Sometimes when you are stuck, it helps to go back to the beginning. The beginning of CVI came early, along with my son’s arrival in the world. There wasn’t a time when he did not have CVI. As a single parent, and especially finding yourself the single parent of a child with a disability, the only thing I knew for certain was, I’m going to need help. Continue reading “Sometimes when you are stuck”
On Halloween, children of all abilities go trick or treating.
The child who comes to your door but avoids eye contact may have difficulty looking at faces (complexity).
The child who is upset in a crowd may have difficulty with complex sensory environments and sensory integration.
The child who takes f o r e v e r to pick out a single piece of candy may have difficulty with overwhelming complexity.
The child who wears the same costume three years in a row may have difficulty with novelty.
The child who excitedly tells everybody “Happy Halloween!” beginning loooong before October 31st, may be practicing his script. Continue reading ““Happy Halloween!””
Reviewing the CVI characteristic of complexity (Roman) for a graduate class on Cortical/cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), has me thinking about some of those early experiences with my son who has CVI. Continue reading “Seeing sensory complexity”
Each week my son, who is in first grade, brings home four new vocabulary words. Here is how new sight words are presented to my son who has cortical visual impairment (CVI) and is in Phase III CVI (Roman-Lantzy). Continue reading “CVI and teaching sight words”
When my son who has cortical visual impairment (CVI) was in preschool, it was important that he had visually accessible books. Most of the books in his classroom were filled with bright, multicolored, visually complex illustrations (complexity, Roman). Bright Baby makes a series of books that uses realistic photographic images and plain, solid color backgrounds. The books are inexpensive, easy to modify, and are one of the few items that CVI parents do not have to make themselves from scratch. Continue reading “CVI salient features books”