Participants will learn:
- Discuss when to refer individuals for a CVI assessment based on (1) diagnosis, (2) interpretation of ophthalmologist report, (3) behavioral characteristics of CVI.
- List at least two tools /resources that can address vision while supporting language/communication/other developmental areas concurrently, and do so across clinical everyday environments.
- Consider the key roles family members, SLPs, teachers, OTs and other providers play in optimizing access to language, learning and communication for children with CVI.
Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D. is a world leader in furthering understanding, assessment, and intervention strategies for individuals with Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI). She created the widely used CVI Range – a functional vision assessment tool. Dr. Roman Lantzy lectures internationally regarding CVI educational materials and strategies. She remains clinically active, working closely with children with CVI and their families. She has degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education/Visual Impairment, with a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research has demonstrated that the caregivers of infants are able to reliably report the presence or absence of characteristics of CVI. Dr. Roman-Lantzy is Director of the Pediatric VIEW Program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh PA. She recently revised her book, Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention.
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