24. The LMA for Students with CVI (with focus on Sensory Balance)Speaker:
Diane Sheline, M.A.Ed
During this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of what is included in the Learning Media Assessment (LMA) for students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about key parts of the book, "Sensory Balance: An Approach to Learning Media Planning for Students with CVI" (Roman-Lantzy and Tietjen, 2020).
Act 48, ACVREP, ASHA, Psych
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 a traumatic brain injury, Speech therapists, General Education Teachers, Supervisors/Administrators, Assistive Technology Specialists, Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, School Counselors and/or School Psychologists, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Paraprofessionals
Diane Sheline’s professional training is in the area of early childhood education and special education/visual impairment. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of special education and has focused on education of students with CVI for over 15 years. After taking numerous courses and researching the limited available information on CVI, she began developing and using a variety of tools and strategies that appeared to be promising for this population, and then received her Perkins-Roman CVI Range Endorsement in 2016. Diane has worked closely with the Outreach Department at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired developing programs such as the CVI Clinic, the new CVI Range Assessment Scenario Training Series and various online webinars. She conducts independent assessments using the CVI Range and works with student’s Team Members to develop educational programs that encourage more consistent, efficient use of vision. Diane frequently conducts in-person and virtual training nationwide in the area of CVI for vision teachers, therapists, parents, and others who are involved in the education of children with CVI. Diane shares many of her strategies and techniques through her website at www.strategytosee.com her book, Strategy to See; Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment and her YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/strategytosee.