Quote from a CVI parent

On the Start Seeing CVI Facebook page you can find many graphics. But this one is too good and too important not to share via this blog. The quote comes from Rachel Bennett, a CVI mom. You may have seen Rachel’s blog posts on Paths to Literacy. She perfectly captures the reality for parents of children with cortical visual impairment (CVI). Continue reading “Quote from a CVI parent”

Seeing CVI at school

Seeing CVI at school
Seeing CVI at school

Yesterday was a Monday, from start to finish. You know everything is going to be ¬†extra challenging when you drop off your child with cortical visual impairment (CVI) at school and learn that his paraprofessional is out that day. We all have our emergencies, and it was her turn. Children with CVI rely on predictability and routine, especially when it comes to their people. A day of multiple transitions is not an easy prospect. It turned out that the unexpected day provided an unexpected opportunity for his teacher to see my son’s CVI. Continue reading “Seeing CVI at school”

CVI at home: finding my shoes

CVI at home: find my shoes
CVI at home: finding my shoes

For children with cortical visual impairment (CVI), we want to provide the opportunity to use vision throughout their day. We do this by use of the CVI Range (Roman) and incorporating an intentional approach, based on how the ten characteristics of CVI (Roman) impact each individual child. There are so many opportunities for this in the course of a child’s day, in the natural environment, right at home. Continue reading “CVI at home: finding my shoes”

CVI birthday characteristics

IMG_7898When you are planning a birthday party for your child with cortical visual impairment (CVI), it is hard not to think about the ten characteristics (Roman). How many people to invite? What color cake? Where to have the party, someplace familiar, like home, or someplace new? Let’s take a look at the CVI characteristics in light of birthdays. Continue reading “CVI birthday characteristics”

“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)”