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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.
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Weather Book for Children with CVI

This Weather Book for Children with cortical visual impairment uses clear contrast and minimal visual clutter.
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Remove Image Background

Free online tool to remove the image background with people in the foreground
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Treasure Stop from WPSBC

Treasure Stop shares ideas to adapt materials, games, books and more to encourage skill development in children with visual impairments.
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CVI Online Resources from Perkins eLearning

Perkins eLearning offers a number of videos, webinars, and online classes on the topic of cortical visual impairment (CVI).
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Emma Bear's Day: Book for Children with CVI

This picture book with black backgrounds and strong contrast was created by the mother of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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The Bridge School: Cortical Visual Impairment

CVI: Bridge School
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Modify on the Fly for CVI

Resources for teachers and families modifying materials for learners with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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The Impact of CVI on the Use of AAC

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) often relies on vision and thus can pose problems for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment)