A while ago, the Chicago Tribune published an article, Programs for visually impaired students face teacher shortage, describing the nation wide shortage of vision teachers to serve students who are blind or visually impaired. Any parent of a child who is visually impaired can attest to the shortage of teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs), and orientation and mobility specialists (O&Ms). But the author missed the bigger story. As any parent of a child with cortical visual impairment (CVI) can tell you, it is almost impossible to find a TVI who is proficient in CVI. Our children with CVI, who often comprise half or more of a TVI’s caseload, are overlooked and poorly served. Continue reading “Training in CVI should not be optional”
Upcoming training on Phase III CVI, in Maryland, below is a link to registration page:
“Cortical Visual Impairment, A Focus on Phase III Learners”
Presenter: Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy
June 19 – 23, 2017
This workshop is designed to provide assessment and educational information regarding Cortical Visual Impairment, specifically for children who score in Phase III on The CVI Range. Participants will gain knowledge and skill to better identify, assess, and educate children who have CVI. This is NOT an introductory CVI course!
The Institute is designed for participants who have experience and prior knowledge of CVI. This is not an introductory course!
The course content is specifically relevant for individuals who live or work with children who have cortical visual impairment with or without other disabilities. This Institute is designed to meet the needs of regular and special educators, family members, related service providers, administrators, teachers of the visually impaired, and teachers of the deaf/hard-of-hearing who work directly or indirectly with students with dual sensory impairments and/or cortical visual impairment, Phase III.
2017 Institute Schedule
Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23, 2017
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Institute Program
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00-4:30 pm Institute Program
CVI, A Focus on Phase III Learners link to info and registration page.