University of Edinburgh

CVI - ‘One Approach to Assessment and Intervention’

Presented on Tuesday & Wednesday, 26th & 27th May 2015


Dr Christine Roman-Lantzy, American author of the book ‘Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention’, presented her work on Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI).

This two day course explored an approach to assessment and intervention for children and young people with cerebral visual impairment. The participants will have gained an understanding of:

  • the definition and causes of CVI;
  • an approach to CVI Assessment;
  • practical intervention and strategies;
  • and the ‘inclusion’ agenda in the USA.

The impact of this course will be better outcomes for children and young people with cerebral visual impairment through better assessment, interventions and strategies. 

"The speaker was a true expert in her field. Excellent delivery. Very engaging."

"Quality of material - really informative. Loved watching videos of children learning."

Target Audience

All those working with children with cerebral visual impairment, complex needs, including Teachers, Additional Support Needs Assistants, Early Years Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals including Paediatricians, Educational Psychologists, Habilitation and Rehabilitation Specialists and Parents


Dr Christine Roman-Lantzy (Doctorate in education/ CVI), Teacher of Visually Impaired Students, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Infant Developmentalist, Director of Pediatric View at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.