Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and how it can deter power mobility


Credits: .1 CEU
Presenter: Kihm Hymore, MOT, OTR/L, ATP



This webinar will focus on the impact that cortical visual impairment (CVI) can have on independent power mobility. Cortical visual impairment is the leading cause of visual impairment in children. Vision plays a significant role in motivation for mobility and the techniques we use to motivate individuals to be independently mobile rely heavily on visual stimuli. Those providing power mobility need to know the effect CVI can have on power mobility and who CVI effects. In this webinar, I will increase awareness of CVI and provide strategies for assessing and providing proper visual stimuli for individuals with CVI to promote independent power mobility.

Learning Outcomes:
The participant will be able to descibe Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and how it is different from other visual impairments.
The participant will be able to list the 10 visual characteristics of CVI and describe how this may affect mobility.
The participant will be able to describe ways to implement modifications for those with a cortical visual impairment to promote power mobility.

Kihmberly Hymore, MOT, OTR/L, ATP: Kihm is a graduate of Xavier University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She is a lead occupational therapist at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The Perlman Center is a specialty center designed to address the complex therapy, developmental, assistive technology and care coordination needs of children, youth, and adults with cerebral palsy and other complex conditions. Kihm has experience and training in sensory integration, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and cortical visual impairment. Kihm has become well-versed in the CVI Range, educating families, other team members, and co-workers about the CVI functional vision assessment and best-practice approaches for interventions to promote access and mobility to those with cortical visual impairment.