Day: July 13, 2015

Building Success at Any Age

A 13 year old student I have worked with for years continues to build more and more visual skills every day. I’m so proud of her! She works so hard!

Improvements are always possible and should be expected no matter what age. We now know the plasticity of the brain lasts a lifetime.

When I met her at age 9 months, she was truly a blind child. She located no visual information and stared at light consistently. Now her visual attention is improved and with that she has begun to recognize some familiar items. I expect more and more improvement with careful assessment, well-matched environmental considerations and consistently used educational programming. The key to her success has been parent understanding of CVI and parent use of CVI educational programming. There would be no improvements without the adult’s expectation of improvement!