Register now for Courses 1, 2, &/or 3 Spring, 2020
NEW! Online Self-Paced Tutorials from Perkins for Individuals
Working with Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
VSDB Outreach Services purchased access to six online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and made four of them available Fall, 2019. We are now offering 4 more for Spring, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial, each participant will choose from “ACVREP” (includes their logo), “Continuing Education,” or “Professional Development.” People may take one course, or as many as they want. Registration is now open for courses 1, 2, and 3!
We hope you can join us! Debbie
REGISTER NOW for Course #1, Spring, 2020 (some may need to copy & paste links)
Effective and Accurate FVEs and LMAs for All Students with Visual Impairments that Help Drive Instruction Programming (3 Credits, ACVREP or CEU)
Registration for this course ends at 4:00 pm, Jan 24, 2020. Course access is Jan. 25 – Mar. 25, 2020
Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:
- describe the purpose of Functional Vision Assessment and Learning Media Assessment;
- identify the components of FVA and LMA;
- design a rubric that ensures a quality assessment and report;
- explain the differences between FVA for ocular and neurological visual impairment;
- compare visual function and functional vision;
- explain the relationship between FVAs and LMAs;
- explain impact of additional disabilities on the ed development of children with VI;
- identify key components of a LMA for children who have CVI; and
- describe some cautions in using LMAs with children who have CVI.
Participants will earn 3.0 ACVREP, CTLE, Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. By registering for ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.
Target Audience: This workshop will be beneficial for both veteran and new Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) O & M Specialists, Teachers of students with Deaf-Blindness or blindness and additional disabilities, & related service providers. (cont’d.
REGISTER NOW for Course #2, Spring, 2020
Recognizing and Building Abstract Thinking
in the Child with Visual Impairment (1.5 Credits)
Registration for this course ends at 4:00 pm on Jan. 24, 2020. Course access is Jan. 25 – Feb. 26, 2020
Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:
- distinguish between concrete and abstract thinking;
- describe the value of abstract thinking in a child’s educational development; and
- design learning activities that develop abstract thinking.
Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. You will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic.
Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, O&Ms, Teachers of the students with Deaf-Blindness or visual impairment with additional disabilities, and Rehabilitation Specialists.
REGISTER NOW for Course #3, Spring, 2020 (Back by popular demand! TVI, please share this with SLPs who work with your students with CVI!)
Speech Pathologists and Cortical Visual Impairment:
An Overview of the SLP’s Role in Working with Children with CVI (1.5 Credits)
Registration for this course ends at 4:00 pm Jan. 24, 2020. Course access is Jan. 25 – Mar. 25, 2020.
Course Description: This tutorial addresses Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) through the experience of a Speech and Language Pathologist by examining the characteristics of CVI that affect speech, language, and feeding. The tutorial also identifies modifications and supports for therapies and assessments when working with children who have CVI.
Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. (ASHA credits are not available for this online tutorial.) You will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic.
Target Audience: SLPs, TVIs, O&Ms, Teachers of Students with Deaf-Blindness or with additional disabilities, and Rehabilitation Specialists.
After the registration period ends, you will receive a voucher (coupon) code, and can then take the course at your convenience from any location, within a specified time period, as detailed above.
Information regarding registration for and access to the next course being offered by VSDB Outreach Services Spring, 2020 follows. Registration info for course #4 will be sent later.
|Name of Tutorial||Period for Registration||Period for Course Completion||Number of Credits||Perkins’ tutorials can be taken on your own, free of charge if you don’t need credits; Outreach has purchased state viewing for those who want credits for continuing education and/or ACVREP for each of these titles.|
|Functional Curriculum||Feb. 18 – 26, 2020||Feb 27 – Ap. 10, 2020||1.5 credits ACVREP, CTLE, or CEU|
A brief description of the next course being offered follows:
Functional Curriculum -This tutorial addresses functional skills for independent living, through developmentally appropriate goals and activities that offer opportunities to practice such skills within the learning environment. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz.
*If you do not need credit or certificates of completion toward licensure, these courses can be accessed for free through Perkins without going through VSDB Outreach Services.