When it comes to talking about cortical visual impairment (CVI) in the school setting, the topic of social skills is always a focus. Because as parents, the thing we want most for our kids with CVI is for them to make friends. We want our child to be accepted and understood. Whether talking to teachers or therapists or others who are hearing “CVI” for the first time, social skills are at the top of the list. Continue reading “CVI for first graders”
Recently 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”
Thinking about visual access in terms of the arts can feel overwhelming. How can a child who has cortical visual impairment (CVI) possibly have access to and enjoyment of, an arts experience? On a recent outing to our local children’s theatre, it hit home how visual access makes a world difference for a child who has CVI. Continue reading “Access makes a world of difference”
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.
The Pediatric CVI Society is the only organization exclusively dedicated to children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Their annual conference is coming up on June 9-10, 2017. Check out the conference schedule link. Registration is available at PCVI2017BrochureChildrensOmaha.org/ContinuingEd.