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September is CVI Awareness Month

CVI (Cortical/Cerebral vision impairment) is the leading cause of childhood blindness and low vision, yet many have never heard of this brain based vision impairment.

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Classroom teachers, itinerant teachers, and IEP team members have a big job in September to make sure they have an understanding of each learner’s strengths and needs. There is no “one size fits all” when meeting the needs of our students with CVI (Cerebral/Cortical vision impairment). Take this very important time, at the beginning of the school year, to learn more about CVI and find resources to help have a successful school year.

What is CVI

Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is a brain-based visual impairment caused by damage to the visual pathways or visual processing areas of the brain. Visit CVI Now to access the latest research, insights, and best practice when working with students who have CVI.

Here are a few resources:

Take action

Make it a personal goal to learn more about students with CVI this month. Then, share your knowledge with others who may not be aware of what CVI is and how it affects many students in classrooms.

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Essential Multi-Sensory Intervention

Illustration for side profile of a face with a tree in the brain part as neuropathways.

Building Memory Pathways

VisionQuest Basekid with a teacher guide and materials including objects and real pictures.

Prevalence of CVI Leads to VistaQuest BaseKit