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New research on aquatic therapy and the brain

New research on aquatic therapy and the brain
New research on aquatic therapy and the brain

This information on water and the brain is too good not to share. Most families of children who have cortical visual impairment (CVI) seem to report that their child “loves water.” This research, shared by our aquatic occupational therapist (OT) tells us why. The information comes from the International Conference for Evidence Based Aquatic Therapy (ICEBAT), recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading “New research on aquatic therapy and the brain”

My Beautiful Broken Brain

IMG_8206My Beautiful Broken Brain is a documentary, much of which was shot on an iPhone, about a young woman who experiences an ischemic stroke. The film describes both who she was before stroke, as told by friends and family, and who she is since.  Like so many things, My Beautiful Broken Brain is some small glimpse into the experience of my son, who also had a stroke and who lives with a brain difference, including cortical visual impairment (CVI). Continue reading “My Beautiful Broken Brain”

Can’t we all relate to sensory complexity?

Guest post by Peggy Palmer, TVI*

Can’t we all relate to sensory complexity?
Can’t we all relate to sensory complexity?

Too often, we “typically” sighted folks tend to believe that children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) are very different from us. We learn the Ten Characteristics (Roman)–hopefully–and work our way through trying to understand our student or our child with CVI. Continue reading “Can’t we all relate to sensory complexity?”

CVI literacy, adapting books and text

* Guest blog post by Judy Endicott

When helping my grandson, River, who is almost nine, I know it is critical to use his CVI Range score (Roman-Lantzy), late Phase II, and information about his CVI characteristics as my guide to modifying his literacy materials. I always remind myself that what I can see and understand is different from what River “sees” and understands. Continue reading “CVI literacy, adapting books and text”