Free Self-Paced CVI Course from California School for the Blind

California School for the Blind (CSB) has announced that they are offering a free, self-paced course on CVI, which is open to anyone, including families, teachers, and related service providers.

Stephanie Herlich and May Nguyen of the California School for the Blind Assessment Team have created a self-paced course on CVI using the Google Classroom platform. The class is free and perfect for anyone (teachers, paraprofessionals, specialists, families, etc.) who would like to gain a better understanding of Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).

What is covered in the course?

The course covers what CVI is, causes, characteristics, screening and assessment tools, the CVI Range, and report writing. This course is a compilation of some of the best resources and information available regarding CVI. After completing the course, students will have a better understanding of CVI and will be better able to seek the necessary resources that will meet individual student needs.

Where is the course material from?

Sources of information for the course include Dr. Amanda Lueck, Dr. Christine Roman, Dr. Gordon Dutton, Perkins CVI Now, Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society (PCVIS), Chris Russell, Teach CVI, APH, Strategy to See, and other resources in the field.  Material is presented in a range of formats, including recorded lectures, YouTube videos, Powerpoint presentations, articles, and websites.  There are quizzes at the end of each section.

How can the course be accessed?

The course can be accessed by going to CVI Self-Paced Short Course.

Note:  If you are having difficulty accessing this Google Classroom through a school account, try using an alternate account, such as your personal email.

Collage of California School for the Blind self-paced CVI course