Intervention Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

Elizabeth Hartmann, Ph.D.
 
Cerebral/cortical visual impairments (CVI) are caused by neurological damage and are the most prevalent visual condition of children with severe visual impairment in the United States.
Moreover, the majority of children with visual impairment have multiple disabilities and many with CVI are not diagnosed due to a lack of understanding of this brain-based visual problem. This interactive session is aimed at informing practitioners on how children with multiple disabilities, including cerebral/cortical visual impairment, use their vision, develop skills, and interact with the environment. Interventions across developmental domains and embedded in daily learning activities will be detailed through discussion, handouts, and videos.
 
Credits: Act 48, ACVREP, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker Bio: Elizabeth S. Hartmann is an Associate Professor of Education at Lasell College and a Co-lecturer of T560: Universal Design for Learning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  In her research she examines teacher implementation of UDL and how UDL is enacted to teach learners with multiple disabilities. She is a teacher of students with visual impairment and deafblindness and currently co-editing a book for the American Printing House for the Blind on the early intervention of infants and toddlers with CVI.
Elizabeth Hartmann