Building Concept Development: Accessibility for Children with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

Presenter: Marguerite Tibaudo, M.Ed. CTVI, Assistant Director of the CVI Project, Perkins School for the Blind

Building strong foundations for concept development is essential for all children. Due to limited visual access and the processing challenges caused by CVI, young children require strategic and purposeful interventions that support the child in creating strong concepts across all environments. This presentation will address the challenges caused by CVI in accessing and understanding visual saliency, provide strategies for support, with discussion on how to develop educational programming based on comprehensive evaluations that consider the implications of CVI on learning.

Complimentary CVI Session

CVI Team at Perkins

Perkins' CVI Team is currently offering complimentary virtual sessions. This is not a CVI Assessment rather an opportunity to consult with our experts about your childs use of functional vision. By registering with us you will have the opportunity to reserve a future campus evaluation. For more information, please contact Susan Symons, CVI Case Manager at susan.symons@perkins.org.

Resources for CVI

CVI Early Connections Presentations about CVI:

  • Marguerite Tibaudo: Building Concept Development: Accessibility for Children with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Ellen Mazel: CVI: Expanding A Child’s Potential for Visual Improvement

CVI Web Resources:

Books:

  • Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children
    by Amanda Hall Lueck (Editor), Gordon N. Dutton (Editor) April 9, 2015
  • Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention
    by Christine Roman-Lantzy provides an introduction to CVI.

Calendar Systems & Developing Concepts (not CVI specific):

Active Learning:

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Blogs and Podcasts:

Download a list of CVI resources