Courses

Instructor-led

At Perkins, we offer instructor-led training for educators and service providers of visually impaired students, including students with additional disabilities or deafblindness. Many topics are covered, including Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), multimedia accessibility, working with learners on the autism spectrum, and teaching strategies. You will submit coursework for feedback, ask questions and network with peers. Additionally, our instructor-led courses offer various professional credits to help you earn your next degree or professional certification.

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A child in a stroller reaches for an offered Hula Hoop
Instructor-led
Intermediate

MDVI: Student-Centered Strategies and Environmental Adaptations

NEW Course coming Spring 2024 Create comprehensive IEP goals for students with severe multiple disabilities including visual impairments that include several objectives

Zeke and Josian read from a tactile picture book during a Perkins Pals session.
Instructor-led
Intermediate July 1, 2024 - August 25, 2024

CVI Ally: Creating Academic Access for and with Students with CVI

Explore a deeper understanding of the ways CVI can impact the various school domains/subject areas, and ways in which teams can support students in having an accessible academic experience

a young child wearing headphones
Instructor-led
Intermediate July 8, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Assistive Technology for Learners with CVI

An approach to assistive technology evaluation using the SETT framework and unique considerations for students with CVI.

A city intersection, with blurred edges and confusing sight lines
Instructor-led
Intermediate

Orientation & Mobility Through the CVI Lens

Workshop participants will learn about dorsal and ventral stream dysfunctions and how the whole brain is used to map space and complete tasks relevant to O&M.

A teacher is sitting next to a girl, shining a flashlight on her desk.
Instructor-led
Intermediate

Understanding the Whole Learner: An Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Individuals with CVI for Clinicians and Educational Team Members

Review the neurological foundations of visual perception and sensory basis of vision and development, as well as delve into occupational therapy evaluation and intervention procedures for learners with CVI

a young boy with CVI looks at colorful 3D shapes on a lightbox
Instructor-led
Introductory

Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A Foundational Overview and Understanding

An inclusive overview of cortical/cerebral visual impairment describing the condition, its causes and associated medical conditions, and the educational and development impacts of brain-based visual impairment.

Digital map of New England
Instructor-led
Introductory

Non-Visual Digital Maps for TVIs

During this hands-on remote workshop crafted specifically for TVIs, you will learn how to use non-visual digital maps just like your students, how to teach students to use the maps effectively, and how to create customized maps for individual students.

a teacher works with a girl on a smart board table
Instructor-led
Introductory

Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments

Gain understanding of the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA): functional vision assessment (FVA), learning media assessment (LMA), and screening and assessment in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) content areas.

Instructor-led
Intermediate

Applied Behavior Analysis in the Modern Day for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

An introduction to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and basic applications for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, or who are Deafblind

Instructor-led
Introductory

Making Assistive Technology Solutions Across the Life Span

Create low tech solutions with everyday objects, through the power of creative problem solving

A student uses a device with an adult outside
Instructor-led
Introductory

Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

Learn the foundations of communication and AAC, design lessons and identify key intervention strategies for visually impaired users getting started with AAC devices.

young girl swipes her finger on the iPad using VoiceOver
Instructor-led
Introductory

ABCs of iOS: VoiceOver for Kids 3-8

Learn to provide effective support in introducing the iPad with Voiceover to young students so they are prepared with tech skills equivalent to their peers when they enter school.