This February's community outreach event was a great success!
Family, friends, professionals, and members of the community joined us here at the Ellis School to participate in a discussion led by Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy.
The workshop provided an overview of cortical visual impairment (CVI), methods for assessment of functional vision, and techniques for appropriate intervention strategies. Participants had the opportunity to expand their understanding of a range of topics related to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) including, AAC access, evaluation of recent scientific and technical advances, and challenges to accessing AAC technologies.
Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy is a world leader in furthering understanding, assessment, and intervention strategies for Cortical Vision Impairment. She is the creator of The CVI Range- a functional vision assessment tool.
Dr. Roman Lantzy has lectured extensively regarding the CVI educational materials she has developed. With degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education/Visual Impairment at Michigan State University and Master's and Doctoral studies at University of Pittsburgh, she revealed that caregivers of infants can reliably report regarding the presence or absence of the characteristics of CVI. Dr. Roman-Lantzy is the Director of the Pediatric VIEW Program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh PA.