Monday, July 6, 2015

CVI suggestions

An attribute tray from a CVI teacher's blog
A few more ideas for working with children who have Cortical Visual Impairment from the visiting expert:
  • When showing your child objects always move them, but gently and slowly.
  • Wrap red or yellow ponytail holders around your child’s wrists and ankles to encourage awareness of the extremities.
  • Present your child with “attribute trays”. These are trays filled with several different but similar objects. For instance: an array of heavy objects, or of cups, or bowls or fabrics. 
  • Remember to only use objects - and familiar ones – if,  like us, you are just starting to stimulate your child’s residual vision. Pictures should be introduced at a much later stage.
More tips to come.

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