Welcome to the CVI Resources Website. I offer this site in response to families and professionals who have asked for a reliable method to contact me for information or support regarding children with visual impairment/CVI.
I have been working in the field of visual impairment since 1973, first as an itinerant teacher and O&M specialist in the public schools and later, in university settings preparing future teachers of the visually impaired. My training in medically fragile, high-risk infants led me to develop a parallel career as an infant development specialist in a neonatal intensive care setting.
My understanding of children with CVI is a result of the joining of my work in both educational and medical settings. I feel fortunate to have had such enriching experiences and to have found myself in a position to offer information and assistance to my fellow educators and to families of children with visual impairment/CVI.
[The CVI Range] put into language the intuitive feelings we have always had, allowing us to share with others how to best provide targeted and appropriate support & avoid misinterpreting her behavior / cognitive ability.
“The CVI Range has been absolutely fundamental in our family’s CVI journey. It is the lense through which we think about all the activities, adaptations, materials and support needed to give my daughter the greatest opportunity to access her surroundings visually. It has given us a clearer insight into her world and put into language the intuitive feelings we have always had, allowing us to share with others how to best provide targeted and appropriate support and avoid misinterpreting her behavior / cognitive ability. It is wonderful to see how my daughter has progressed through the CVI Range since we started using it and I really can’t imagine what we would have done without it.”