Cerebral Visual Impairment: The Basics


This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed and passed the Introduction to Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visual Impairment Due to Damage to the Brain online class. This online class provides participants with information about the features of visual impairment due to brain damage as well as assessment of children with this condition.


In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will need to demonstrate the ability to apply their knowledge and skills when working with students with cerebral visual impairments.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Describe ways in which ocular visual impairment differs from cerebral visual impairment.
  2. Describe the brain’s role in the visual system.
  3. Identify terms related to disorders of the visual brain.
  4. Discuss disorders of the visual brain and their functional consequences.
  5. Describe patterns of cerebral visual impairment.
  6. Describe social consequences of CVI for children and families.
  7. Organize the assessment process for children with cerebral visual impairment.
  8. Identify various assessment methods and tools for children with cerebral visual impairment.
  9. Describe the assessment needs of children with profound visual impairment.
  10. Integrate collaborative assessment threads to present a comprehensive picture of children with cerebral visual impairment.
  11. Describe a variety of goals for intervention.
  12. Describe diagnostic teaching.
  13. Identify vision intervention techniques for children with profound visual impairment as well as those with normal or near normal visual acuity.
    • Describe management of the environment for children who have cerebral visual impairment.
    • Describe general presentation styles and formats that need to be considered for children who have cerebral visual impairment.
    • Systemically examine existing curricula and infuse appropriate interventions or accommodations to improve performance outcomes in:
      • Reading and math
      • Daily Living Skills
      • Technology
      • Orientation and mobility