Connecting Functional Vision Assessment to Instructional Decisions: Eligibility and So Much More!

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 Kerry Lueders, MS, COMS, TVI, CLVT; Lynn A. Fox, Ed.D.

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) conduct a Functional Vision Assessment (FVA) to determine a student's eligibility for services. But how do you use these data to make instructional decisions? This session will re-examine the FVA to improve teacher assessment technique, interpretation, and recommendation process. Participants will engage in case study analysis to connect FVA data to instructional strategies.

Credits: Act 48, ACVREP, PSYCH

Audience: Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired, Orientation and Mobility Specialists

Speakers’ Bios: Kerry Lueders, MS, COMS, TVI, CLVT is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs in Low Vision Rehabilitation (LVR) and Director of the Graduate Programs for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment (TVI) at Salus University. She is certified in Orientation and Mobility and Low Vision Therapy through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) and is a certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She practices at the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Lynn Fox, Ed.D., COMS, is an educational consultant with a low-incidence focus with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), Pennsylvania Department of Education. Lynn has taught for 20 years in special education, with an emphasis in blindness and visual impairment. Prior to PaTTAN, Lynn served as the program coordinator and instructor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Vision Studies Program and provided direct services to students with visual impairments as a TVI and certified O&M specialist (COMS) at a local intermediate unit and early intervention agencies.