Browse By Topic: Cortical Visual Impairment

Resources on Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) in Children

Parents and family members of children with cortical visual impairment, or a brain-based visual processing disorder, you are far from alone. According to the Boston Children’s Hospital, cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the most common cause of permanent vision loss in children. Yet as common as CVI is, its educational implications are often grossly misunderstood. Advocating for Appropriate Services Your story may be like that of Bernadette Jackel who wrote

Should My Child with Low Vision Be Receiving Vision-Related Services?

It’s the middle of the school year and your child with low vision (who supposedly doesn’t need a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments) is academically struggling. While your child could be any age, I wouldn’t be surprised if you have a grade schooler and you’re seeing the result of standard print size in text books decreasing from approximately 22-point font to <strong

Sharing Ideas and Questions About Cortical Visual Impairment

Hello, my name is Christine Roman. I am so honored that AFB and NAPVI asked me to contribute to the FamilyConnect site. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to share ideas with those of you who have a special interest in cortical visual impairment. My experiences as a teacher of children with visual impairment led me into what has become a passion. In my 17 years as an itinerant vision teacher I had the occasion to work with students who had all types of visual impairment or blindness caused by pathology or injury to their eyes. But I was also lucky enough to be the vision itinerant who served a large residential center for

Parent of a Child with Cortical Visual Impairment Speaks Out

As I'm out meeting with families in different parts of the country, common issues always arise in regards to children who are blind and visually impaired. So from time to time I am going to invite guest bloggers who are living these issues to express what their experiences have been. I hope that "A Parent's Voice" can be a forum where we can all interact with each other. The first guest blogger, a mother from Connecticut, is Bernadette Jackel. Her son is seventeen years old, and has cortical visual impairment (CVI). Many families that have kids with CVI find that it can be complicated; often times the services providers themselves don't fully understand the impact the visual impairment has on the

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