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“Considerations for CVI and Social Inclusion” by Christine Roman (webinar)

"Considerations for CVI and Social Inclusion"
“Considerations for CVI and Social Inclusion”

When it comes to explaining cortical visual impairment (CVI), nobody does it better than Christine Roman-Lantzy. She could be described thus: She literally wrote the book on cortical visual impairment. Or you could say, “books.” In Perkins’ series “CVI for the TVI and other professionals” Dr Roman talks at length about the impact of CVI on the social development and social inclusion of children with CVI. You can find the link to Considerations for CVI and Social Inclusion, parts I and II, below. Continue reading ““Considerations for CVI and Social Inclusion” by Christine Roman (webinar)”

CVI and math: “Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class”

"Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class"
“Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class”

Many children with cortical visual impairment (CVI), struggle with math concepts. In turn, teachers struggle with how to make these concepts accessible to their students with CVI. This article in The AtlanticWhy Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class, on math, and how math plays out in the brain, helps paint a picture of why students with CVI may be struggling. Continue reading “CVI and math: “Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class””

“Cortical Visual Impairment: Advanced Principles”

Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention
Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention

In 2012, reading Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention for the first time, was not about reading about a complex neurological condition. As the parent of a child with cortical visual impairment (CVI), reading that book, was reading about my son. It was somebody describing my child to me. Everything that he did, all of his behaviors, came into focus and made sense. Ever since, I have continued to learn as much as possible about my son’s cortical visual impairment. Continue reading ““Cortical Visual Impairment: Advanced Principles””

This is how we live.

CVI: This is how we live.
CVI: This is how we live.

When you are raising a child with cortical visual impairment (CVI), life looks different. It not only looks different for your child, it looks different for parents. CVI accommodations do not end on Friday afternoon when the school bell rings. For CVI families, accommodations happen all the time, everywhere, all day long, all the way up to and including bedtime. The accommodation follows the child with CVI…everywhere. Even on the weekend. Continue reading “This is how we live.”

New Year: Moving mountains

New Year: Moving mountains
New Year: Moving mountains

Leaving the Pacific Northwest and Seattle, the place that was home for twenty five years – twenty five years – does not feel like failure. Instead it feels like doing the right thing for my child. It feels like exhaling for the first time in nearly eight years, since my son’s diagnosis of cortical visual impairment (CVI). Continue reading “New Year: Moving mountains”