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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Intermediate July 10, 2023 - July 30, 2023

Assistive Technology for Learners with CVI

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

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Intermediate September 25, 2023 - November 12, 2023

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.

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Full-day CVI Workshop

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Introductory June 22, 2023 - June 22, 2023

Half-day CVI Workshop

3-hour workshop on cortical/cerebral visual impairment and its imapcts on access to education

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Introductory June 22, 2023 - June 22, 2023

90-min CVI Workshop

A live introduction to cortical/cerebral visual impairment and its impact on access to education

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Intermediate September 25, 2023 - November 19, 2023

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
Introductory May 29, 2023 - July 23, 2023

Cortical/Cerebral 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.

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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.

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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.

Introductory September 25, 2023 - November 19, 2023

Making Assistive Technology Solutions Across the Life Span

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

Intermediate October 2, 2023 - November 19, 2023

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Identify and practice ABA approaches that will support students who are visually impaired, blind, Deafblind or multiply disabled.

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Introductory July 17, 2023 - September 10, 2023

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.