The final report consists of thorough documentation of the outcome of assessment procedures.
This can include the purpose of assessment, medical history, file review, interview(s), video observation, and direct assessment.
Recommendations are provided based on the cumulative findings of the assessment process. These recommendations will include general recommendations, areas of ongoing assessment needs, integrated compensatory skills use, accommodations, and teaching methodologies.
All Perkins CVI Assessment reports will recommend that the student receive a comprehensive Learning Media Assessment (LMA) by a licensed TVI following the CVI Assessment. The impact of CVI, as documented within the CVI Assessment, is the cornerstone for the next step in the assessment process as it outlines all the multitude of ways that CVI can impact an individual with CVI. This comprehensive look at the specific brain based visual difficulties should be considered across the LMA process.
The LMA is a legally required evaluation for students with visual impairments and is mandated to be completed by the TVI on the educational team serving the student. This mandate is outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Learning Media Assessment focuses on the identification of learning media needs among other areas of learning needs. It is a separate process that is not part of the Perkins CVI Educational Assessment.