Entries by CViConnect

Using Neural Networks to Assist Educators, Caregivers, and Parents to Better Understand What Their Child With a Visual Impairment Sees

While at the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society’s conference in Omaha, Nebraska covering the current research in the field, I was speaking with a parent who has a child diagnosed with CVI. She spoke about how her child got a fishing pole this summer and caught his first fish. He also had the opportunity to […]

Consider Novelty when Utilizing Technology

According to Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, there are ten unique visual and behavioral characteristics of CVI. One of these is the characteristic of novelty, or how new a visual target is to the learner. Learners with CVI show preference to targets they are familiar with or those that share visually familiar characteristics.  Depending on what Phase […]

Intentional Access to Vision Throughout Daily Routines

“I am a teacher, I was never trained in vision therapy.” Luckily, for learners with a Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), no one is suggesting vision therapy. Instead, in order to see improved use of functional vision, individuals with CVI require a balance of intentional access to vision throughout daily routines. According to Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, […]

The Future of Look Detection Is Here

The future of look detection is here for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). At this year’s ATiA annual conference, CViConnect’s Stephanie Steffer and Travis Spire-Sweets shared their newest vision for the field.   Currently, while a learner utilizes the activities within the CViConnect iPad application, the system makes use of the forward facing camera to […]

CVI Awareness. Diagnosing and Knowing Your CVI Learner

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairments in the United States. Uniquely, the number of people with this vision impairment will continue to increase as medical advancements are better able to assess and treat individuals with neurological diagnosis.   Historically, individuals with CVI have had a hard time getting this diagnosis.  Since […]

Back to School for a Learner with CVI

It’s that time of year.  Many teachers and students are returning to their school year routines.  For your learner, this might bring on stress, worry, and fears.  Parents might begin to have questions about the upcoming year and what their child can expect.  Professionals may begin sending home welcome letters, introducing themselves to the family. […]

CVI Friendly Fourth of July Celebration

Tips and Considerations to help your child with CVI this Fourth of July Holidays and celebrations can be an exciting time for family and friends to come together.  When your child has CVI, additional thought might need to go into attending such events.  While the flashes of light in the dark sky might be engaging […]

The Top 10 CVI Facebook Pages You Should be Following

For families and friends that know someone with Cortical Visual Impairment, CVI Facebook pages can be an invaluable resource. There are many companies and support groups that have created pages on which they share important information. Pages can range from simple DIY ideas for your child with CVI, to educational and instructional resources to treat […]

Leave Review for CViConnect Here

Hi there, If you would like to tell others how much you like CViConnect, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of places to do just that. Below you will find a list of places where you can leave reviews, comments and details regarding CViConnect and how it has benefited you and your family. iPad […]