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DVIDB Pre-Conventions

Past Pre-Conventions

Council for Exceptional Children Convention,  Portland, OR

DVIDB Pre-Convention Workshop

Implementing Effective Instruction for Students with Cortical Visual Impairments – Moving from Assessment to Intervention


Diane Sheline

with Diane Sheline

February 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Columbia Regional Program, Portland Public Schools

833 NE 74th Ave, Portland, OR 97213


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This workshop will provide an opportunity for educators and teams to move from assessment of students with CVI into effective interventions and instruction. Please join the opportunity for educators, both local and national, to learn about the latest research in strategies, quality instruction, and service delivery for children with CVI.


Diane Sheline is a consultant, advocate and author of the book, Strategy to See; Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment.  Diane received her M.Ed in the area of education of students with visual impairments and has over 30 years of experience in the field.  She currently works closely with teachers, families and early education teams, helping to determine best strategies to use which will encourage more consistent and efficient use of vision in students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (C/CVI). Diane’s website,, provides a variety of information on C/CVI including how to make unique visual targets (DIY section) and recommended materials to use with this special population.

A copy of the PowerPoint is available HERE


Pre-convention Handouts:




Special thanks to our sponsors for pre-convention!


On February 6, 2018 Mildred (Millie) J. Smith, an award-winning author and consultant with over 27 years of experience in the field presented a full day pre-convention workshop entitled "Growing Good Communicators: Empowering Students with Sensory and Multiple Disabilities" in Tampa, FL.


Attendees learned effective approaches that maximize communication and participation for students with sensory and multiple disabilities.  The documents and handouts from the workshop are presented here as accessible PDFs, with permission from Millie Smith. The YouTube videos are from the APH YouTube channel.










Last Updated:  6 March, 2021

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