Self-Paced

An Overview of Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment

This webinar collections answers the common CVI educational questions: What does it mean to support the educational needs of a student with CVI? What does the term CVI mean, and how is it used?

What does it mean to support the educational needs of a student with CVI? What does the term CVI mean, and how is it used?

Learning Goals and Objectives

Session One:  The CVI Umbrella: A Community of Ideas

Session Two:  Intervention Strategies for Cortical Visual Impairment

Session Three:  Understanding What Children with CVI See

Session Four:  Cerebral Visual Impairment

Session Five:  Comparing Neuroplastic Changes in Ocular vs. Cerebral Causes of Visual Impairment

Session Six:  The Visual Behaviors of CVI

Session Seven: Color Highlighting and Assessing Complexity

Session Eight: The Impact of Clutter on Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment

Session Nine:  Considerations for Reducing Complexity in the Home

Session Ten:  Becoming a Team to Build Understanding of CVI

Session Eleven:  CVI From a Parent’s Perspective

Session Twelve:   A TVI and Family’s Experience from Birth to Age 3

Session Thirteen:  The Brain

Session Fourteen:  How the Brain Learns

Session Fifteen:  The Visual Brain

At the conclusion of this tutorial, participants will suggest strategies for supporting the specific needs and goals of their students with CVI, and identify individuals within their program who can help them implement those strategies.

This Perkins eLearning self-paced tutorial is designed for paraprofessional staff as an introduction to Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment, the fastest-growing pediatric visual impairment in the developed world. Presentations by thought leaders in the CVI Community, including researchers, educators, clinicians, individuals with CVI, and parents of students with CVI will lead you to an awareness of the implications of a brain-based visual impairment, and the strategies that can support learning and develop functional vision skills.

12 contact hours – available with and without PD credits.

Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple weeks
Credits:
12 Continuing Education
12 Professional Development
12 ACVREP
12 CTLE
Cost:
$125 - Earn Credits
$0 - Audit (No Registration)