Finding Nemo

IMG_2554It should surprise no one that with movies, my son with cortical visual impairment (CVI) loves to watch the same familiar titles over and over (Novelty). Harry Potter but only Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets, on repeat. The original Toy StoryFinding Nemo was one of the first movies we watched intentionally, by now we have seen it countless times. Marlin explaining his son Nemo on the Big Screen – “He was born with a short fin” is a giant mirror. Every time, it is a reflection, and I hear myself describing my son’s disability. More importantly, it is a reflection on the language I use when talking to Jasper.
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Summer Time

01C529C6-8CDF-4A1E-8427-4635715072FASummertime is a time to unwind, reset. After the end of another busy school year, it’s a time for vacation, day trips, road trips, or maybe it is simply welcome relief from the usual grind. Summer, with its unstructured days, can also be a time to get wound up. Regardless of your summer plans, no matter how blue the sky or how pleasant the weather, for children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) summer is a time of transition. Continue reading “Summer Time”