[dbmat] Fwd: Vision Assessment and Interventions for Children with CVI and ONH

  • From: Edgenie Bellah <bellahe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: DBMAT <dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:08:01 -0500

Below is a training opportunity for families who have children with CVI and
Vision Assessment and Interventions for Children with CVI and ONH
*Presented by Dr. Linda Lawrence*
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Austin, Tx9am - 4pmDecember
2, 2014

Two of the most common causes of visual impairments of students in Texas
are Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) and Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).

There is a high incidence of structural, functional and visual perceptual
disorders and delays in children diagnosed with these etiologies. Many of
these disorders and delays can be improved with appropriate intervention.

This workshop will help participants:

   1. Understand the differences between structural disorders of the visual
   system, functional disorders and visual perceptual disorders, and
   2. Learn applicable intervention strategies

Dr. Linda Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence is a frequent lecturer and trainer for parent groups,
teachers, therapists, nurses, optometrists and ophthalmologists as well as
other professionals in Kansas, the USA, South and Central America, Europe,
India, the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. She is active in AAPOS
(the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus) as a
committee member on the Learning Disabilities Task Force, the
Inter-Organizational Relations Committee and the Vision Screening committee.

This workshop begins at 8:30 AM with sign-in and packet pick-up.  The
presentation begins at 9:00 AM.  Lunch will be from 11:45-1:00 PM.  You
will be on your own for lunch.  Both morning and after breaks are provided
(beverage and lite snack).  The event will end at 4:00 PM.

Teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility
specialists, other special and regular education staff and
Continuing Education Credits

The workshop has been approved by ACVREP and SBEC for 5.25 continuing
education hours.
Registration Fee

You may register now and send your payment in the form of a check or
purchase order later.

Parents/caregivers may request assistance with the cost of their
registration and/or travel costs to attend from TSBVI Outreach. However, we
ask that before you make this request, please check with your school
district or DARS-Division of Blind Services to see if you are eligible for
assistance from them.

All registration is $35 until November 24th.

All registration is $45 beginning November 24th.

For more information or to register go to the workshop website at:


Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Outreach Programs

*Edgenie Bellah*
Family Engagement, Texas Deafblind Project
512-206-9423; fax: 512-206-9320
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