Supporting Students With Cortical Visual Impairment From Identification Through Transition

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize behavioral manifestations suggestive of CVI.
  2. acknowledge that CVI is an important area of focus for school psychologists.
  3. identify best practices for assessment of CVI.
  4. understand the academic, social, and emotional impacts of CVI.
  5. explore interventions and environmental accommodations for students with CVI.
  6. examine community resources and areas of future research for student with CVI.


Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a brain-based visual impairment that has become increasingly prevalent over the last 30 years. Children with CVI have the capacity to improve their vision and participate meaningfully in the classroom when provided well-designed educational programming. However, best practices for supporting this population are rarely disseminated among school psychologists and educators. This poster seeks to address this gap by describing the factors that schools must consider when including children with CVI.



William V. Pilny, Temple University
Emma Mager Garfield, Temple University
Codie Kane, Temple University
Valerie G. Woxholdt, Temple University


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