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Dr. Christine Roman Cortical Visual Impairment: New Research and Updates

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Facilitator(s): Christine Roman-Lantzy
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1May 14, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2May 15, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Calgary (CNIB)
10 11a St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3
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Course code: 19-IE-388

Target Audience

Teachers of the Blind/Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility Instructors, OT's,PT's and SLP's

Also Recommended For

Classroom Teachers and Parents

About this learning opportunity

This two-day workshop will explore the following areas of cortical visual impairment (CVI):

  • Overview of CVI. Up-to-date new research and insights into CVI, it’s development and progression.
  • Methods for assessment of functional vision of individuals with CVI.
  • The importance of early intervention and common diagnostic issues.
  • Exploring the CVI Range.
  • The greater impact of CVI in phase 111- The continued importance of services.
  • Best approaches to assessment and intervention. This allows for precise supports based on the status of the CVI characteristics.
  • How to integrate the CVI interventions and supports across routines of the day? Incorporating CVI goals and interventions into the IEP.
  • Strategies on building learning and language skills and communication.
  • Exploring communication access by examining augmentative and alternative communication access, evaluating recent scientific and technical advances in the areas of AAC and discussing the challenges to access AAC technologies for a range of communication activities.
  • Explore case studies to help identify activities specifically used to assist children with CVI communicate. The SLPs role in CVI. How it impacts our AAC learners and equipment and materials used.
  • Present case studies exploring how to assist children with CVI with mobility and orientation. Useful for OT and PT sessions as well as daily living.
  • Information on methods to facilitate literacy for individuals with CVI. Consider the impact of the CVI characteristics on learning as well as literacy suggestions.
  • How to enhance teaching and learning for students with CVI

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Dr.Roman is the Director of the Pediatric View Program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and a former Project Leader of the CVI Project at The American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, KY. Dr. Roman has also developed numerous excellent and informative webcasts and courses on CVI.

Dr.Roman is also a leading researcher and author in the area of Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).  She provides educators and parents along with other team members working with children, with CVI, a manageable and functional approach to assessment and intervention. Her approach focuses on success for each and every child as well as a way to track and document this success. Dr. Roman will discuss and share her new research throughout the session.