Speaking of CVI, behavior and sensory regulation

Speaking of CVI, behavior and sensory regulation
Speaking of CVI, behavior and sensory regulation

Below is a conversation around the topic of behaviors, coping mechanisms, and sensory regulation. This was an exchange with our occupational therapist (OT) that helped deepen my understanding of my son, who has cortical visual impairment (CVI). Other parents might find this conversation useful too. Our kids with CVI have inherent sensory processing differences, and as a parent, it can be difficult to discriminate the CVI from the sensory processing. Continue reading “Speaking of CVI, behavior and sensory regulation”

CVI salient features books

CVI salient features books
CVI salient features books

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”

‘Why We Miss Objects That Are Right in Front of Us’ NYT article

Have you ever wondered ‘Why We Miss Objects That Are Right in Front of Us’?┬áInsightful New York Times article on how expectations affect our visual perception. It is hard not to think of the implications for a child who has cortical visual impairment. The simulation is almost like a CVI Complexity Sequence card for those who do not live with CVI. And it brings to mind the words of Christine Roman-Lantzy: “For a child with CVI, seeing is easier when they know what to look for.” Continue reading “‘Why We Miss Objects That Are Right in Front of Us’ NYT article”