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Strategies for Learners with CVI Using an Active Learning Approach

People often wonder what kind of modifications should be made to Active Learning activities, materials or equipment for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment).  It is beyond the scope of this website to provide an introduction to CVI, but there is a lot of good information in books and on a number of websites, for people who would like to learn about CVI. You may wish to explore some of the following:

Considerations Specific to Learners with CVI

Create Your Own Pegboard Book for Children with CVI

Diane Sheline shares her design of a pegboard book that has been created for children with cortical visual impairment.  Familiar items are attached to pegboard pages that have been spray painted black.   An Invisiboard or black mat can be placed in back of the book, so that the child doesn't look at the holes.

Pegboard1

Read the full post and get step-by-step instructions to make your own book

CVI Den
Strategy to See

The CVI Den provides an environment which eliminates competing visual and tactual stimulation and makes a single target (such as the illumi-Spring) really POP!

yellow slinky in CVI den

Comparative Thought Using Active Learning and Salient Feature Language
CVI Teacher

Ellen Mazel discusses the importance of presenting a child with CVI with items to compare at near, using familiar, preferred objects on a non-complex background, such as the metal cookie sheet shown in the photo below.

Cookie sheet with slinky and other items on it

cvi active learning collage