Damien Heaton and Lily Cunningham say their lives were turned upside down when 16-month-old son Patrick Heaton was diagnosed with cerebral visual impairment
This ambitious book links the work of authors from many of the major research teams in this field, who have made significant contributions to the literature on the subject of cerebral visual impairment
and provide a structured amalgam of the viewpoints of different specialists.
Together they have been awarded a grant worth around Au130,000 for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which will apply the very latest research in visual neuroscience to the rehabilitation of childhood cerebral visual impairment
and special education.
Abstract: This longitudinal case study presents John's journey through childhood and adolescence, living with visual difficulties associated with a cerebral visual impairment
Several years ago, the European branch of the International Council for Education and Rehabilitation of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI-Europe) recognized the need for professional training in the areas of ocular and cerebral visual impairment
At the very least, this should help motivate teachers of students with visual impairments and O&M specialists to continue developing intervention and habilitation strategies for children with cortical or cerebral visual impairment
(CVI) and find ways to interface with other education, rehabilitation, and medical team members.
The first is a response by Gordon Dutton to the letter written by James Jan that was published in February 2011 on the use of the term cortical visual impairment versus cerebral visual impairment
Jan (2011), in the February issue of this journal, provided cogent reasons why the term cerebral visual impairment
should not be used as a replacement for cortical visual impairment.
Stimulated by commentary included in the October 2010 Special Issue on Vision and the Brain, James Jan, a preeminent ophthalmologist and scientist, questions the use of the terms cerebral visual impairment
and cortical visual impairment (CVI).
This group felt that cerebral visual impairment
was a more appropriate term than cortical visual impairment (both terms were abbreviated as CVI).
In North America, CVI is often interpreted as cortical visual impairment; elsewhere, the term cerebral visual impairment