Self-Paced

Understanding What Children With CVI See

Dr.  Gordon Dutton explains the visual process in layman's terms, using illustrative examples for complex ophthalmologic concepts like field loss and contrast sensitivity.

This tutorial provides information for parents and caregivers to help them understand what — and how — children with cerebral or CVI see.

Dr.  Gordon Dutton explains the visual process in layman’s terms, using illustrative examples for complex ophthalmologic concepts like field loss and contrast sensitivity.

The tutorial also offers strategies for supporting growing children with CVI as they learn to use their functional vision effectively.

Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz.

By registering for Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, 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

Upon completion of this tutorial, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role that brain functions play in processing vision.
  • Describe how injury affects the specific role an area of the brain plays in the visual pathway.
  • Describe modifications and adaptations that support the functional vision of individuals with a cerebral visual impairment.

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The video content below will be presented within your tutorial module.

Total Viewing Time: 1 hour

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  • 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
Cost:
$55 - Earn Credits