2020 HELIX Revisited

23. Guidance for Completing Functional Vision Evaluations and Learning Media Assessments


Session Dates

Sunday January 31, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online


This session is a deep dive into the resource Essential Tools for the Trade. We will explore how to use this tool to provide guidance and support to TVIs and COMS when making informed and deliberate decisions regarding the Functional Vision Assessment (FVA). We will also look at guided instruction and how to identify strategies for intervention. In the coming months we will further explore this tool further in two additional sessions. The tool will be provided prior to HELIX to IUs who have TVI and/or COMS registered for this session.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 6 areas typically assessed in a Functional Vision Evaluation.
  • Identify 2-3 practical and beneficial recommendations for specific visual skills when writing a Functional Vision Evaluation.
  • List 3 activities that can be used when evaluating near vision.

Target Audience:

Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Supervisors/Administrators; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Target Audience

Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Topics Covered: Low Incidence

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-787-7211, or abauerlein@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Debra Sewell

Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta

Additional Info

Registration for HELIX Revisited closes on February 19, 2021.