Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

CVI Strategies

Below are strategies posts related to CVI.

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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.
Magnetic configurations

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Magnetic Elements

These strategies are designed to help those with CVI to develop visual-spatial relationships as a step toward writing letters.
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CVI in Practice: Hands-On Strategies to Develop the Visual-Spatial Skills Related to Writing Letters

This hands-on activity is designed to provide practice for learners with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations
Making the letter "R" with pipe cleaners

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Symbols – Letters

Practical hands-on strategies to teach students with CVI to write letters of the alphabet
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Literacy Tips for Children with CVI: Searching for a Salient Feature

Literacy tips for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) to find salient feature on a page
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Story Board for CVI or Braille Learners

Create your own story board for spring for students with CVI or braille readers
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Adaptation of What's for Lunch?

Adapting books for students who are deafblind or blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities
CVI mobile

Mobile for Students with CVI

This mobile is designed for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) to increase visual attention and exploration.

Functional Number Line for Students with CVI

This number line is adapted for students with CVI, but can also be used with students with low vision or those who use braille.
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Adapting Classroom Materials for a Student with CVI

Strategies for adapting materials for a student with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Down came the rain and washed the spider out...

Adapting Itsy-Bitsy Spider Book for Students with CVI

Tips on adapting books for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Texture Book

Creating a texture book for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
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Modifying books for children with CVI

Many picture books need to be modified for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Decreasing visual clutter and increasing contrast is a simple strategy.
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Beginning Books for Children with CVI

Create books for children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) using simple materials with limited complexity.

Cortical Vision Impairment

Video series about CVI (cortical visual impairment) with strategies for assessment and intervention