CVI vs. the school bus

CVI vs. the school bus
CVI vs. the school bus

The end of school year field trip is coming up. That means the topic of the school bus comes up too. For children with special needs, the school bus can be complicated. At least in our school district, there are a host of problems. Late or missing school buses. Ill equipped buses. Not to mention the potential for problems when it comes to sending your child who is at risk for seizures, off on the bus. My son who has cortical visual impairment (CVI) no longer rides the bus to school. So when field trips come up, we talk about the bus. Nowadays, the only thing he likes about the school bus is preferred color yellow (CVI ten characteristics, Roman). Continue reading “CVI vs. the school bus”

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?”