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Cincinnati Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program – Cerebral Palsy (CCVRP-CP): An interdisciplinary model for serving children with low vision and physical disabilities (Formerly CLEAR-CP). Kelly E. Lusk, Ph.D, CLVT, Terry Schwartz, M.D., and Rebecca Coakley, M.A., CLVT
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Cincinnati Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program – Cerebral Palsy (CCVRP-CP):
An interdisciplinary model for serving children with low vision and physical disabilities
Kelly E. Lusk, Ph.D, CLVT,
Terry Schwartz, M.D., and Rebecca Coakley, M.A., CLVT
Funded in part by a Perlman Center grant from The Ettlinger Trust Fund via United Way
Interdisciplinary vs. multidisciplinary
Vision (Ophthalmology, Education/Rehabilitation)
Perlman Center (OT/PT, Assistive Technology)
Instruction and Follow-up
Family Education Sessions (Guess who gets the most out of these?)
Aaron W. Perlman Center
Linda Wnek, Sr. Director (PI)
Katherine Eingle, MOT, OTR/L
Elizabeth McCarty, OTR/L, ATP
Kihmberly Wilmer, MS, OTR/L
Patricia Gribben, OTR/L
Terry Schwartz, MD
Becky Coakley, MA, CLVT
Mel Klayer, COA
Cincinnati Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)
• A number of disorders of the developing brain affecting body movement, posture and muscle coordination.
• Caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development; before, during or shortly after birth; during infancy; or during early childhood.
(From: http://www.ucp.org/uploads/media_items/cerebral-palsy-fact-sheet.original.pdf United Cerebral Palsy Website)
Children with a visual impairment
Children with a physical disability
Children without CVI
Children with CVI
Children with CP
Children without CP
Children with CVI and CP
Rate the quality of the evaluation
Rate the information you received
What did you like most?
What did you like least?
What could we do differently?
Would you recommend CCVRP-CP to other families?
- Feedback on our model
Your experiences/Similar models?
Thoughts for the future
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