Interviews with successful teams

West Virginia Dept. of Education Office of Special Programs Presents:  Cortical Visual Impairment: Special Topics

Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D. is the Director of the Pediatric VIEW (Vision Information and Evaluation at West Penn Hospital) Program in Pittsburgh, and a private consultant for CVI Resources. A teacher of visually impaired students, certified orientation and mobility specialist, and infant developmentalist, Dr. Roman-Lantzy is also a CVI project leader for the American Printing House for the Blind. Dr. Roman-Lantzy is the author of the book, Cortical Visual Impairment-An Approach to Assessment and Intervention.

System Considerations in a statewide program for students with CVI – 26 minutes

Dr. Roman-Lantzy and Annette Carey, WV Department of Education’s Low Incidence Coordinator and Director of WV SenseAbilities Deafblind Project, discuss how services for children with CVI were designed and implemented in West Virginia.

A discussion of the Multi-disciplinary Team around a student with CVI in a school system – 41 minutes

Erin Bashaw, Teacher of the Visually Impaired; Crystal Bennington, Occupational Therapist; Lee Ann Brammer, Speech Language Pathologist talk with Dr. Roman-Lantzy about the varying roles played by team members of different disciplines. An integrated approach to ensuring success for the children takes the commitment of many professionals as well as the family members.

A discussion around Early Intervention Teams serving infants and toddlers with CVI – 43 minutes

A critical time for diagnosis, assessment and intervention is during the period when Birth to Three services are being provided. Dr. Roman-Lantzy has a conversation about that critical period for children with CVI, the services available, what supports are needed and how families and team members can work together for the benefit of the child.

CVI Training Materials: Cortical Visual Impairments Special Topics. (2014, December 1). Retrieved from