On Beat the Heat Day 1, Diane Sheline will be presenting her workshop: Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment. This full day session will provide a thorough overview of Cortical Visual Impairment. Diane will review CVI and the brain to include causes of CVI and visual functioning. She will explain the CVI Range- the ten behavioral characteristics of CVI. She will show the impact of CVI on orientation of a child to their environment. Also, she will share early literacy strategies, demonstrate CVI-friendly materials and review useful apps and resources. She will tailor this information to teachers of students with multiple disabilities. Come learn some new tips and tricks and see her amazing materials!
You might want to check out her recent blog posting on the Paths to Literacy “An Overview of Literacy for Children with CVI.” In this post, she presents information on some of the implications of the CVI Range for literacy and more.
Diane Sheline, TVI and author of Strategies to See, has worked in the field of education for over 30 years, however, her focus for the past 14 years has been on identification, evaluation and program planning for students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment. Determining child specific strategies which encourage more efficient and consistent use of vision is an area that she is especially passionate about and this is reflected at her website www.strategytosee.com. She currently provides independent consultation for local school districts and private evaluations for students of all ages with CVI, in addition to conducting teacher trainings and parent seminars on CVI throughout the US. She has especially enjoyed working closely with TSBVI on projects such as a yearly CVI Clinic and creating videos of CVI-friendly strategies and interventions (as part of their CVI Web Exercise). She is a regular contributor the the Paths to Literacy Blog sponsored by Perkins School for the Blind. She currently resides in the greater Houston area.
We are eagerly waiting to welcome Diane to ESC Region 13!
To see Diane or any of our other excellent Day 1 presenters, register for Beat the Heat 2017, Workshop ID SU1734208.