This presentation provides an overview of the definition of dual sensory loss and the characteristics of the most common visual deficit – cortical visual impairment (CVI). The impact of early intervention with children with dual sensory impairment are addressed and the value to the family. In addition, important aspects of what to expect from your PCP in dealing with State Agencies when seeking services for a child with CMV are discussed.
This course is part of a seven-course series, Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV): What Health Care Providers Need to Know Now, in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The congenital CMV (cCMV) series presents the latest research on diagnosis and treatment, raise awareness, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources in an effort to reduce the number of babies infected with cCMV.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 38771, "Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV): What Health Care Providers Need to Know Now, in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children’s Hospital." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 38771.
Course created on June 28, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to define dual sensory loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the major characteristics of cortical visual impairment.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 major identifiable values of early intervention for children with dual sensory loss.
|15-25 Minutes||Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Characteristics|
|25-35 Minutes||Vision Strategies|
|35-50 Minutes||Early Intervention and Strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Q & A|
Mimi Pruniski has been an occupational therapist for 40+ years with experience working with young children with visual impairments in preschool, elementary school and early intervention settings. She has served as a program director as well as direct service provider serving families with children with a wide variety of special needs and abilities. She specializes in working with infants and young children with complex medical needs, feeding issues and sensory concerns.
Pat Jung is a Deafblind Specialist and has worked with the Arizona Deafblind Project for the past 20 years. She serves educators and families of children and youth across the state of Arizona who have a dual sensory loss. Pat has been in education for over 35 years and has degrees in Deafblind, Vision, Hearing, Intellectual Disabilities, Elementary and Early Childhood Education as well as Administration of Special Education.
Financial: Patrice Jung received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Patrice Jung has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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