This young boy with CVI could not show his cognitive skills for sorting like items (yellow circles, red cylinder and green cupcake). He would just place pictures in any of the three containers randomly. It looked as if he didn’t understand.
When we provided a black background, highlighted the pictures and containers in red, and moved to a quieter, less visually complex part of the room, this boy immediately placed each one correctly and accurately. Issues of CVI completely masked cognitive abilities. Providing this boy with strategies matched to his CVI assessment will improve access to learning but also allow children to show us their true abilities!