Back to school for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) means right back to navigating what can be brutal school hallways, sometimes even when devoid of students. In preparation for this year, I recently shared the blog post Fighting an Unwinnable Battle by Nicola McDowell, describing her emotional state by the time she arrives at class. Learning about her experience as a student and adult with cerebral visual impairment is so relatable when it comes to my child with CVI. Reading her blog helps me understand his experience in a way that few other resources can. Already this school year is a reminder of the difficulty of navigating hallways for a student with CVI. Continue reading “CVI in the hallways”
You may have seen this photo in a recent Start Seeing CVI Facebook post. My son with cortical visual impairment (CVI) went for an assessment to establish new occupational therapy (OT) services. As usual, the assessment or going anywhere or doing anything with my son, proved revealing in terms of his CVI. Continue reading “Seeing CVI at OT”
What to wear to go running at the track with my son who has cortical visual impairment (CVI)? With school out, the track would be empty so I am less thoughtful about the question of what to wear. Grey shorts and a grey tank top, my favorite top for keeping cool on a warm, humid day. We were good to go. Continue reading ““Where ARE you?””
“Hi, how long is open swim today?”
“Until three… pool’s empty right now.”
“EMPTY??” We’ll be right. There.
It was Memorial Day and it made sense that most people were out of town or out at the beach or out at a barbecue instead of at the local Y. The prospect of having an entire, not quite Olympic sized pool all to ourselves, me and my son who has cortical visual impairment (CVI), was almost too good to be true. Continue reading “CVI early bird”
“Wait – what??” you might be thinking. It’s only April. It’s only just now turning to spring. The return of warmer weather. Trees and flowers blooming, longer and brighter days ahead. School is still in session. Maybe you haven’t even had your IEP meeting for your child with cortical visual impairment (CVI). Or maybe you are still struggling through this school year, let alone ready to get ready for the next one. Or maybe every morning you wake up to, “Do I have to go to school?” “Can I stay home, just today??” (A thousand times, no.) It might still be April, but it is not too early to start thinking about back to school. Continue reading “Back to school in April”