CVi Connect Early Adopter Program

CVi Connect Early Adopter Program Benefits

You are invited to be one of the first to experience the CVi Connect iPad application by joining our Early Adopter Program. The CVi Connect app is being offered initially to the first 300 families that subscribe. As an Early Adopter, you will be the first to gain access to everything CVi Connect has to offer, including:

  • Learning activities based on the individual progress of your child
  • Exciting, new cutting edge technology utilized to improve the eyesight of your child
  • A vibrant online community to provide ongoing support
  • Freedom and convenience to use the program anytime, anywhere

Only $50 for a three month subscription! See program details here.

Normally priced at $50 per month, this saves you $100 dollars and gives you two free months of the CVi Connect program. Beginning on the fourth month, your subscription will revert to month-to-month. You can cancel anytime.

Your Early Adopter membership will also help us learn, enabling our developers to refine and grow the program. Your comments and engagement will help guide our work to improve the vision of children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Each family will have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.

Reserve your spot today!

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    • CVi Connect Suppot
      CVi Connect Suppot says:

      Hi Lori,

      Thank you for your question. There is no age restriction to use the app, or to participate in the the Early Adopter Program. Also, you do need to be in the US to participate in the Early Adopter Program, and use the application. We are working hard to make the app available globally. I would recommend signing up for our newsletter here so that you can stay up to date about the app coming available and much more.

      Best,
      CVi Connect Support

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    • CVi Connect Support
      CVi Connect Support says:

      Hi Claire,

      A CVI evaluation can be started as soon as 9 months of age. During this time it would be beneficial for the family to familiarize themselves with the CVi Connect resources and connect with other families that have children with CVI through the CVi Connect Facebook group. It would also be helpful to connect with the teacher consultant for the visually impaired and gather a tentative plan to evaluate the child and train the Early On staff.

      Please let us know if this is helpful.

      Best,
      CVi Connect Support

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  1. Patti Rosen
    Patti Rosen says:

    I teach students with cvi. Are there advantages beyond the usual recommended apps iPad light aide and light box activities?

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    • CVi Connect Support
      CVi Connect Support says:

      Hi Patti,

      Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. An individual with CVI needs to utilize a variety of structured and meaningful activities throughout their day that allow them to use their vision. Some of the biggest advantages of the CVI Connect app are the data collection and the ability to meet the individual child’s needs among all three phases.

      • The iPad software used within CVI Connect has the capability to determine when the child is looking at the screen, with a cross reference to what was displayed at that time, allowing the IEP/IFSP team to determine what the child responds best to.
      • CVI Connect activities are created by teachers for the visually impaired under the guidance of Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy.
      • The CVI Connect library of activities continues to grow and evolve. We are always looking for what children with CVI need in order for them to accelerate their education.
      • CVI Connect uses each child’s CVI Range score to assign appropriate activities.
      • CVI Connect also has the ability to provide touch analysis. Again, allowing us to know when/what/where the child is touching the iPad.
      • CVI Connect provides educational resources to help the families understand CVI and how to create interventions for home and school.
      • Later this year, we will be releasing a teacher version of this app that will include access to the activities library and for scoring the CVI Range.

        I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to contact us again if there is anything more we can answer or clarify for you.

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  2. Tamara
    Tamara says:

    HI! I enjoyed hearing from Stephanie and also (I believe it was) Steve on the CVI Teleconference (Lighthouse Guild). I kind of understand the teacher/parent benefit to the app -the rating and data collection part – but I have yet to figure out just what the CHILD is actually doing on the app.

    I’m seriously considering joining the 3-month trial, but it would be so helpful if you could post a series of screen-shots, kind of like the AppStore does for every app it sells. I have trouble accessing uTube, so I can’t see your sample video, but a list of games available, and a chart of what is available to various CVI levels would offer some clarity.
    My son is a 9 year old in Phase III, who is reading (very slowly and not fluently) and has a higher comprehension level than reading fluency. I would really appreciate if you can describe to me some of the games/activities applicable to him and their educational goals.
    Thank you

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    • CVi Connect Support
      CVi Connect Support says:

      Hi Abby,

      Thank you for your question. The iPad has to be able to run iOS 9 or better. It also needs the camera. This means anything iPad2 or better will be able to run the CVi Connect iPad app.

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    • CVi Connect Support Staff
      CVi Connect Support Staff says:

      Hi Megha,

      We will be sending out a email update in the next few days with the dates and details of the launch. We are very close.

      Stay tuned.

      Best,
      CVi Connect Support Staff

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  3. Kathy Buvala
    Kathy Buvala says:

    Does each family need to apply, or can the app be used by a TVI for more than one student. Perhaps when the teacher vision comes out, this won’t be an issue. But for now, I have a family with two children with CVI. Do they need to register each child for $50?

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    • CVi Connect Support Staff
      CVi Connect Support Staff says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you for your note. Regarding the Family Service Pack, yes each individual child needs their own subscription, which will then generate a unique user ID and password for that child. It is the only way to track the data/progress for that child.

      You are correct, the Professional Service Pack will be priced so that teachers/professionals can work with multiple students/clients.

      With all of that said, once we go live with the Family Service Pack, please have the family reach out to CVi Connect (or you) and we will figure out a way to discount the monthly fee for this family.

      Sincerely,
      CVi Connect Support Staff

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    • CVi Connect Support Staff
      CVi Connect Support Staff says:

      Hi Jen,

      Yes. A student that scores a 6 and above is beginning to look at two-dimensional images. CVi Connect has several activities for street signs (Orientation and Mobility), learning the shapes of words by highlighting with a single color, and common pictures used in education. Our activities start off simple, but become more complex. This is an efficient way for a teacher or parent to provide interventions.

      Remember CVi Connect is a tool in the tool box. We use verbiage that teaches the salient features. Hopefully our activities will allow the student’s CVI team to create/accommodate CVI appropriate lessons of their own. We are also connecting team members and collecting data in one designated location. If a family has a specific lesson that they are interested in we can create a lesson to suit their needs. We are always looking for more ideas for activities.

      Best,
      CVi Connect Support Staff

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