Decoding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI): 13 Effective Strategies to Support Children with Cortical Visual Impairment

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a neurological condition affecting children's visual processing. It occurs due to damage or dysfunction in the brain's visual centers, rather than any direct problems with the eyes (but more often than not, there are problems with the eyes that go unattended to. We will help you identify if your child has more visual needs). Understanding CVI and discovering effective ways to work with it is crucial for parents, caregivers, and educators to support children with this condition. In this blog, we will explore what CVI is and present 13 valuable strategies to enhance visual development in children with CVI.


What is Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)?


CVI is a complex visual disorder that impacts how the brain processes visual information. Unlike traditional visual impairments, such as ocular disorders, CVI affects the interpretation and integration of visual stimuli by the brain. This condition varies in severity and may manifest...

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How to make light pad cards & flashcards for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (PART 1 of 2)


Learn how to make various learning tools to meet the needs of your child with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). In this video, I show you how to use a laminator, laminating paper, and card stock to put together a variety of flash cards for someone with CVI.

I used a Circuit to cut out my images, but you can use scissors to cut out any object needed. Generic light toys help persons with CVI, but I bet more often than not you are making your child's toys.

If your child is a baby or in school, is here to make educational resources more available for your child. I offer a ton of educational resources for CVI parents to help their children start learning the world around them. Go to to start receiving free ebooks every month. This video just shows you ways to make CVI products, but for actual visual stimulation exercises go to

Dr. Roman-Lantzy, the author of "Cortical Visual Impairment...

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