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ERIC Number: EJ902173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
A Survey of Parents of Children with Cortical or Cerebral Visual Impairment
Jackel, Bernadette; Wilson, Michelle; Hartmann, Elizabeth
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v104 n10 p613-623 Oct 2010
Cortical or cerebral visual impairment (CVI) can result when the visual pathways and visual processing areas of the brain have been damaged. Children with CVI may have difficulty finding an object among other objects, viewing in the distance, orienting themselves in space, going from grass to pavement or other changes in surface, and copying letters for writing; have visual fatigue; and be unable to use auditory and visual modes together. Rehabilitation of children with CVI is critical. Early intervention has been shown to improve visual response in the vast majority of children with CVI. The most effective rehabilitation occurs when the parents and other family members are all involved in the rehabilitation program. This article summarizes the results of a survey of 80 parents of children with CVI regarding how a CVI diagnosis is received and supports that are provided after the diagnosis, the educational supports received by children with CVI, and the parents' perceptions of the supports that they and their children receive. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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