Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Mobile for Students with CVI

CVI mobile
I made this mobile for one of my students who has a diagnosis of Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and other significant disabilities.  Much like the "sensory space" that I posted here, the mobile was intended to encourage independent exploration, looking, and reaching out in hopes of one day grabbing.  I also wanted my student to have access to it while in his wheelchair or while laying on the therapy table.
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  • old hula hoop (provided by our P.E. teacher)
  • red garland (Walmart)
  • star lights: red, yellow, blue, green (Amazon)
  • red glittery circle garland (Amazon)
  • bells (craft store)
  • yarn or string
  • wire hanger
This project cost less than $20 to make.
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Collage of mobile for students with CVI


Posted on May 25, 2015
Updated on: February 26, 2022