M.Ed., cTVI, CATIS
Vision Intervention Specialist
Biography – Jonathan is a vision intervention specialist who specializes in assessment and intervention for children with ocular visual impairment and cortical/cerebral visual impairment. He is passionate about encouraging children’s independence by helping to develop and make use of visual function through strategic, multi-sensory routines that are meaningful and fun for children. He also has experience teaching braille, assistive technology for visual impairment, and the Expanded Core Curriculum. Jonathan holds an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Vision Studies. He is a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist from the United States.
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision intervention at High Hopes includes careful assessment of visual function and development of an individualized intervention plan. For children with ocular, eye-based impairments, the focus is on encouraging use of vision while developing multi-sensory engagement through tactual and auditory channels. Children with neurologic, cortical visual impairment work on improving visual function through systematic interventions that target the visual systems affected by neurologic impairment. The vision intervention specialist also works alongside Speech, OT, and PT to support implementing visual strategies across disciplines.