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

Multiple Methods of Assessment


Session Dates

Monday April 20, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday May 13, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


The two-part training in this series provide a deep dive into assessment concerns for children who have CVI, including those with deaf-blindness, looking at alternative methods and perspectives with an emphasis on use of multiple methods for assessment.

CVI: Multiple Methods of Assessment: Goals and Strategies

This training will discuss the goals of educational assessment along with the application of educational assessment methods to achieve those goals for children who have CVI. Ways to formulate education strategies that address assessment outcomes within daily routines for young children and the expanded core curriculum (ECC) for students of school-age will also be presented.

Objectives Goals and Strategies:

Participants will:

  1. Identify recommended educational assessment approaches for children with CVI
  2. Determine how to choose from available assessment tools to provide information about various manifestations of CVI
  3. Develop strategies to integrate assessment findings from daily routines and ECC areas

CVI: Multiple Methods of Assessment: Selection and Coordination

Various methods are required to assess children who have CVI. Systematic ways to select and coordinate these methods will be presented. One example will be within a learning media assessment.

Objectives Selection and Coordination:

Participants will:

  1. Explain criteria for selecting an assessment for children with CVI
  2. Identify the implications of assessment results taking into account the manifestations of CVI
  3. List methods to gather information about the student in home, school, and community to identify manifestations of CVI

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