When you see this post about Sensory Balance, you are likely thinking one of two things. You might be thinking, “This assessment came out a year ago.” Or else you are thinking, “Sensory Balance Assessment for CVI, what is that??”
Sensory-Balance: An Approach to Learning Media Planning for Students with CVI was quietly published in 2020, in the midst of COVID-19, when most of us were still reeling, still learning to cope as we closed in on one year of pandemic life. In other words, you might have been preoccupied and would be forgiven if you missed it. After mentioning the assessment to a few TVIs to the response of, What’s that? it is being shared here. Also included are a brief description, along with ordering and resources for learning more about a new assessment for students with CVI.
“The goal of the Sensory Balance Approach is to make learning media decisions that meet the child’s current needs, and ensure that there are regular, intentional opportunities to develop vision into a more reliable way of learning about the world.”
“Sensory-Balance: An Approach to Learning Media Planning for Students with CVI offers detailed guidance for determining the learning media needs for individuals with CVI. The SBA provides a framework for developing activities that consider the primary and secondary sensory channels for learning, and incorporate eays to work on functional vision use. A multisensory approach is a bridge to increased vision use.”
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