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CVI for the TVI & other Professionals

A monthly webinar open to CVI professionals.

A monthly forum for collaboration and discussion.

With CVI as the leading cause of visual impairment in school-aged children in the U.S., we believe that TVI’s and other professionals would benefit from a having a regular, educational forum to discuss the challenges of meeting the needs of this population.

In response, we are pleased to offer a monthly Zoom webinar, which is open to professionals who have signed up to participate. If you are interested in details on future webinars, please join the mailing list.

The CVI for the TVI Committee developed this concept patterned after a similar “meeting” held by parents on a weekly basis. It seemed important to provide a venue for professionals to come together as well. Get to know the committee members as they share their stories.

Upcoming webinars

Nine Classroom Adaptations for Students with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment

Newest webinar

Making It Easier to See: Using Consistent Language in the Classroom Setting for Young Students with CVI – Elise Darrow

Past webinars by category

Understanding CVI (CVI 101)

CVI: Impact on Vision

CVI & The Environment

CVI Assessment

CVI & The ECC

CVI & Early Intervention

CVI Services & Programming

CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration

CVI and other disabilities, including hearing loss

Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI

Past webinars in order

  1. Making It Easier to See: Using Consistent Language in the Classroom Setting for Young Students with CVI – Elise Darrow
  2. Panel of Lived Experiences with CVI – Tammy Reisman, TVI, CAES and Emily Cantillon, CTVI
  3. Bridging the Divide: Supporting Students with CVI in the Clinical and Educational Settings – Lauren Mehner, MD, Cathy Smyth, PhD, Elise Darrow, TVI, and Tammy Miller TVI
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  4. Equitable Access to Literacy for Students with CVI – Tammy Reisman, TVI, CAES
    • CVI & The Environment
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  5. Update on the Neonatal Assessment Vision European Grid (NAVEG): Numbers, Training, and the Future – Cathy Smyth
    • CVI & Early Intervention
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  6. Educational Website for Students with CVI and Complex Needs – Adele Smolansky
    • CVI Services & Programming
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  7. Discussion of the findings from the 2D image study for students with CVI – Matt Tietjen, Emily Cantillon and Claire Manley
    • Impact on Vision
    • CVI & The Environment
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  8. CVI Ally: An Academic Access Companion for Students with Brain-based Visual Impairments and Their Teams – Matt Tietjen, Nai and Rachel Bennett
    • Understanding CVI (CVI 101)
    • CVI & The Environment
    • CVI & The ECC
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  9. Social Skills and Implications for Individuals with CVI – Burju Sari
    • CVI & The Environment
    • CVI & The ECC
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  10. Promising Practices: Considerations for the Accessibility of Sign Language for Individuals with CVI – Marguerite Tibaudo
    • CVI and other disabilities, including hearing loss
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  11. Supporting social emotional development with young children who have CVI – Deborah Chen
    • CVI & Early Intervention
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  12. Empowered Curiosity: Implementation of the CVI Companion Guide – Elizabeth Hartmann, Andrea Montano, Kitty Edstrand
    • CVI & Early Intervention
  13. Understanding Parent Perceptions on Assessment and Educational Programming for Their Children with CVI – Melody Furze
    • CVI Services & Programming
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  14. Empowering Each Other: A conversation between two CVI parents – Burju Sari and Lacey Smith
    • CVI & The ECC
    • CVI & Early Intervention
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
    • Voices: Living with CVI/Parenting CVI
  15. An inside look at CVI Now: Resources and key learnings to help inform your work – Rachel Bennett
    • Understanding CVI (CVI 101)
  16. CVI and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) – Maurice Belote
    • CVI and other disabilities, including hearing loss
  17. Dorsal Stream Functions in CVI: Vision for Action – Dr. Corinna Bauer
    • Understanding CVI (CVI 101)
  18. What’s my ViBe?: Visual Behaviours in Autistic Spectrum Disorder – Dr. Rachel Pilling
    • CVI & Other Disabilities (#autism)
  19. An Assessment Framework: Aligned to Brain Function – Dr. Mindy Ely
    • CVI Assessment
  20. CVI & The Expanded Core Curriculum: Early Childhood Specifics – Elise Darrow
    • CVI & The ECC
    • CVI & Early Intervention
  21. The CVI Umbrella: A Community of Ideas –  Matt Tietjen
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  22. Considerations for CVI & Social Inclusion Parts 1 and 2 – Dr. Christine Roman – Lantzy
    • CVI & The ECC (#socialinteraction)
  23. Does This Child have Cerebral/Cortical Vision Impairment? – Dr. Barry Kran
    • CVI Assessment
    • Understanding CVI (CVI 101)
  24. My Expanding Understanding: The Visual Behaviors of CVI – Ellen Mazel
    • CVI: Impact on Vision
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  25. Visual Search in CVI: Novel Assessment Using Virtual Reality – Dr. Chris Bennett
    • CVI Assessment
    • CVI: Impact on Vision
  26. Determining Service Levels for Learner with CVI using: VISSIT – Dr. Shannon Darst
    • CVI Services & Programming
  27. Considerations for Reducing Complexity within the Home – Marguerite Tibaudo
    • CVI & The Environment
  28. The Impact of Clutter on Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment – Nicola McDowell
    • CVI & The Environment
  29. What’s Next? A  Case Study Using a Calendar Box – Peg Palmer
    • CVI & The ECC (#compensatoryaccess)
  30. Comparing Neuroplastic Changes in Ocular versus Cerebral Causes of Visual Impairment – Dr. Lotfi Merabet
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  31. Ellen Mazel discusses UMass Boston’s Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) courses – Ellen Mazel
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  32. What’s the complexity – Matt Tietjen
    • CVI Assessment
  33. Our CVI Literacy Journey into Phase III (Part 1) – Judy Endicott
    • CVI & The ECC (#compensatoryaccess #literacy)
  34. Our CVI Literacy Journey into Phase III (Part 2) – Judy Endicott
    • CVI & The ECC (#compensatoryaccess #literacy)
  35. From Hospital to Home: Using Early Visual Functioning to Support Families – Dr. Catherine Smyth
    • CVI: Impact on Vision
  36. Teaching Strategies and Resources for Sensorimotor Stage Learners – Tina L. Gutierrez, TVI, MEd
    • CVI & Early Intervention
  37. What do You See? – Matt Tietjen
    • CVI Assessment
  38. An Approach to Sensory Balance – Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy and Matthew Tietjen
    • CVI & The ECC (#sensoryefficiency)
  39. Creating a CVI-Friendly Digital Book – Jonathan Hooper
    • CVI & The ECC (#compensatoryaccess #literacy)
  40. Making Literacy Decisions for Children with CVI –  Tammy Reisman
    • CVI & The ECC (#compensatoryaccess #literacy)
  41. Supporting CVI During O&M, with Jennifer Siff
    • CVI & The ECC (#O&M)
  42. Early Intervention and CVI: Using “Idea Sheets” with Families in Natural Routines, with Dr. Catherine Smyth
    • CVI & Early Intervention
  43. CVI: The IEP and Educational Program Development with Christopher Russell
    • CVI Services & Programming
  44. The CVI Practice Framework: An Approach to Supporting Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), with Dr. Nicola McDowell
    • Understanding CVI: CVI 101
    • CVI: Impact on Vision
    • CVI and the Environment
    • CVI Assessment
    • CVI and the ECC
    • CVI Services and Programming
  45. Ventral Stream Functions in CVI: Object and Face Perception with Dr. Corinna Bauer
    • Understanding CVI (CVI 101)
  46. One State’s Approach to Building Competence around CVI with Dr. Mindy Ely and Susan Sullivan
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
  47. Visual Fatigue, with Rachel G. Bennett
    • CVI: Impact on Vision
  48. CVI and Deafblindness  with Christopher Russell
    • CVI & Other Disabilities (#deafblindness)
  49. Tactile Experiences for All: Supporting Students with CVI– Dr. Catherine Smyth
    • CVI & The ECC (#sesnsoryefficicency)
  50. Prosopagnosia: “I Don’t Know Who My Parents Are!” with Dr. Sherryse Corrow and Dr. Mary Morse
    • CVI: Impact on Vision
  51. Our Collective CVI Learning Lab –  with Rachel Bennett and Marguerite Tibaudo
    • CVI 201: Educating Others/Collaboration/Advanced Exploration
    • CVI Services & Programming

FAQ

Why a Monthly “Meeting”?

With CVI as the leading cause of visual impairment in school-aged children in the U.S., we believe that TVI’s and other professionals would benefit from a having a regular, educational forum to discuss the challenges of meeting the needs of this population.

What Will the Content Be?

Each “meeting” will have a specific topic led by a professional who has demonstrated leadership in CVI.  Topics have been selected based on the survey responses received.  Participants will have access to the presenters powerpoint as well as other documents, videos, etc. There will be no charge for participating.

How Can I Participate?

Each month you will receive an invitation with the information about the topic, date, time, and URL for the “meeting”.  The “meetings” will be recorded and available on our website for those who are unable to attend.  “Meeting” times and days will be varied so as to reach as many professionals as possible.

Questions?

For more information contact [email protected].

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