CVI in Primary School Age, a film to enhance understanding and insight
Presentatie (Engelstalig) van Irmgard Bals tijdens het congres Vision 2014 in Melbourne.
CVI is the most common cause of visual impairment in early childhood, due to damage of the brain. In the schoolage the effects of the visual perceptual problems on learning and participation often become more profound.
Bartiméus recently made a film about CVI in children in primary school age to enhance understanding of this complex diagnose. This film is a sequel to the film ‘CVI in preschool children and children with a developmental age up to 5 years’.
We meet three children between 8 and 12 years, their parents and teachers and hear their stories. Information is given about causes and symptoms of CVI and the importance of multidisciplinary assessment and coaching throughout the development of the child. The film shows several situations in daily life and at school and explains how the children, teachers and parents cope with it.
After finding out that a child has CVI, parents, teachers and the child itself need to be informed and a lot of questions need to be answered. We use this film in courses for parents and in training for teachers and rehabilitation teams. In this short presentation the background of the film will be given and a summary will be shown.