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									                                                                                Early Intervention
                                                                                        Training Center
                                                                          for Infants and Toddlers With
                                                                              Visual Impairments

Module:        Visual Conditions and Functional Vision:
               Early Intervention Issues

               Session 4: Functional Vision Assessment and
                          Developmentally Appropriate Learning
                          Media Assessment


Transcript: FVA: Observation of Visual Perceptual Skills VCM 4-08

Shaw, R. (Executive Producer), & Quiñones, H. (Producer). (2002). Peek-a-boo, I see you:
      Assessment of visual efficiency in babies and young children [Motion picture]. (Available
      from Dominican College 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962 and Early
      Intervention Training Center for Infants and Toddlers With Visual Impairments, FPG
      Child Development Institute, CB # 8040, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040)

Narrator 1
Aisha and Jesse are both seen in their homes playing with toys or family members.

Narrator 2
As with all visual skills, natural observation yields a great deal of information. Observing Jesse
during the caregiver interview and throughout the visit provides information about Jesse’s visual
perception. Likewise, observation of Aisha will yield similar information.

TVI
Now it is Jesse’s turn. Let’s see, Jesse.

Narrator 2
Often a single item can be used to assess all of the skills under the category of visual
perception. For instance, Shanna was able to observe visual closure, figure ground, eye-hand
coordination, and spatial relations in Jesse’s interactions with the Cheerio book. In addition
during the task of placing Cheerios in the grooves, he commented on the pictures in the book.
This offers information about visual discrimination, association, and memory.

Aisha is not developmentally ready for full assessment at this level of visual efficiency. While
some skills can be assessed informally, assessing her visual perceptual skills will be
accomplished as she reaches the appropriate developmental level.




Visual Conditions Module 05/03/04                                                  S4 Transcript 4-08
EIVI-FPG Child Development Institute                                                     Page 1 of 1
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