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How CVi Connect Will Help to Improve The Vision of Your Child

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the term used for a brain that misinterprets signals from otherwise healthy eyes. In 2013, Christine Roman-Lantzy, PhD, developed a protocol for improving the vision of kids with CVI. Her protocol has proven extremely effective in helping children recover their vision. CVi Connect has augmented this system into a new iPad-based, cutting edge program designed to assist children with CVI. This innovative application serves to provide:

  • Cutting edge technology that captures the eye movement of your child
  • Learning activities based on the individual progress of your child
  • Functionality designed to improve the eyesight of your child
  • The ability for your child to learn anytime, anywhere
  • A vibrant online community to provide ongoing support

The iPad program has been successfully tested at the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency with excellent results.  It has also been utilized by many families, with their child, in a home environment. We are proud to now offer the CVi Connect app to assist your child with Cortical Visual Impairment.

Technology

The CVi Connect app utilizes technology for monitoring and charting the progress of a child as they work toward individualized goals. Using the camera inside of the iPad, CVi Connect detects whether or not the child is engaged with the image or activity presented. The camera can determine whether the child’s eyes have followed movement on the screen. This engagement information is recorded and correlated with what is being displayed on the screen to help the family understand what is providing the best visual attention for the child.

Personalized Progress

The CVi Connect app offers the freedom to work with your child in the comfort and convenience of your own home, with the support and guidance of CVI Support Professionals at CVi Connect. CVi Connect works to advance children through the CVi Connect’s activities curriculum. To determine your child’s starting point, he or she needs to be assessed and provided a range score.  If your child has not been assessed for their CVI range score that can be determined at the beginning of the program.

Online Community and Support

In addition to monitored progress, a subscription to the CVi Connect service includes access to education and social forums administered by CVI Support Professionals. These forums work to ensure proper administration of the program, collaborate efforts with other families and TVI professionals regarding questions about the program, as well as webinars and other informational offerings on CVI and CVi Connect.

CVi Connect has worked to fine tune our program and app offering in order to provide an optimum environment to improve the vision of your child. We are very excited to offer you this product and invite you to join this program with your child.

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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!

CVi Connect Mission

The CVi Connect mission focuses on providing cutting edge technology, proven teaching techniques and a program of iPad-based activities for children with cortical visual impairment. CVi Connect is intended for use by parents and teachers who are searching for learning opportunities that are designed to meet the specialized learning needs of children with CVI. Through consistent use of the app, CVi Connect’s mission is to provide targeted activities that facilitate improvements in functional vision in children with CVI.

The CVi Connect Story

Brent Kevern is the VP of Research and Development at LifeScience Therapies, LLC. As a result of Brent’s own personal experiences and his many years at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Brent has a passion and desire to help sick kids and those with special needs.

Brent has a unique combination of technical expertise and medical education that he has successfully applied to software solutions for the healthcare industry.

At a family reunion, Brent was visiting with his niece, Stephanie, who is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  Upon learning about some of the new technologies that Brent was working on, Stephanie suggested that there was applicability and could be useful with kids with CVI.  Brent was skeptical at first, but together they collaborated and formed an idea for a potential technology solution that could provide new hope for the community of parents and children struggling with CVI. Brent sought out leading experts in the field of CVI and Stephanie suggested only one – Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy.

Dr. Roman-Lantzy is recognized as a leader and innovator in the creation of an approach to assessment and intervention for CVI children. Her methodology has been widely implemented and incorporates use of functional vision into educational and everyday activities. Brent reached out to Christine and, together, they set out to create a cutting edge iPad app that could take Christine’s protocol to the digital screen.

With the technology available, they all agreed that the goal would be to not only provide appropriate activities, but to simultaneously track and record data that could be used to guide parents and teachers. Today, that technology is a reality. In early 2017, Brent and Dr. Roman-Lantzy, along with a team of dedicated staff, launched CVi Connect. CVi Connect’s state-of-the-art technology, incorporates The CVI Range and intervention methods developed by Dr. Roman-Lantzy and is delivering on the hope of facilitating improvements in functional vision for thousands of children with CVI.