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Who is the CVI Web Exercise for?

This exercise is intended for use by special education caseworkers who evaluate children’s educational needs using the Christine Roman-Lantzy CVI Range Assessment, such as: Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS), and Occupational Therapists (OTs). This exercise can also be informally used as an information resource for parents of children with CVI, or anyone else who has an interest in the subject matter.

How many parts does the CVI Web Exercise include?

The CVI Web Exercise contains three parts:

  1. Introduction to CVI and Christine Roman-Lantzy’s CVI Range (videos, documents)
  2. Assessment simulations (videos, documents)
  3. Real-life intervention ideas (videos)

What materials do I need to complete the CVI Web Exercise?

The goal of this exercise is for you to practice using Christine Roman-Lantzy’s methods to evaluate educational needs of children who have cortical visual impairment.

These methods are explained in the book Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Interventionby Christine Roman-Lantzy. We will use forms and worksheets that are found in this book. TSBVI cannot provide copies of these materials to you. To successfully complete this exercise, you must have your own copy of the book. (

How do I complete the CVI Web Exercise?

Follow the instructions in the sections below to complete the web exercise.

Introduction to CVI

Read the document Introduction to Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment.

Watch all of the videos on the Introduction to CVI page (14 videos-82 minutes)

CVI Case Studies

Print all of the documents on the C V I Case Studies page (7 documents)

Watch video Introduction to Case Studies (This explains how to complete the case studies)

Watch videos and complete forms for Brandon – Phase 1 (13 videos – 75 minutes)

Watch videos and complete forms for Cassie – Phase 2 (13 videos – 75 minutes)

Watch videos and complete forms for Ian – Phase 3 (13 videos – 75 minutes)


Read document: Materials Used in Intervention Videos

Read document:

Watch video Intervention Overview (1 video – 6 minutes)

Watch videos for Phase 1 Building Visual Behaviors (9 videos – 13 minutes)

Watch videos for Phase 2 Integrating Vision with Function (8 videos – 12 minutes)

Watch videos for Phase 3 Resolution of CVI Characteristics (7 videos – 11 minutes)

Watch videos for Intervention Task Analysis (6 videos – 17 minutes)

Watch video Intervention Summary (1 videos – 2 minutes)

Additional web training materials on CVI:

Perkins Webcast: Cortical Visual Impairment and the Evaluation of Functional Vision with Dr. Christine Roman.

Strategy To See: For those who care for and work with students with brain damage related vision loss.

American Printing House for the Blind Inc., CVI Website

CVI Training Materials from the West Virginia Department of Education

Go to Perkins Webinars and look for:

  • Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (parts 1 and 2), presented by Barry Kran, O.D., F.A.A.O., Luisa Mayer, Ph.D., M.Ed., and Darick Wright, M.A., CLVT, COMS.
  • Using an iPad for Vision Stimulation presented by Laura Campaña, Director of Infant & Early Childhood Program at Junior Blind of America. Building Strategies
  • Around CVI Phases presented by Ellen C. Mazel, Cortical Visual Impairment Advisor for CASE
  • Collaborative Strategies for Improving Literacy Skills in Students with CVI presented by Diane Sheline, Certified Low Vision Therapist.

This is an exciting area and we are learning new information about the brain continually. Please contact Lynne McAlister or Sara Kitchen with any observations or additions to this course- we would love to hear from you!


Introduction and Case Study documents and videos written and presented by Lynne McAlister and Sara Kitchen Educational Consultants - TSBVI Outreach

Intervention materials written and presented by Diane Sheline, Independent Consultant out of the Houston, Texas area, CTVI, CLVT,