In this webcast Dr. Christine Roman presents an overview of Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), with a look at diagnosis, characteristic behaviors, functional vision evaluation, and strategies for intervention to improve functional vision. CVI is now the leading cause of visual impairment in children.
Characteristics of CVI:
1. Using the child’s preferred color to call attention to something (as with the yellow pompom above).
2. Decreasing visual clutter and thereby minimizing visual complexity
3. Presenting items against a plain black background with clear contrast
For more ideas, see strategies and resources on Paths to Literacy and Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention by Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy.