Pediatric Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI): A State of the Field for Clinicians

 Description: Pediatric CVI has become the leading cause for low vision among children, and with medical advancement incidence is expected to only increase. In response, methods for screening, monitoring and treating children with CVI are being reimagined and examined. This course will offer a review of what is known and highlight work in development. Learners will become familiar with current diagnostics and be able to utilize use them to inform clinical care and educate caregivers.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain CVI using non-technical language.
  • Identify signs and risk factors for pediatric CVI and generate appropriate referral.
  • Recognize diagnostic and assessment measures and use them to inform care.
  • Access resources on the best evidenced assessment and habilitation strategies.

Instructor:  Kathleen M. Weden, MSOT, OTR/L, Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy 

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 02491. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).


Kathleen M. Weden
Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • Web browser: Latest stable version of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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