Virginia Cortical Visual Impairment Institute 2021


Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is currently the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness for children in the United States. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services is collaborating with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and statewide programs for sensory disabilities to provide a series of professional development and training webinars on CVI.

Registration is now available online through July 31, 2021, for the Virginia Cortical Visual Impairment Institute-2021: Students with Cortical Visual Impairment: Observation, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies (VA CVI Institute). A series of five, two-hour interactive virtual sessions will be presented by Sandra Newcomb, Ph.D., on August 12, 19, 26, and September 2 and 9, 2021, 3:30-5:30 p.m. The targeted participants are teachers of students with blindness/visual impairment and deaf-blindness, orientation and mobility specialists, early childhood special educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and early intervention service providers, who work with students with blindness/visual impairment and deaf-blindness in Virginia public school special education programs (PreK-12).

Participation in the VA CVI Institute will require attendance at each of the five weekly sessions. A certificate of participation confirming ten professional development contact hours will be awarded upon completion.


8/12/2021 3:30 PM - 8/12/2021 5:30 PM,
8/19/2021 3:30 PM - 8/19/2021 5:30 PM,
8/26/2021 3:30 PM - 8/26/2021 5:30 PM,
9/2/2021 3:30 PM - 9/2/2021 5:30 PM,
9/9/2021 3:30 PM - 9/9/2021 5:30 PM


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