Yes, you need to understand something about CVI if you work with my child

IMG_8875
Yes, you need to understand something about CVI if you work with my child

Social skills play groups are hard to come by. And when your child has cortical visual impairment (CVI), it is even harder. For some reason, CVI does not easily translate when it comes to speech and communication providers. Surely there are exceptions, but that has been our experience. So, among other things, the last month has been about deciding whether a play group is a good fit. Finding the right fit has been like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Continue reading “Yes, you need to understand something about CVI if you work with my child”

‘This Type of Blindness Technically Isn’t an Eye Problem’, parent article on CVI

If you have not already seen it, ‘This Type of Blindness Technically Isn’t an Eye Problem’ is a wonderful article on cortical visual impairment (CVI). And it is written by a parent, Amy Whipple. It includes a good explanation of CVI, and a summary of Christine Roman-Lantzy and her life’s work on CVI. Most of us do not know where our children would be without her dedication and study of our child’s disability. Continue reading “‘This Type of Blindness Technically Isn’t an Eye Problem’, parent article on CVI”

CVI back to school

CVI back to school
CVI back to school

Ours seems to be the last district that goes back to school in the fall. Not the day after Labor Day but the day after the day after Labor Day. And so the holiday weekend is spent gathering and updating documents and resources for teaching new school team members about cortical visual impairment (CVI). Since somebody asked, it seemed like a good idea to talk about what those materials look like. Continue reading “CVI back to school”