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.
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.
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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