Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Event Information

Event Name:The What's the Complexity Framework: Designing a visually accessible school day for the child with Cortical Visual Impairment
Event Date:04-02-18
Event Time:8am-4:30pm
Location:The Money Museum at the Kansas City Federal Reserv
1 Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64198

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Contact Person:Marites Altuna
(phone: (913) 645-5645 )
Details:Kansas State School for the Blind &
the Kansas Deaf-Blind Project        
The What’s the Complexity Framework:
Designing a visually accessible school day for the child with Cortical Visual Impairment
Presented by Matthew Tietjen, M.S., TVI, Educational Consultant
Date:                Monday, April 2nd, 2018        
Time:               8:00am to 4:30pm 
Location & lunch provided by
The Money Museum at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
1 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO 64198. 
A 30-minute guided educational tour of the museum will be provided. A valid state issued ID is required to enter the museum.
Parking: The Money Museum is located within the Crown Center District and is walking distance from the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial and Union Station. Money Museum guests can park in the visitor parking lot located on the west side of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City building.
Workshop Objectives:
  • Learn how to use The What’s the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing an accessible, appropriate school day for the child with CVI.
  • Learn about the CVI Characteristics (Roman-Lantzy) in depth, with particular emphasis on complexity and its relationship to the other characteristics.
  • Understand how the CVI Characteristics (Roman-Lantzy) manifest later in The Range, with an emphasis on late Phase II and Phase III.
  • Describe how CVI affects behavior
  • Understand the primary barriers to visual access for children with CVI.
  • Describe how CVI affects access to literacy and communication.
  • Guide the team in selecting appropriate visual learning and communication media
  • Identify appropriate educational tasks for the child with CVI
  • Determine appropriate learning environments for a child with CVI
  • Determine the appropriate balance between the complexity levels of the environment and the task.
Intended Audience:  Parents, teachers of the visually impaired, orientation & mobility specialist, speech-language pathologists, OT, PT, classroom teachers, special educators or other service providers with a student who has Cortical Visual Impairment. 
Priorities will be given to families, educators or service providers serving students with Deafblindness.
REGISTER ONLINE by February 28, 2018
Email questions to:  Marites Altuna    maltuna@kssdb.org  (913) 645-5645 
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