Adaptive Online Course: Visually Impaired Online Prep

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Registration Deadline 8/26/2019 Members and candidates with disabilities (whether physical or cognitive), who are considering applying for a certification exam must contact the Steamboat Springs office at least four weeks in advance of the scheduled test or exam to provide notice of their requested reasonable accommodation and to discuss their situations before the registration deadline date. Requests for accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Visually Impaired Online Prep Clinic is an online interactive web clinic. The clinic consists of 2 weekly video conferences for 2.5 hours over two evenings: Sept. 8th and Sept. 15th.  Classes will start promptly at 5pm MST and end around 7:30pm MST on each day for a total of 5 hours course work.

On successful completion of this clinic (and with additional studying and practice), you will be able to:

  • Describe how the eye works
  • Explain common visual assessment terms
  • Articulate some of the most prevalent visual impairments in adapted snowsports lessons
  • Describe classes of medications commonly prescribed for students with visual impairments
  • Perform a student assessment
  • Perform indoor guiding techniques
  • Explain on-hill guiding techniques
  • Create an exercise line (progression) for a student with a visual impairment

In each class, we discuss the teaching and technical skills that are evaluated against PSIA National Standards. While this clinic is designed as a preparatory clinic for those taking their Adaptive Alpine Level 1 & 2 Cognitive/Visually Impaired Exam, anyone who wants to enhance their Visually Impaired lessons can benefit from the clinic.


Format: This clinic utilizes GoToMeeting, a web-hosted service for online video conferencing. Prior to each week’s class, you are given a link and a password for the online meeting. You can use either a desktop or mobile device to connect to the meeting and you can receive audio via computer or phone. The presentation is shown via sharing of the instructor’s desktop. Throughout each class, there are discussions and activities to encourage participation.


Note: You must be present for both classes in order to receive PSIA credit. There is no makeup session and there are no recordings of the sessions.


For more information about GoToMeeting, go here:


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To download the GoToMeeting app and find FAQs, go here: and click on Resources.

September 8th, 2019 5:00 PM   through   7:30 PM
United States
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $ 85.00
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Event Specific Details
Event Accounting Code 2-4000-9-45
Event Category Adaptive Alpine, Adaptive Snowboard
This event is a prerequisite for...
CEUs 6
General Prerequisites PSIA - AASI Membership
Adaptive Prerequisites
Alpine Prerequisites
Alpine Freestyle Prerequisites
Children Prerequisites
Cross Country Prerequisites
Snowboard Prerequisites
Telemark Prerequisites
Admin & Staff Only No

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