Cerebral Visual Impairment: an educational perspective
Presented on Wednesday, 26 January 2011
'Cerebral Visual impairment is a condition where some of the special vision parts of the brain and its connections are damaged.' (www.viscotland.org.uk/eyeconds/cerebralvi.html)
Both presenters have experience in working with these children in educational environments so the emphasis will be on considering the impact CVI may have in these settings. In this course participants will enhance their knowledge of this condition, which can be difficult to understand by:
- Discussing some of the effects it may have on a child's ability to see;
- Exploring practical suggestions, which may improve visual function.
Presenters: Mary Dallas, Education and Family Services Manager, RNIB Scotland;
Janis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre.
10.20 am Introduction, Mary Dallas
- 11.35 am Some possible strategies that may be used to support these children, Janis Sugden
- 1.30 pm Investigating case studies, Janis Sugden & Mary Dallas
- 3.30 pm Course Evaluation and close
10.30 am What is Cerebral Visual Impairment?, Mary Dallas
2.30 pm Considering signs of visual impairment in older pupils and adults: A DVD, Janis Sugden & Mary Dallas