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One State’s Approach to Building Competence around CVI Webinar | Approximately one hour This model will spur your thinking toward how you can build a similar network of support in your area of the country. The Alex Program for CVI, a program of Easterseals of Central Illinois, was...
One-on-One: Providing Access for the Student with Cortical Visual Impairment Webinar | Approximately one hour This presentation will focus on providing visual access to the school curriculum and environment for the child with Cortical Visual Impairment. An overview of CVI characteristics will be given, as...
Ophthalmologic Examination Integrated With Functional Aspects of Cortical Visual Impairment Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar addresses the role of the ophthalmologist in a multidisciplinary team approach to working with children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Dr. Sharon Lehman, of Nemours Children’s...
Our CVI Literacy Journey into Phase III Webinar | Approximately one hour Print literacy for individuals with Cortical Visual Impairment will look different for each student.  Research on best practices in reading instruction is important to know and apply to instruction...
Our CVI Literacy Journey into Phase III - Part 2 Webinar | Approximately one hour Print literacy for individuals with Cortical Visual Impairment will look different for each student.  Research on best practices in reading instruction is important to know and apply to instruction...
Parents as Ambassadors Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Author and expert Robbie Blaha has worked with students who are deafblind for more than thirty years. In the fall of 2008, she was the keynote speaker at the Discover Conference, held on Perkins...
Partial and Tactile Calendar System Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Sharon Stelzer demonstrates a full-day calendar system that she developed for a 14 year old student. Sharon talks about how the student demonstrated readiness to transition from a half...
Partial Object Calendar Systems Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Ira Padhye presents a calendar system developed for one of her students with low vision. Ira discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the...
Partners on the Journey: A TVI and Family’s CVI Experience from Birth to Age 3 Webinar | Approximately one hour Presenters MaryAnne Roberto and Gunjan Rastogi-Wilson recount the journey of Krish, a tiny wide-eyed newborn with a powerful motivation to learn. CVI was suspected when Krish was 8 months old. Two...
Paths to Literacy: Introducing an Online Hub Webinar | Approximately one hour This presentation provides an introduction to Paths to Literacy, a new online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional...
Perkins eLearning Portal & The Activity Bank Webinar | Approximately one hour Perkins offers many professional development opportunities online. This webinar presents an overview the Activity Bank and a new eLearning that brings together all of the Perkins eLearning assets...
Person-Centered Transition Planning Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast David Wiley talks about the benefits of Person-Centered Planning and how this tool can benefit students and their families as they prepare for transition from school-to-work. He also...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carl Adapted by Marguerite Bilms In this short video, Marguerite Bilms, a teacher in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind describes...
Positive Behavior Supports Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports. Judi Beltis talks about reward vs....
Preparing Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired for Success in College Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Mary Alexander, the National Program Director for Learning Ally, discusses the "Five Pillars of Student Success" as it relates to students with visual impairments and their success...
Promoting Independence in Activities of Daily Living for Students with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment: Considerations for the Home & Caregiver Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar explores the impact of the visual behaviors of CVI on the development of independent living and self-care skills. It will offer concrete, realistic strategies that can be implemented in...
Quality Indicators for Effective Educational Programs Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Self-evaluation is an important tool for assessing effectiveness. In this webcast, Marianne Riggio talks about the process of helping educational programs conduct self-assessments as a means of...
Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments: QPVI Webinar | Approximately one hour In this webinar, Dr. Karen Blankenship provides an overview of Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI), a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools...
Real-Life Learning Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future. The presentation will also include ways to share...
Recognizing and Building Abstract Thinking in the Child with Visual Impairment Webinar | Approximately one hour In abstract thinking, children learn to engage in problem solving or truly "thinking" about their world. It allows a child to develop ways to classify objects and experiences. It also allows a child...

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