Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CVI Resources

I have been inspired to post a couple of resources about CVI. This inspiration comes from organizing another workshop for occupational & physical therapists. We will have a breakout session on CVI. My colleagues have spent a lot of time learning about CVI and one of their main resources for understanding the unique characteristics of CVI comes from a book written by Christine Roman-Lantzy.

The second resource that I have is a nice read from TSBVI about CVI. The article is Cortical Visual Impairment: An Overview of Knowledge. Article link: http://www.tsbvi.edu/program-and-administrative-resources/3276-cortical-visual-impairment-an-overview-of-current-knowledge. I like this article because it gives you an easy snapshot of CVI. The Roman book is quite in-depth with information.

I have a third resource but I haven't figured out how to post it yet (soon, hopefully!). The third one is written by three of my favorite teachers for the visually impaired. They do a wonderful presentation on CVI. Perhaps I can snag one of them to write for me!

Again, I will post as I do with other CVI posts, the importance of understanding the unique needs of children with CVI. CVI is not a ocular impairment. It truly does have its own unique needs and it is important that therapists, general education classroom teachers and other members of the education team see the distinct needs of our CVI kiddos.

If you are unsure about these unique characteristics, see your TVI (or keep reading my blog). There is also a message board on FamilyConnect that I like as well. You can go to www.familyconnect.org or here's the link to their CVI forum: http://www.familyconnect.org/message_board_subjects.asp?FolderID=54.

Happy reading!


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  2. Great site. I was going to ask you where to find the "Who says blind kids can't kick butt at sports!?" Facebook group, that you mentioned in an earlier post, but I just found it. Keep up the good work!

  3. I'm glad you found our group! We have another Sports Adventure Weekend coming up in March with the younger kids. I think it will be a ton of fun especially because my older students want to come be part of it, too!!