Instructor-Led

CVI and the Ever-Changing Brain (winter session)

Explore the structure of the brain, the early visual pathways, the dorsal and ventral streams and the integration between the two, and the importance of neuroplasticity (our brains are ever-changing).

This 7-week course will provide an introduction to the visual system to better understand how our brains make sense of the visual world and what happens when something goes wrong along the way.

Course Objectives

We will explore the structure of the brain, the early visual pathways, the dorsal and ventral streams and the integration between the two, and the importance of neuroplasticity (our brains are ever-changing). Within this context, we will discuss the CVI brain, damage and interruption to certain areas in the visual system, the CVI visual behaviors, visual fatigue, and the barriers to access. Along the way, participants will apply this neuroscience knowledge to case studies of children with CVI to experience how a better understanding of the brain and CVI leads to a deeper understanding of how to evaluate and support individuals with CVI.

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Due to the high demand for this course, we are unable to refund fees to participants who withdraw after the course start date.  Please review the schedule and syllabus for this course to be sure that you will be able to participate fully.

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Meet the Presenters

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Emily Cantillon
Emily Cantillon is a Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired for Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins-Roman Endorsed Professional and CVI Certified through the University of Massachusetts Boston. Currently a Doctoral student at the University of Northern Colorado, Emily serves as a member of the Educational Program Advisory Committee and researches CVI through professional development, certifications, symposiums, committees, assisting in research with CVI researcher Matt Tietjen and developing a mentorship with Dr. Lotfi Merabet.
Disclosure:

Emily Cantillon been paid by Perkins to be the instructor for this class. She does not have nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Perkins School for the Blind is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See the course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

 

ASHA logo and 5.0 Intermediate designation

Dates:
January 9, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Level:
Advanced
Length:
Multiple weeks
Credits:
3 Graduate
35 Continuing Education
35 Professional Development
35 ACVREP
35 CTLE
5.0 ASHA
Cost:
$375 - Regular Price
Syllabus: