that describe best practices for serving students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.

Participants will learn techniques on managing behavior with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.

Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.

Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning.

In this video, Ellen Mazel talks about ways that we will assess complexity for children with cortical visual impairment.

IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development.

This tutorial focuses on Functional Vision Assessment for students with multiple disabilities.

A high school student reflects on the loss of her sight.

To address hypersensitivity, Amanda suggests to introduce difficult experiences using a really structured, predictable, and caring approach.

This tutorial discusses the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.

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