Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Trust the Process: A Case Study in Literacy and CVI

This one-hour webinar from Perkins eLearning is a case study on the approach used to teach literacy skills to a kindergarten student with Phase III CVI.  The presentation offers ideas on what iOS apps to use, how to involve the student in the trial and error planning process, and how to share digital materials with the team members working with the student.

Learning Goals and Objectives

  1. Identify three iOS apps that promote literacy for students in Phase III CVI​.
  2. Describe two ways that a child can participate in the planning/trial and error process​.
  3. Identify two ways to share digital materials with team members who work with the child.​

Meet Your Presenters

Amanda Whelan, M.A. Ed., is a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired and Assistive Technology consultant who has worked with students with a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities for 10 years. She has a graduate certificate in Pre-K-8 Special Education from Holy Family University. Amanda has presented on a variety of topics related to visual impairments including national and regional conferences, staff development trainings, and local county board meetings.      

Joy Wilson, M.S., is a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, and is Perkins-Roman CVI Endorsed.  For the last 19 years, she has worked with students from 2 months of age to 98 years young. Her experience with students with CVI is limited to the birth-age 5 population.  She has worked as a TVI and O&M Specialist with children in all three phases. Joy has presented on CVI at staff development trainings and for individual IEP teams.

The webinar will be recorded and archived on the Perkins eLearning website.

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Event Date: 

May 16, 2019