Virtual Workshop: Cortical Visual Impairment: An Overview of Characteristics, Phases, and Approaches to Intervention


Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of childhood visual impairment in the United States, and there is a critical need for a strong base of knowledge and skills within educational teams. This session, designed for all professionals working with students with CVI, will focus on achieving a practical understanding of the unique impact of CVI through an exploration of the Characteristics and Phases, and an overview of approaches to student-centered intervention.

Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:

  • Identifying common causes of CVI and the unique differences between CVI and other forms of visual impairment.
  • Understanding the unique behavioral characteristics associated with CVI.
  • Developing appropriate interventions, curriculum adaptations and environmental modifications for students with CVI.

This free Workshop is open to TVIs, SLPs, OTs, PTs and other professionals working with children in Virginia with CVI.

The presenter: Chris Russell is the Project Coordinator for the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative, and has experience as a classroom teacher and Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) working with children who have visual impairments and additional disabilities including deaf-blindness.

Co - Sponsored by the Virginia Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (VSDB), and the Virginia Dept. of Education (VDOE)


5/6/2021 4:00 PM - 5/6/2021 6:00 PM


Caren Phipps


Professional Development Professional Resources Related Services Vision Impairment