Cortical Visual Impairment: Complexity


This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the CVI Complexity online class.


In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Explain vision to others in a way that will help them better understand CVI.
  • Describe the role that the brain plays in constructing our visual experiences, with an emphasis on dorsal and ventral stream functions.
  • Explain the ways in which most typical environments and activities have been designed to fall within the abilities of the typical human visual system.
  • Describe neuroplasticity and its relationship to CVI.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the CVI Characteristics (Roman-Lantzy) with emphasis on complexity and its relationship to the other characteristics.
  • Describe how the CVI Characteristics (Roman-Lantzy) manifest later on The CVI Range, with emphasis on late Phase II and Phase III.
  • Describe relationship and overlap between the approaches and principles described in both the cortical and cerebral visual impairment literature.
  • Describe the obstacles that stand in the way of a visually accessible day for a child with CVI.
  • Assess a child’s ability to interpret two-dimensional images.
  • Identify the salient visual features (Roman-Lantzy) of an object or image.
  • Provide direct instruction in salient features and interpretation of two-dimensional materials.
  • Identify appropriate educational tasks for the child with CVI.
  • Determine appropriate learning environments for a child with CVI.
  • Explain the ways in which CVI can affect a child’s behavior and the negative impact of a visually inappropriate school schedule.
  • Evaluate the complexity level of a given environment.
  • Evaluate the complexity level of a given task.
  • Determine the appropriate balance between the complexity level of the task and environment for a given activity.
  • Rate the complexity level of a given environment.
  • Rate the complexity level of a given task.
  • Use the Single Activity or Schedule Recording Forms to share their results with a child’s team.

Courses Offered

Use the "What's the Complexity" Framework to design a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.

Professional Development Offering