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Online Courses the National Center on Deaf-Blindness

TSBVI Online Courses

All TSBVI Courses are available through Bridge Learning. To find and register for any of the courses below, go to

Introduction to the Intervener Team Model

This is a training for team members who are working with a deafblind student who has been assigned an educational intervener or one-on-one professional.
Interveners must have specialized skills related to deafblind-specific needs in order to provide one-on-one instructional support to students who are deafblind. Interveners need appropriate supervision and support from the members of the IEP team. This course provides 6 CEUs.

Active Learning Series

This series of courses contains over 21 CEU of training covering the Active Learning approach to instruction developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.

    • Active Learning: Principles
    • Active Learning: Functional Scheme
    • Active Learning: Program Planning
    • Active Learning: Implementation
    • Active Learning: Documenting Progress
    • Active Learning: Equipment
    • Active Learning: Materials

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Series

This series provides three self-paced online courses (3 CEUs per course) to help team members better understand and more accurately complete Christine Roman’s CVI Range assessment. The CVI Web Course consists of three case study simulations of conducting the CVI Range on real students.

The students in the modules focus on students with CVI Range scores that fall within each of the three phases of CVI identified by Dr. Roman:

    • CVI Scenarios Phase I – Building Visual Behavior
    • CVI Scenarios Phase II – Integrating Vision with Function
    • CVI Scenarios Phase III – Refinement of CVI Characteristics

Foundations of Visual Impairment Series

These courses provide basic training in the foundations of visual impairment around the following topical areas:

    • Compensatory Skills
    • Educational Systems and Services in Texas
    • Family Matters
    • Independent Living Skills
    • Introduction to Assistive Technology
    • Recreation and Leisure
    • Sensory Efficiency Skills
    • Transition