Our iPad App is Now Available
CViConnect has launched an iPad application for use by families, educators, medical professionals and others in support of children with Cortical Visual Impairment.
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Cortical visual impairment (CVI), and cerebral visual impairment (CVI), are terms often used to describe visual impairment that occurs because of injury or damage to the brain. CVI is a neurological visual disorder. It is the fastest growing visual impairment diagnosis today. Approximately 30%-40% of children with visual impairments have CVI, which represents somewhere between 15,000 and 30,000 children in the U.S.
CViConnect is a new and innovative iPad-based software system, designed for use with children with CVI.
For families, the CViConnect app offers the ability to work with the child at home. Families can present activities to the child, monitor results, and consult with CViConnect Support Professionals.
CViConnect allows a teacher to formally plan activities for the student and deliver those activities for use in the classroom or while the student is at home. The system captures statistical data about the interactions of the student during a session, which can then be used by the teacher to improve their follow-on activities and approach to working with the specific student.
CViConnect provides tools for monitoring and charting the progress of the student as they work towards their goals. CViConnect uses the camera inside of the iPad to detect whether or not the child is looking at or away from the activity. This information is correlated with what is being displayed on the screen to help the family or teacher understand what is providing the best visual stimulation for the student.
The first component is the Activity Designer. This component allows a CViConnect Support Professional or a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) to create visually stimulating Activities based on the needs of the child / student.
The second component is the Activity Monitor. This component monitors the use of any Activity and automatically captures statistics regarding the child’s / student’s performance in working with the Activity.
A third component is the External Monitor. This component allows a teacher to augment the statistics being gathered by the Activity Monitor with important information gained by watching the student’s performance with an Activity.
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How Do I Sign Up?
To sign up, simply go to the Register page where you will create your account and purchase your subscription to the CViConnect Parent Service Pack. After your account is created, you will receive instructions via email that will help you get started using the CViConnect app and get you familiar with what’s available in the CViConnect community.
What Should My Expectations Be?
Please read this post that explains what a parent’s expectations should be for the Early Adopter Program.
Do I Need A CVI Range Score?
Yes. One, way to get a score for your child is to purchase Dr. Roman-Lantzy’s book, which walks you through performing a CVI Range Score assessment. CViConnect also offers a Virtual CVI Range Score Assessment working directly with our CVI Support Staff under the direction of Dr. Roman-Lantzy. Learn more here.
Do I Need My Own iPad?
Yes. Currently the CViConnect app is only available in the iPad App Store. We plan on building an Android version in the future.
What are the app requirements?
It is less about version of iPad that you are using and more about the version of iOS you are running. You must be running iOS 9 or later to be able to download and run the CViConnect iPad app.