Identification, Assessment, Intervention for Children with CVI Including Those with Deaf-Blindness
Identifying and Working with Children with CVI: What I Need to Know
Thursday March 26, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday April 08, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
This two-part training provides foundational information about children who have CVI, including those with deaf-blindness, looking at its causes, manifestations, and the issues that affect identification of children who have this condition.
Who are the Children with CVI?
CVI affects children in different ways depending on the age of onset of the condition, the parts of the brain compromised, and the extent of the damage. In this session the unique ways that CVI manifests in children will be examined and clarified. We’ll discuss what is CVI; who are children who have CVI; how are these children identified in the schools; and reasons underlying misidentification.
Objectives Who are the Children with CVI?:
- Identify the primary causes of CVI
- Identify the wide range of children who have CVI, including those who are deafblind
- List the ways that CVI can manifest in children
Students with CVI: The CVI Profile
This ?training will look at the varied manifestations of CVI for children of all ages including those with additional disabilities with a coordinated approach that leads to individualized CVI Profiles.
Objectives Students with CVI: The CVI Profile:
- Learn how to develop a profile for a specific child who has CVI
- Define and examine sensory strengths and challenges for a child who has CVI
- Identify ways in which the manifestations of CVI may affect a child’s social interactions
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Teachers of the Deaf-Blind; Interpreters; Interveners; Special Education Teachers and related service personnel; and Speech Language Pathologists
Interventions for School-Age Students
Approaches from the CVI Companion Guide: Early Intervention and Preschool