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Eye Learn: Early Intervention For Children Who Are Visually Impaired
Friday, March 17, 2023, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Girl with Carrots and cookingEye Learn: Early Intervention For Children Who Are Visually Impaired

with Tara Tompai
Friday, March 17, 2023 | 11:00am - 1:00pm (PT) | Virtual Event

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Children learn to understand the world around them by watching everyday tasks and activities happening on a day-to-day basis. A child with a visual impairment might not have the same naturally occurring opportunities to gain as much visual information.

The content in this presentation will focus on intervention ideas and strategies that promote overall learning and development for children who are visually impaired, to help them reach their full potential. In addition, we will discuss typical visual development, what are some vision issues that can occur in young children, and we will explore some commonly used terms such as acuity, field of vision and 20/20 vision.

Participant Objectives:

  • Learn about typical visual development
  • Explore some vision issues that can occur in young children
  • Gain an understanding of commonly used terms in the vision world
  • Learn about key areas to focus on when providing early intervention to families with children who have a visual impairment

Tara TompaiTara Tompai 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: $55
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $40
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $30

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

*CEUs for SLPs can be used to fulfill California’s licensing board. They are not sent to the ASHA registry. Participants should retain their IDA certificates and submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form with ASHA.

ADA Requests: Contact IDA at [email protected] with ADA request by March 1, 2023

Limited number of scholarships available

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