Learning to Look
Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. Yet, it is misunderstood and difficult to diagnose. TEAMability, in collaboration with the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired offers the region’s only program for assessment and intervention for children 0-22 who have, or are suspected of having, CVI. Parent education and support is an important part of this program.
CVI requires a very different approach to learning and instructional materials. It presents the unique challenge of supporting the use of vision in all environments—school, play, home and community. Provided with appropriate visual activities, children with CVI can be expected to demonstrate measurable progress in their visual functioning. Collaboration, parent involvement and education are keys to success for the child.