Self-Paced Tutorials for Visual Impairment and Blindness

Accessing the Printed Word Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairments access to printed content....
Assessment of Students Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Self-paced | 1-2 days There are 4 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. The tutorial uses the text Keys to Educational Success:...
Bookshare in Depth Self-paced | Multiple weeks Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Students are expected to be familiar with all...
Building Strategies Around CVI Phases Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial presents careful assessment around the 10 characteristics of CVI to help staff and parents understand the unique learning needs for each CVI Phase. They can then build strategies,...
Cerebral Visual Impairment: Tutorial Self-paced | Multiple weeks Cerebral Visual Impairment is made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Plan to spend 1 week working through each...
Common Core State Standards: Challenges for Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial examines the elements that make the Common Core State Standards different from previous state standards, and the challenges they present for students with visual impairments....
Communication for Children and Students Who are Deafblind Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial provides information on the development of meaningful communication for children who are deaf-blind, strategies for teaching effective communication skills as well as the various modes...
Communication Strategies for Children with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Including Deafblindness Self-paced | 1-2 days There are four webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional...
Comparing Neuroplastic Changes in Ocular versus Cerebral Causes of Visual Impairment Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial defines and describes neuroplasticity, and examines the differences in the brain's response to ocular and brain-based vision loss. Dr. Lotfi B. Merabet uses functional magnetic...
Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment, Session 1 Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial covers the causes, definition and classification of cortical/cerebral visual impairment and is presented by staff of the New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at Perkins. Participants will...
Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment, Session 2 Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial is Part 2 of a 2-part exploration of the experience of individuals with cortical/cerebral visual impairment. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or Continuing Education credits by...
Curriculum Adaptations Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that discuss the importance of adapted and universal curricula and the FAIER Approach to designing physical education activities....
CVI Basics Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three videos included in this training module that discuss the origins, diagnosis, and characteristics of cortical visual impairment (CVI), as well as the evaluation and improvement of...
CVI From a Parent's Perspective Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial discusses the challenges, resources, science and strategy of raising a child with cortical/cerebral visual impairment. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or Continuing Education credits...
CVI, Albinism, and Environmental Adaptations Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate a wide range of teaching strategies used to provide effective instruction to students with visual impairments and additional...
Eligibility and IEP Development Self-paced | Multiple weeks There are 3 sessions included in this training module that provide participants with an understanding of IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development....
Functional Vision Assessment Self-paced | Multiple weeks "Functional Vision Assessment" is made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Plan to spend 1 week working through each...
Getting to 1M: Understanding Magnification and Print Size Self-paced | 1-2 days Finding the right magnification level for your student or client can be key to their independence. This tutorial teaches about various optical and non-optical methods of magnification and...
iExploration: Using an iPad for Vision Stimulation Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial presents an in-depth view of how the iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with varying degrees of visual impairments, including those with significant...
Improving Literacy Skills Self-paced | 1-2 days This three part self-paced tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI. This will include literacy...

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