Little Bear’s speech therapist recently made a display wedge that they use when they work on activities together. He can also use it to as an easel for coloring or working on art projects. It’s a great way to put a black background behind objects to make them easier to see. It’s very versatile and easy enough […]
Utilizing Salient Features
Salient features are noticeable aspects that help the brain categorize incoming information. Think of an elephant. What consistently stands out across multiple images of an elephant so that we are able to recognize it? We usually think of an elephant as having gray skin, four thick legs, a long trunk, and big round ears. These are […]
Backyard Bubble Fun
Every year, as the weather warms up, we start coming up with ways to make our backyard more accessible for Little Bear. We have discovered that he LOVES bubbles. Visually, bubbles can offer movement and shininess, both of which often appeal to kids with CVI. Certain brands of bubble solution also seem to increase the […]
True or False: The Vision of a Child with CVI Changes Constantly
There are many misconceptions surrounding cortical visual impairment (CVI). One of these is the idea that the vision of a child with CVI is constantly changing.
Is Black and White Best for Kids with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)?
In a recent contest we held on Facebook, we asked our fans to answer the following question: What do children with cortical visual impairment see best? Here are the results: 20% of our participants answered that black and white images are best. In fact, we very often come across the notion that using black and […]
Announcing our Third iPad Grant Recipient
Our most recent iPad Grant for children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) took place in May of this year. We were thrilled to award the package to Allan and his family. Allan received: A 16GB iPad with Retina Display, a copy of our CVI-specific app: Tap-n-See Now, and a copy of our book about CVI: […]
Little Bear’s Christmas List
We’ve been having a great conversation over at our Facebook page about gift ideas for kids with CVI. We know how tough it can be to find good gifts, but this year we’ve gotten some excellent ideas from all of you! So, after much consideration, here is the final list of what we decided on […]