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With Sara Kitchen and Lynne McAlister, Certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired.

Sara: Case Study 2 is about Cassie.  Um, Cassie, in these clips that we're gonna show you is 9-years-old.  She is diagnosed with CVI and secondary to anoxia that happened while she was having surgery as an infant.  Um, she also has an auditory processing disorder, and is labeled as deaf-blind.

She has developmental delays, speech impairment.  She's an extremely social child.  She uses an object calendar and there were thoughts at the same time of transitioning her to a picture calendar.  And according to her low vision report, she has intermittent nystagmus while tracking. 20/200 Snellen equivalent distance acuity.  Which was figured out using Teller cards.  She has also sight hyperopia but no glasses were prescribed to her at the time.

And we're gonna start with Cassie's parent interview.  If you would like to look at the parent interview answer guide in Christine Roman-Lantzy's book, feel free to do that.  The information that we're gonna be sharing with you is all in your handouts as well.  The questions and the answers, as well as the cheat sheet.  The only thing that we don't have in our handouts is the answer guide.  So, that's in the book.  So, you'll have all those things if you want to look at all those things.  One more form that you'll need to look at is the CVI Range. We're gonna be recording the scores for the parent interview, the observation and the direct assessment directly on that form. So, this is on your handouts, if you want to get that out, because it's good practice to start looking at that and start using it, and that's what we're gonna do. 

Lynne: And each...each individual assessment has a different color when you score it.

Sara: That's right.  We're going to be.  And if you noticed in your handouts, the parent interview will be purple.  And it will have a corresponding star on the chart for people who don't use their vision to see the colors.  And the observation video clips and corresponding things that we record on the chart will be green.  And will have a bullet next to them.

And the direct assessment clips will be recorded on, uh, the...

Lynne: Range?

Sara: No.  The resolution chart.  In red or with a little caret in front of the numbers.  So, just to give you an idea of what all that is, and you already have actually a resolution chart that's filled out in your handouts.

But if you want to get a blank one, so you could practice this along with us, it might be helpful.