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“Does the mailman know Santa?”

"Does the mailman know Santa?"
“Does the mailman know Santa?”

When your child comes into the classroom, it is often the first time that educators are hearing the words “cortical visual impairment” (CVI). Training new educational teams or therapists or providers on cortical visual impairment means learning about the CVI Range, guiding principles, CVI ten characteristics, the goals of each Phase of CVI (Roman), and what CVI looks like for your child. In all of this, the strategies of salient features and comparative language (Roman) can get lost in the mix. Continue reading ““Does the mailman know Santa?””

“Uniquely Human”

23492643If you are the parent of a child with cortical visual impairment (CVI), why would you read a book about children with autism? Children with CVI and children with autism  are different, their brains are different, but they share some behaviors. So much so that, when educators or therapists or providers see those behaviors in your child, the tendency is to see autism, and not to see CVI. Those shared behaviors were the motivation for reading Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism. Continue reading ““Uniquely Human””

CVI Holiday gift list (sorry, no pom poms)

It’s not too late for the Start Seeing CVI holiday gift list. You won’t find red pom poms here because children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) like more than just pom poms (and besides, you already know where to buy pom poms and bright flashy toys). What follows are gift ideas from busy CVI moms (especially at this time of the year). Many thanks for the great suggestions. Continue reading “CVI Holiday gift list (sorry, no pom poms)”

“CVI Adaptations: Bubble Words in the YouDoodle App”

"CVI Adaptations: Bubble Words in the YouDoodle App"
“CVI Adaptations: Bubble Words in the YouDoodle App”

One of the most common questions from parents of children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) is, how do I approach literacy? Below is a link to a post from a CVI mom on how the “whole word” approach to literacy, developed by Christine Roman-Lantzy, and how to create “bubble words” in the YouDoodle app. Continue reading ““CVI Adaptations: Bubble Words in the YouDoodle App””