Day: July 20, 2015

List of CVI Resources

Resources for CVI

Ellen Cadigan Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI




  • Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention by Christine Roman-Lantzy


  • Visual Impairment in Children due to Damage to the Brain by Gordon Dutton (Editor), Martin Bax (Editor) September 14, 2010


  • Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visuoperceptive and Visuocognitive Disorders by Josef Zihl (Author), Gordon Dutton



  • American Printing House website: CVI Section



  • my blog


  • CVI offered at UMASS Boston Vision Studies Program: 3 graduate credits. Online



Brain Plasticity:

This is a TED Talk by Pawan Sinha, a Visual neuroscientist at MIT. He and his team research how our brains interpret the visual information that the eyes see. This research helps us understand how the visual system develops. It shatters long held beliefs about the critical periods for vision development and highlights the building understanding of plasticity. Dr. Sinha uses that research to give blind children the gift of sight. Dr. Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain’s visual system develops. Dr. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual data. The work offers insights into neuroscience, engineering and even autism.


  • What’s Going on in There? by Lise Eliot. This is a great way to begin to become familiar with brain terminology and the building development of skills for vision and compensatory skills.


  • The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge Doidge discusses the revolution is neuroplasticity: the human brain is as malleable in infancy, as scientists have long believed, but also well into old age.


  • The Secret Life of the Brain: PBS Home Video: Includes: Baby’s Brain, Child’s Brain, Teenage Brain, Adult Brain and the Aging Brain.