Self-Paced

Strategies for Improving Literacy Skills in Students with CVI

This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with CVI.

This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with a diagnosis of Cortical Visual Impairment. The focus will be on strategies for students functioning in the CVI Range of Phase III. However, some pre-reading techniques will be discussed for students in Phase II. Learn a variety of ideas to increase the motivation level of your students and make reading fun!

Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, by completing an online quiz. By registering for this course, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.

This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Parents, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists.

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Learning Goals and Objectives
Participants will learn to:

  • State three qualities you will want to look for when choosing an appropriate literacy program.
  • Discuss what blocking materials are and why use of blocking materials on a page of print is helpful to a student with CVI.
  • Identify which types of pictures or photos might work best in a literacy program for the student with CVI.
Disclosure:

  • Upon successful completion of the test, you will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits (your choice). You will be able to print a signed Perkins certificate demonstrating that you earned the credits.
  • Instructions on how to enroll in the tutorial and take the online test will be emailed to you after you have successfully registered. Perkins eLearning profiles are unique to the learning platform, and separate from any other username/password you have with Perkins. If you already have a user profile for the learning platform, you will use that existing profile to access the tutorial.

Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple days
Credits:
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 ACVREP
1.5 CTLE