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CVI Tips and Strategies from Diane Sheline's Video Channel

Video demonstrations with tips and strategies for children with CVI (cortical / cerebral visual impairment)
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Free Self-Paced CVI Course from California School for the Blind

California School for the Blind (CSB) has announced that they are offering a free, self-paced course on CVI, which is open to anyone, including families, teachers, and related services.
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Seeing Sadie and CVI

A website designed to share lesson ideas and other resources for teaching children with cortical/cerebral visual impairment (CVI).
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CVI for the TVI & Other Professionals

A free monthly forum for collaboration and discussion about CVI (Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment)
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Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI): A Fact Sheet for Families & Professionals

This fact sheet on cortical visual impairment (CVI) is designed to provide quick information to families and professionals.

Making Animated iPad Lessons and Books for Students with CVI

Add highlighting and animation to presentations to draw attention to salient features
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CVI-Friendly Videos

These videos are designed for children with cortical visual impairment, using movement, bubble words, reduced visual complexity to present familiar stories and songs.
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Cerebral Visual Impairment: Free Training Lessons from CVI Scotland

CVI Scotland offers a series of free online training lessons, which are designed to teach people from any background the basics about cerebral visual impairment.
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CVI and Autism: Shared Behaviors, Not Diagnoses

Dr. Christine Roman discusses the shared behaviors in cortical visual impairment (CVI) and autism in this YouTube video.
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CVI for the TVI: Webinar Series

Find out how you can learn more about CVI (cortical visual impairment) and address the challenges for educators and other professionals in this monthly webinar series.
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Podcasts from Perkins

Perkins eLearning has launched a series of podcasts, which are now available free online. Topics include CVI, Active Learning and parenting a child with multiple disabilities.
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An Idea Comes to Life: The Occluder

Learn how to make your own occluder to decrease visual clutter for students with CVI (cortical visual impairment).
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AAC for Students with CVI: Webinar

Dr. Christine Roman and Dr. Sarah Blackstone, SLP present a webinar on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) and CCN (Complex Communication Needs).
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CVI Book Builder

CVI Book Builder provides materials to create simple books with low complexity for children with cortical visual impairment
April is CVI Literacy Awareness Month

CVI Literacy Awareness Month

April is CVI Literacy Awareness Month! Learn about how cortical visual impairment impacts literacy instruction & skill development
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BBC Scotland Documentary: Not In Plain Sight

This documentary from BBC Scotland explores cerebral visual impairment (CVI), with interviews with people affected by it, as well as an ophthalmologist and Prof. Gordon Dutton.
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Resources on Cerebral Visual Impairment

A list of links to online resources on cerebral visual impairment
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Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy: CVI and the iPad

In this YouTube video, Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy speaks about the power of using an iPad or other backlit device with a child or student with CVI.
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Salient Features Dictionary

The Salient Features Dictionary is based on the work of Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy and can be used to help children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) to recognize distinctive information about something in order to be able to identify it.
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Animal Book for Children with CVI

This book of Animals for Children with CVI was created by the mother of a child with cortical visual impairment using simple drawings in red, yellow or white on a black background.