E.Z.C. Reader Strips™ – feature a tinted transparent “window” that helps pop print into view. Dark area helps block distractions surrounding targeted words, so eyes are easily guided to the desired print.
Highlight reading strips – flexible, transparent colored strips that highlight the line the student is reading while blocking out the line below.
Rummel Hemianopsia Buttons– Worn on clothing, the buttons remind anyone interacting with the child that they have challenges with their right or left side.
Rummel Hemianopsia Guides – Helps increase reading speed and comprehension. Without the guide, those with field loss or neglect will often leave off part of a line and miss or change the meaning of the sentence. With the guide, one reads until coming to the stop or returns back until the go barrier.
The Little Room is an environment for babies and small children with multiple disabilities, including visual impairments, that allows the child to play and explore without distraction or interference. You can order a Little Room online or build one yourself
Books, Websites, and Guides
Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cortical Vision Impairment In Children by Amanda Hall Lueck and Gordon N Dutton is a unique and comprehensive sourcebook geared especially to professionals in the field of visual impairment, educators, and families who need to know more about the causes and types of cortical vision impairment and the best practices for working with affected children. Expert contributors from many countries represent education, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, ophthalmology, optometry, neuropsychology, psychology, and vision science, and include parents of children with CVI.
Bookshare is a website with accessible e-books for people with print disabilities.
Hemianopsia.net is a great website with extensive information about homonymous hemianopia and coping mechanisms.
American Foundation for the Blind enables access, promotes and delivers technological solutions, and collaborate with the vision loss community to provide resources that inform and enlighten.
Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions.
Lilliworks is a website which sells active learning toys for children with multiple, significant disabilities including deaf blindness. Includes The Little Room and Resonance Board which offer sensory input in an active environment for children who who have significant visual and motor disabilities.
Perkins School for the Blind is an excellent online resource with information for parents, educators, and aligned professionals who work with children with visual impairments.
Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired is the professional organization for TVIs, orientation and mobility specialists, and all other professionals providing instruction and supports for students with visual impairments.
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society is a professional organization of more than 600 members who are fully trained ophthalmologists or neurologists. It seeks to promote the field of neuro-ophthalmology by supporting all forms of education, encouraging research, fostering clinical expertise and maintaining cordial exchanges. You can search for a neuro-ophthalmologist in your area on this website.
College of Optometrists In Vision Development provides board certification for optometrists and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in behavioral and developmental vision care, vision therapy, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation.
Eye Wiki is a website where ophthalmologists, other physicians, patients and the public can view articles written by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis and treatment.
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