Cortical Visual Impairment: Proficiency

Description

This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed and passed the CVI Foundational Overview and Understanding class. This online class provides knowledge and skills related to CVI related to definition, causes, diagnosis, assessment and intervention.

Competency

In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will need to demonstrate a basic ability to define Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), identify the causes of CVI, describe the diagnostic criteria, describe the assessment process and identify strategies for intervention.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

participants will be able to describe and explain:
 
  • critical differences between ocular and neurological forms of visual impairment
  • the role of neuro-visual plasticity in improvements in functional vision for individuals with CVI
  • diagnostic criteria used to identify CVI
  • the importance of knowing the medical causes of CVI as an important key to diagnosis of CVI
  • the function of both the anterior and posterior visual systems
  • the function and behaviors associated with dorsal and ventral stream visual processing
  • key factors associated with each visual behavior
  • educational implications of the visual behaviors associated with CVI
  • the rationale for a CVI-specific functional vision assessment
  • methods to integrate CVI Evaluation results into the IEP.
  • challenges and supports of social learning & interaction for individuals with CVI.

Courses Offered

An inclusive overview of cortical/cerebral visual impairment

Professional Development Offering

An inclusive overview of cortical/cerebral visual impairment

Professional Development Offering