Do you know about Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)? CVI is the fastest growing visual diagnosis today. It is a unique visual impairment that requires a specific understanding of its characteristics and teaching strategies.
This is the first of many posts for CVI. I feel that it is important that education teams understand the unique features of CVI. There are specific strategies and simple accomodations that teams can make to help students with CVI use their functional vision better. It is important for you to know that the information I am giving you is just the tip of the iceberg. I work with TVIs who have undergone hours of training for CVI.
Check out this page on the APH website. It's all about CVI: http://www.aph.org/cvi/define.html
Do it at home: Does your child (with CVI) have a space in your home (and at school) that is ideal for their viewing needs? For example, do they have an area that is free of visual clutter where they play or do activities? If not, think about creating a space!