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Below are strategies posts related to CVI.



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Backlighting AAC for Students with CVI

Students with CVI (cortical visual impairment) may benefit from backlighting of AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication) systems, as it can help them to facilitate visual attention.
Sight words "feast" and "store" presented with red bubble word approach

Teaching Sight Words to Children with CVI, Phase III

Tips from a parent to teach sight words to children with CVI (cortical visual impairment), Phase III, using bubble sight words, with word or letter shapes outlined in the child's preferred color.
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Identifying Salient Features: Jasper and the Animals

Children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) often struggle to interpret with images that are visually complex. A parent shares her son's experience
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Creating a Book for a Braille Reader with CVI: Max and His Cane

This simple braille book tells the story about an 8-year-old boy who loses his cane. The colored illustrations are appealing for children with CVI.
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Building Literacy Around What Children Care About

Using images of items that children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) are motivated by can help to motivate them and develop literacy skills.
Worksheet of triangles adapted for a child with CVI

Math Modification for CVI, Phase III

Tips to modify math worksheets for students with cortical visual impairment, Phase III
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CVI Bead Bar

Learn how to create your own CVI Bead Bar using Mardi Gras beads for students with cortical visual impairment.
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Laundry: Home Activity for Children with CVI, Phase III

Laundry offers a chance to work on visual functioning skills, as well as independent living skills, for children with CVI in Phase III.
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Getting Ready for School: CVI-Friendly Pegboard Book

Learn how to make a pegboard book for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) following the model of Active Learning
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Three Bright Red Pom Poms Lined Up in a Row

Learn to create your own book for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) in Phase 1
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Where is the Red Gift Bag?

DIY book for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) using a red mylar gift bag
Materials for modified version of Clifford's Family

Clifford's Family: Modified Version

Step-by-step instructions to modify Clifford's Family for Children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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My Favorite Things

Tips to create a CVI-friendly book about a child's favorite things
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Three Silver Pie Tins and One Red Puff

Learn to make your own book for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) using pie tins and red pompoms
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Five Little Lights

Guidelines to create a book about lights for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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One Yellow Slinky Bouncing Up and Down

Create a book for children with CVI focusing on movement
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La Rana Mariana (Mariana the Frog)

Ideas from Spain to adapt stories with multi-sensory elements for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Blue and Yellow Lego Stax

Light-Up Stacking Blocks Work on Eye-Hand Coordination

Light-up stacking blocks help students with visual impairments to work on eye-hand coordination.
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Adapting Literacy Materials for Students with CVI and Multiple Disabilities

Tips on how to adapt a book for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment), using CVI characteristics from the CVI Range
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CVI in Practice: Teaching Visual-Spatial Skills Using Attribute Blocks

Hands-on activity is designed to help students with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations to assist with writing skills.

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