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IC46: Assessing Mobility for Those with Cortical Visual Impairment

Today Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is still underdiagnosed in children and adults.
Approximately 40-50% of the brain is involved in vision and 20-40% of individuals who have sustained a brain injury have some degree of visual impairments. In the world of complex rehab we often serve clients who have some degree of brain damage as the result of a brain injury or abnormal development. This session discusses how to assess individuals with CVI for mobility.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Cindi Petito, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS
CHAS Group HC Corp
Middleburg, Florida
United States

Cindi Petito is an occupational therapist and has operated a community based private practice in Florida since 2001. She has 20 years experience as an occupational therapist with 16 years as an assistive technology professional working in the field of wheeled mobility, complex seating, and assistive technology.

Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS
Sunrise Medical
Boulder, CO
United States

Angie earned a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology (AT) from George Mason University. She has specialized in AT for over 15 years working with infants, children, and adults in hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University and presented at numerous conferences throughout North America and abroad. Currently she is the Clinical Strategy and Education Manager for Sunrise Medical.



    1. Roman-Lantzy, C. (2008) Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention. AFB Press.
    2. Bush, F., Tallent, A., & Tallent, A. (2012). Little Bear Sees: How Children with Cortical Visual Impairment Can Learn to See. Little Bear Sees Publishing, of Wyatt-MacKenzie.
    3. Swaminathan, M. (2011). Cortical visual impairment in children: A new challenge for the future. Oman Journal of Ophthalmology.

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