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Friday, April 08, 2016

Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A National Conversation

Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A National Conversation

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) came together to sponsor a full day workshop on CVI at the AFB Leadership Conference in Arlington, Virginia held March 3, 2016.
The conversation was designed to unite a core group of people to work together to build upon prior knowledge, initiate research, and discuss best practice interventions in support of the CVI population.
Presenters shared their work on CVI assessment, research, intervention strategies, need for multi-disciplinary teaming and the development of university coursework for future vision professionals. Attendees shared their concerns and needs regarding this complicated diagnosis. Discussion points arose related to the need for theory-based, ongoing research, educational product development, adaptations for curriculum, and guidance in the area of orientation and mobility. A CVI Division of AER was proposed and will be pursued as a way to continue the national conversation that began at AFBLC.

Presenters: Susan Sullivan (APH), Dr. Chris Clark-Bischke, Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, George Abbott (AFB), Dr. Lotfi Merabet, Dr. Amanda Lueck, Mindy Ely, Dr. Mary Morse, Melody Furze, and Michelle Clyne.

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