This session is part of the Therapies in the School Online Conference 8
Cortical visual impairment (CVI), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH); learn how these common diagnoses continue to impact a student’s educational progress and motor development. Multiple case studies will be discussed to illustrate the characteristics associated with these diagnoses and how the factors associated with the student’s visual impairments affect their IEP goals and treatments.
- Identify how a visual impairment can alter the course of motor development
- Determine the specific characteristics associated with common diagnoses such as CVI, ROP and ONH
- Recognize how the differing factors associated with the student’s visual impairment will affect the team’s IEP goals for the student.
Introduction to session and topic
Motor development in the visually impaired chil
Common diagnoses seen in school-aged students.
Case examples of the 3 different diagnoses and considerations for working with each student
Working as a collaborative team in the school setting
Q and A
Joanne Szabo PT, DPT, MHA, PCS has practiced in the field for over 35 years and is a board-certified pediatric specialist. Dr. Szabo has worked in the NICU, early intervention, acute care and school-based services. For the past 11 years she has worked full-time at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. Dr. Szabo speaks internationally on topics related to working with infants and children with multiple disabilities who are visually impaired or blind. She received the American Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Pediatric Therapy Knowledge Translation Lectureship Award in 2018. Dr. Szabo currently serves on the APTA’s School-based Special Interest Group Subcommittee, Children with Medical Complexity. In the past, Dr. Szabo has also served on the board of The Arizona Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. She is enthusiastic to share her years of experience working with students with visual impairments.
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