Literacy and CVI: High Phases II and III

Support literacy achievement for students in late Phase II through Phase III who are ready to learn to read print.

This course is designed for participants who have a foundational knowledge of CVI and a familiarity with the CVI Range.  Participants will gain an understanding of the core components of effective literacy programs and the research supporting methods and strategies in each core area.  Using the CVI Range information, participants will learn how a CVI overlay is created to provide visual access and support literacy achievement for students in late Phase II through Phase III who are ready to learn to read print.  Parents, teachers of all specialties, and para-educators will add to their knowledge of literacy and what needs to be considered when participating in team decisions about planning and implementing literacy programs for CVI learners.

Course Objectives

Participants will …

  • Identify the components of effective literacy programs and investigate different types of literacy programs.
  • Use the CVI Range to create a CVI overlay for individuals assessed in late Phase II through Phase III.
  • Explain how complexity impacts literacy and how salient features, comparative thought and mediated learning are essential parts of literacy instruction for CVI learners.
  • Create a  presentation about CVI to share with their school staff(s).
  • Identify research-based effective methods and strategies in phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and writing.
  • Design a student record sheet for a case study individual assessed in late Phase II or Phase III.
  • Evaluate interventions and design a learning experience for each core area.

Required Text

Roman Lantzy, C. A. (Ed.), (2018) Cortical Visual Impairment: Advanced Principles, Louisville, KY, The American Printing House for the Blind. Available through the publisher, APH Press, and Amazon.

How to earn Graduate Credits

You will have the opportunity to add 2 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $255.00 through Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.

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Meet the Presenters

portrait photo of Judy Endicott
Judy Endicott, M.Ed.
Judy Endicott is a Reading Specialist and grandmother to River, an amazing kid who also happens to have CVI.

Judy Endicott, M.Ed. has 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 CE Approved Provider

Multiple weeks
2 Graduate
25 Continuing Education
25 Professional Development
4.6 ASHA
$325 - Regular Price