Visual Impairment and Blindness

Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.
This workshop will provide an understanding of Functional Communication Training (FCT) and its use in addressing interfering behavior.
New Hampshire: 1 day workshop — September 27. Scoring The CVI Range correctly provides the foundation for service to students with CVI.
This workshop discusses different ways in which Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) manifests in children and what to look for when a child is diagnosed with CVI.
Vermont: 2 day workshop - August 23 & 24. In-depth training on how to use technology to enable independent travel in real-world contexts.
Participants will learn about the Sensorimotor Stage of Development, the Van Dijk Approach, levels of learning in the Sensory Learning Kit and more.
Dr. Merabet defines and describes neuroplasticity, and examines the differences in the brain's response to ocular and brain-based vision loss.
Dr. Lueck provides an overview of cerebral visual impairment and the challenges that parents and professionals face.
This tutorial provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.
This training module demonstrates specialized topics within the field of Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instruction.
In this webcast, Dr. Kran provides information related how to make an eye exam successful for a student with visual impairments and additional disabilities
A look at brain-based or neurlogical visual impairment, such as CVI, autism and traumatic brain injury.
Learn different strategies and tools that can be used to create and modify literacy materials for early readers in this accessible literacy course.
In this webcast, Dr. Blankenship discusses the importance of using assessments: FVA, LMA, and the ECC when assessing students with visual impairments.
Tips for people with visual impairments to put others at ease in the workplace regarding blindness and low vision
Functional Vision Assessment made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
3 day blended workshop with Ellen Mazel focuses on CVI: causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for students with CVI.
In this tutorial participants will learn to distinguish between typical processing function, processing dysfunction, and processing disorder.
Youth who are blind or who have low vision need to learn how to discuss their visual impairment
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
This training module demonstrates theories and best practices for teaching science concepts to students who are blind or visually impaired.
Welcoming Students made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her educatio
This tutorial will focus on the following four areas to help you understand the impacts of CHARGE syndrome on child development.
In this tutorial participants will be able to use strategies and activities presented to introduce STEM concepts to students with visual impairments.
Understand the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA) - functional vision, learning media, and screening and assessment in ECC.
This tutorial addresses visual field and acuity assessment, including the development of assessment for young children, and typical testing procedures.
This training discusses the origins, diagnosis, and characteristics of CVI and the evaluation and improvement of functional vision for those with CVI.
This training module identifies the impact of Cortical Visual impairment (CVI) on early child development and learning.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
This self-pace tutorial is made up of 6 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
This training demonstrates a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments.
This training module demonstrates the implications of sensory processing by individuals with CHARGE Syndrome.
This training module discusses social situations, sexual education, self-esteem and incidental learning for children with visual impairments.
This tutorial discusses intervention for physical examinations, identifying body parts, teaching modesty, showering, menstruation.
This tutorial addresses the NGSS standard for teaching science through inquiry-based methodologies, and explores its impact for teaching students.
Learn about accessibility options in Apple iOS and how to activate them.
This tutorial presents an in-depth view of how iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with varying degrees of visual impairments.
The tutorial teaches about various optical and non-optical methods of magnification and considerations when determining appropriate print/symbol size.
Professional development training module on special considerations for students with various types of visual impairment, including CVI and albinism.
This tutorial discusses the importance of adapted and universal curricula and the FAIER Approach to designing physical education activities.
This tutorial is Part 2 of a 2-part exploration of the experience of individuals with cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
This part 1 of 2 tutorial covers the causes, definition and classification of cortical/cerebral visual impairment.
This tutorial discuss how residual vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste develop and how they can be optimally used for learning.
There are four webcasts included in this training that demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students.
This tutorial provides information on the development of meaningful communication for children who are deaf-blind.
This tutorial examines elements that distinguish Common Core from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
There are three webcasts in this training that demonstrate the characteristics of CHARGE syndrome and its implications on communication and learning.
Careful assessment around 10 characteristics of CVI to help staff and parents understand the unique learning needs for each CVI Phase.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.

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