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Cortical Visual Impairment and Routines-Based Strategies
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Category: Events

Cortical Visual Impairment and Routines-Based Strategies

Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:30am - 10:30am (2 hour event)
Virtual Event
with Tara Tompai

This event will NOT be recorded, please plan on attending LIVE

Research tells us that young children learn best when learning is embedded into day-to-day routines. The same philosophy applies to children with cortical visual impairment (CVI). Join us in exploring a variety of strategies that can support visual access, the understanding of what is being seen and the development and expansion of concepts within the child’s daily routines. Learn about how to increase the child’s overall perception of their surrounding world.

Participants will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of how our visual system works.
  • Learn about the 10 characteristics associated with CVI.
  • Develop knowledge relating to the 3 Phases of CVI.
  • Learn about strategies that can be implemented into a child’s day-to-day routines that support visual access, visual attention, and visual perception.
  • Learn about how to support overall learning within day-to-day routines for a child with CVI.

Tara TompaiTara Tompai
Early Childhood Vision Consultant

Tara began her journey into the field of visual impairments in 2002 when she graduated from the Intervenor for Deafblind Persons Program in Toronto, Canada. She continued her education and became an orientation and mobility specialist in 2003. Her passion for early intervention grew and she decided to pursue early childhood education. Currently, Tara Tompai is an Early Childhood Vision Consultant at Surrey Place in Toronto, Canada. She provides support and service to parents and caregivers who have children ages birth to school-age who are diagnosed with a visual impairment. Tara also works collaboratively with early childhood educators in the classroom and with other professionals who are supporting children with visual impairments. In addition to Tara’s role as a vision consultant, she supports other vision consultants across the province of Ontario to provide mentorship. You can follow Tara's impressive and informative content on instagram at @vision_earlyintervention.

Nonmember: $50
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $25

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $20 (2 Hours)

ADA Requests: Contact IDA [email protected] with ADA request by February 1, 2022

Limited number of scholarships available.

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