Instructor-Led

Phase III CVI

Specifically geared toward students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI) and who are considered to be in Phase III CVI, this course addresses the dispositions of the Conceptual Framework.

The content of this course is based on the use and principles associated with The CVI Range, a functional vision assessment used to determine the degree of impact of the 10 visual and behavioral characteristics associated with CVI. Participants should have a baseline knowledge of CVI and The CVI Range.

Course Objectives

This course will address the dispositions of the Conceptual Framework in the following way(s):

Knowledge

As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more cognizant of:

  • The principles associated with Phase III CVI.
  • The CVI characteristics as they manifest in Phase III.
  • The principles of salient visual features.
  • The principles of comparative thought
  • The impact of CVI on communication and augmentative/alternative devices used for communication.
  • The principles CVI as applied to orientation & mobility instruction.

Skill

As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become better able to:

  • Describe the principles associated with Phase III CVI.
  • Implement instruction and create adaptations in accordance with Phase III CVI.
  • Provide instruction in consideration of salient visual features and comparative language.
  • Apply the principles of Phase III CVI to the practice of orientation & mobility.

Caring

As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more competent in your ability to:

  • Interpret and communicate the principles of Phase III CVI to parents, educators and therapists.
  • Provide appropriate educational supports and instruction regarding salient features.
  • Provide appropriate educational supports and instruction regarding comparative thinking.
  • Provide appropriate CVI Range techniques in accordance with Phase III CVI.
  • Identify and apply Phase III CVI techniques to orientation and mobility.
  • Support the social learning needs of individuals with CVI.

Ethical

As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more competent in your ability to

  • Provide appropriate information regarding the specialized educational needs of individuals with CVI who are in Phase III.
  • Provide targeted environmental adaptations, consultation, and instruction based on a CVI Range score in Phase III.
  • Provide consultation with families and members of the educational team regarding the specialized needs of individuals in Phase III CVI.

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How to earn Graduate Credits

You will have the opportunity to add 3 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $295.00 through Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.

Withdraw without Refund

Due to the high demand for this course, we are unable to refund fees to participants who withdraw after the course start date. Your registration holds your seat and sale is considered final. 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

Picture of Dr. Roman-Lantzy smiling with her hand on her chin
Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D.
Teacher of the Visually Impaired; Research Associate; Assistant Professor; Author; Director, The Pediatric View Program at The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center
Christine Roman Lantzy has Bachelor’s Degrees in Elementary Education, and Visual Impairment. She is a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist and has a Master’s Degree in Medically Fragile, High Risk Infants. Her Ph.D. focused on Cortical Visual Impairment and Infancy. Christine Roman Lantzy was a teacher of the visually impaired in the public schools for 17 years. She worked as a research associate and an Assistant Professor in higher education for 17 years and was an infant developmental specialist associated with the NICU and Follow Up for 31 years at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Christine Roman Lantzy is The Director of The Pediatric View Program at The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and provides private CVI services through CVI Resources. Christine provides workshops and consultations through CVI Resources and has had the honor to be invited to all parts of The United States and many countries outside The U.S. She is the author of Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention (2007, Second Ed. 2018, Cortical Visual Impairment: Advanced Principles,2019).
Disclosure:

Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy has been paid by Perkins to be the instructor for this class and is the author of the text used in 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.

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Level:
Intermediate
Length:
Multiple weeks
Credits:
3 Graduate
40 Continuing Education
40 Professional Development
40 ACVREP
40 CTLE
40 OSPI
3.0 ASHA
Cost:
$450 - Regular Price
Syllabus: