This eight week, asynchronous, online course is geared towards developing a greater understanding of cortical/cerebral visual impairment (CVI) for the occupational therapist, and other educational team members. It will review the neurological foundations of visual perception and sensory basis of vision and development, as well as delve into occupational therapy evaluation and intervention procedures for learners with CVI.
Module 1: Developmental Sequences & Neurological Foundations
Module 2: CVI Big Ideas & OT
Module 3: Sensory Processing & CVI
Module 4: Sensorimotor Foundation & Integration
Module 5: CVI & Occupational Performance
Module 6: OT Evaluation for Learners with CVI
Module 7: OT Intervention for Learners with CVI
Module 8: Putting it all Together
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, active participants will:
- Demonstrate greater understanding of the neurological foundations of development, particularly visual perception
- Articulate the role of sequential development, and the disruptions caused by, or affected by, CVI
- Recognize the role of the occupational therapist on the educational team of a learner with CVI, especially with regard to access to the ECC.
- Understand the foundations of sensory processing and the interplay between sensory and motor skills on the adaptive function of children with CVI.
- Evaluate the impact of CVI on occupational performance, and recognize the unique elements of CVI on occupational therapy evaluation and intervention.
- Skill: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, active participants will:
- Articulate the role of the occupational therapist on the CVI team
- Determine approaches for effective occupational therapy evaluation for learners with CVI
- Develop methods for collaborative evaluation for learners with CVI
- Demonstrate best practices for occupational therapy intervention for learners with CVI
- Caring: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, active participants will:
- Foster interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches for supporting learners with CVI in the school setting
- Recognize the impact of CVI on occupational performance in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on advocacy and equity.
- Develop tools, methods, or approaches for creating more accessible environments for learners with CVI across settings
- Ethics: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, active participants will:
- Demonstrate a full understanding of the application of the occupational therapy code of ethics to the evaluation and treatment of learners with CVI
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