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November 5th, 2021 6:00pm
Hidden Creek Music, Nashville, TN
Join us for a night of food, drinks and music to benefit BEST! More details to come soon!
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Virtual VIISA Certification Cohort 2021-22

July 2021 – March 2022
Online via Zoom – registration required
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The goal of this training is for participants to gain an understanding of and to develop skills in the unique needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers who are blind and visually impaired and their families. This includes working with families and other service providers of these children, things to consider when assessing developmental skills and developing IFSPs and IEPs for these children, needed support services, intervention techniques and resource materials to use in all developmental areas (communication, social, daily care, motor, orientation and mobility, play, and cognition), developing use of all the senses (in particular vision, touch, and hearing), sensory processing challenge, special needs of infants and toddlers with vision impairment and additional disabilities/medical problems, and supporting transitions.

Certification is provided after course completion.

Cost: $450 early registration through 5/31; Beginning in June, cost increases to $475
This fee will cover training materials sent to your home. In addition, participants will receive a two-volume set of the VIISA Curriculum for infants and young children with vision impairments.

Please review curriculum and time commitment prior to registration. In the event that interest is greater than spots available, priority will go to person currently serving or seeking to serve children with blindness and visual-impairment birth-to-three years old and birth-to-five years old.

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