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Infants with visual impairments must meet eligibility criteria before they receive VI or O&M services. The assessment that must be conducted by a TVI or O&M is the Functional Vision Evaluation (FVE).  Completing the FVE with an infant or toddler can be challenging.  These series of videos by Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist describes how she developed the Functional Vision Assessment Kit using her 40 plus years of experience with children who are blind or visually impaired. Lois inventories materials in the kit and briefly describes how they are used in assessing functional vision of infants and young children.  Specific examples of the procedures are shown.


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TETN 32954 - Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants

Functional Vision Assessment Kit

Parent and TVI Interaction

Comparison of Two Functional Vision Assessments

Observations from Two Functional Vision Assessments

ECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlerss


TETN 32954 - Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants

Original webcast date: 10/21/2014
Description: Ann Rash, VI Infant Consultant with the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Outreach Program introduces viewers to Pediatric Vision Specialist Lois Harrell. Harrell shows viewers some of the items in her Functional Vision Assessment Kit, conducts two FVAs, and discusses her assessments.

TETN 32954 - Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants
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Lois Harrell Videos on Functional Vision Assessment of Infants and Toddlers 

Part 1 - Functional Vision Assessment Kit

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist describes how she developed the Functional Vision Assessment Kit using her 40 plus years of experience with children who are blind or visually impaired. Lois inventories materials in the kit and briefly describes how they are used in assessing functional vision of infants and young children.

Part 1 - Functional Vision Assessment Kit
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Part 2 - Parent and TVI Interaction

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist demonstrates positive ways to interact with parents who have questions or misconceptions about their child's functional vision. Parents of a child who is blind or visually impaired may not immediately understand the difference between the ophthalmological, or physical assessment of their child's vision and the functional assessment; how their child uses his/her vision.

Part 2 - Parent and TVI Interaction
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Part 3 - Comparison of Two Functional Vision Assessments

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist narrates video of her conducting Functional Vision Assessments with two young children. The children had different visual systems and required different techniques during the assessment.

Part 3 - Comparison of Two Functional Vision Assessments
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Part 4 - Observations from Two Functional Vision Assessments

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist narrates video of her conducting Functional Vision Assessments with two young children and makes observations about the functional vision of each child.

Part 4 - Observations from Two Functional Vision Assessments
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ECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlers

Original webcast date: 01/14/2016
Description: How do you provide assessment and instruction in all areas of the ECC when your student is an infant or toddler? In our continuing ECC series this webinar will take a look at this issue and offer ideas and resources for instruction.

ECC Series:  The ECC for Infants and Toddlers

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