Cortical Visual Impairment: Special Topics

Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D. is the Director of the Pediatric VIEW (Vision Information and Evaluation at West Penn Hospital) Program in Pittsburgh, and a private consultant for CVI Resources. A teacher of visually impaired students, certified orientation and mobility specialist, and infant developmentalist, Dr. Roman-Lantzy is also a CVI project leader for the American Printing House for the Blind. Dr. Roman-Lantzy is the author of the book, Cortical Visual Impairment-An Approach to Assessment and Intervention.

My Journey – 10 minutes

Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy tells about her earliest experiences in the field of vision services and what led to her interest in discovering more about those children with cortical visual impairment.

CVI Range – 28 minutes

The CVI Range determines a person’s level of visual functioning and the effect of the various characteristics of CVI on that particular child. This segment takes a look at the purpose and use of this assessment tool.

Slow Moving? 30 minutes

People often ask what to do when they are not seeing progress with their child or student’s vision. Dr. Roman gives suggestions for taking a look at strategies for children assessed in Phase I and Phase III of CVI when the team is not seeing progress.

Vision Services and CVI – 33 minutes

The needs of children with CVI in early intervention and school programs is determined after they are deemed eligible. Functional Vision Assessments are used in the determination of services. Program planning is imperative for the child.

CVI and Social Development – 35 minutes

How does CVI impact the social development of children? Often this topic is overlooked but access to appropriate interactions between themselves and others should be considered for children with CVI.