With the growing demand for service to students with CVI, there remains too few well trained TVIs to serve students with this brain based visual impairment. There are few educational visual professionals who understand the brain and the impact of brain damage on visual recognition. Few understand visual neuroplasticity, the capacity for visual change in student with CVI or understand the visual behaviors common in students with CVI for identification and for assessment. The low numbers of educated vision professionals impact the mentoring opportunities in the field.
The University of Massachusetts Boston Vision Studies Program and Perkins School for the Blind have announced the cooperative creation of a Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) Certification Program for vision professionals. The five class, CVI specific content curriculum will cover the essential components for vision professionals to more deeply understand CVI. This webinar will explain the rationale for this certification and explain the components.