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Vision and the Brain 2020 Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop on March 14, 2020 will present an overview of how the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day with an expert on CVI....
15th Annual "Focus" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference Onsite Training | 1 day "Focus" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss This Event has been canceled March 11, 2020 8:00 am –...
CVI: "What’s the Complexity?" Assessing and managing visual complexity throughout the school day for students with cortical visual impairment Onsite Training | 1 day One day workshop – Saturday, February 29, 2020. Participants will move toward an advanced understanding of visual complexity and learn to use the What's the Complexity framework. The goal is for...
Creating IEPs for Students with CVI Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop on February 25, 2020 will be held at Perkins' campus in Watertown, MA. The learning needs of students with CVI are uniquely based on the assessment of visual behaviors that are the...
Active Learning Is More Than a Piece of Equipment! Tutorial Self-paced | Approximately one hour Summary: This webinar will provide a brief introduction to Active Learning, which is an educational approach created by Dr. Lilli Nielsen of Denmark designed for learners who are functioning below...
Our CVI Literacy Journey into Phase III Self-paced | Approximately one hour Print literacy for individuals with Cortical Visual Impairment will look different for each student.  Research on best practices in reading instruction is important to know and apply to instruction...
From Hospital to Home: Using Early Visual Functioning to Support Families Self-paced | Approximately one hour Early visual skills in pre-term and full-term infants are an early sensory system to develop to support the infant’s learning potential.   Anchor Center for Blind Children, a non-profit...
Active Learning: Promoting Independence and Learning in Children with Multiple Special Needs Onsite Training | Multiple days Join Ms.Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., for a two day workshop on November 11 and 12, 2019 to learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical,...
Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) series of professional development courses Online Class | Multiple weeks The University of Massachusetts Boston Vision Studies Program and Perkins School for the Blind announce the cooperative creation of a Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) series of professional...
What's the Complexity? with Matt Tietjen Self-paced | Approximately one hour What's the complexity?  Designing a school day for a child with CVI Earn 1.5 Professional Development, Continuing Education, or ACVREP credits when you complete our online tutorial. Participants...
What's Next? A Case Study Using a Calendar Box Self-paced | Approximately one hour In this tutorial, Peg Palmer discusses how creating a tangible calendar system for children with CVI can help them to understand sequencing. Earn 1.5 Professional Development, Continuing Education,...
Literacy for Students who are Deafblind Tutorial Self-paced | Approximately one hour   Megan Connaughton and Marguerite Tibaudo will explore teaching literacy to children who are deafblind. Techniques used within classrooms and outside of classrooms as well as the impact of...
The Impact of Clutter on Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial covers Nicola McDowell's masters research project that looked at the impact of clutter on the learning experiences and behaviour of children with CVI.  Nicola will also provide a...
Trust the Process: A Case Study in Literacy and CVI Self-Paced Self-paced | Approximately one hour This self-paced tutorial is a case study on the approach used to teach literacy skills to a kindergarten student with Phase III CVI.     The presentation offers ideas on what iOS apps to use, how to...
Considerations for Reducing Complexity with the Home Self-paced | Approximately one hour   In this tutorial, Marguerite Tibaudo reviews the complications that complex environments pose for children who have CVI, specifically targeting the home environment, and provide discussion points...
Using Gamification to Maximize ECC Outcomes Tutorial Self-paced | Approximately one hour     Software developer and entrepreneur Marty Schultz demonstrates electronic game applications to teach skill areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum. His company Objective Ed builds on groundwork...
Creating IEP's for Students with CVI-New Hampshire Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop on March 26, 2019 will be held on campus at Granite State College, Concord, NH. The learning needs of students with CVI are uniquely based on the assessment of visual behaviors that are...
Determining Service Levels for Learners with CVI Using the Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity Self-paced | Approximately one hour The Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity (VISSIT) is a research-based tool developed to help TVIs determine the appropriate type and amount of service for a student with a visual impairment...
Vision Language Learning Communication: An Approach to AAC for Students with CVI Self-paced | Approximately one hour Collaboration means breaking down silos. During this tutorial, two professionals, a speech-language pathologist and a vision educator, will discuss current challenges facing children with CVI who use...
Visual Search in CVI: Novel Assessment Using Virtual Reality Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial features Chris Bennett, Post - Doctoral Fellow, Visual Neuroplasticity Lab, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School.  He will be discussing how virtual reality tools can...

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