Cortical Visual Impairment – What Most People Don’t Know
This month’s Let’s Talk Special Needs webinar will focus on “Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) – What Most People Don’t Know" and will feature Angel Perez, Assistant Director for the Florida and Virgin Islands DeafBlind Collaborative in the School of Medicine at the University of Florida.
Angel Perez, has been working in the field of Sensory Disabilities for the past sixteen years. She has a Masters Degree in Visual Impairments and a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders and Deafness, with an undergrad in Special Education. She also received training from the Orton and Gillingham program for Dyslexia. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Vision Science with an emphasis in Sensory Disabilities through the school of medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
During her years of school and training, Angel received two national honors and scholarships, first, as a Helen Keller Fellow, then as a National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) Fellow. Mrs. Perez was formally a Hearing and Vision Specialist.
According to Ms. Perez, little is known about the cause of this type of blindness even though CVI is the leading visual impairment in the Western world and in the United States. Join KnoWEwell webinar hosts Jane Lynn Britton and Patti Trenchak as they explore this very special topic with Angel Perez, who will unveil the truth about this mysterious condition and educate us on how to help open up a world of opportunity for your child.
During this educational program, you will learn:
- What is Cortical Visual Impairment?
- How it affects your child’s vision
- How it affects your child’s education
- Strategies to use at home to help manage your child’s cortical visual impairment
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