Identification, Assessment, Intervention for Children with CVI Including Those with Deaf-Blindness

Identifying and Working with Children with CVI: What I Need to Know


Session Dates

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?:

Participants will:

  1. Identify the primary causes of CVI
  2. Identify the wide range of children who have CVI, including those who are deafblind
  3. 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:

Participants will:

  1. Learn how to develop a profile for a specific child who has CVI
  2. Define and examine sensory strengths and challenges for a child who has CVI
  3. Identify ways in which the manifestations of CVI may affect a child’s social interactions 

Target Audience

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

Topics Covered: Visual Impairment/Blind

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: Lorraine Byer, at 800-441-3215, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Elizabeth Hartmann Ph.D, Amanda Lueck Ph.D.

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Jennifer Edgar
800-441-3215 x 7218