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 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. She scored in Phase I on the Christine Roman CVI Range (Christine Roman-Lantzy 2005). Now she scores well into Phase II-III. I expect more and more improvement with careful assessment, well-matched environmental considerations and consistently used strategies. Key to her success has been parent understanding of CVI and parent use of CVI strategies. There would be no improvements without the adult’s expectation of improvement!