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Happy White Cane Day!!
O&M for individuals with CVI is imperative. Canes help with lower field loss and more!! ❤️
While this girl is pretty far and away from using her white cane post-surgery, it has proven to be a valuable tool for her independent ambulation!
We're looking forward to this becoming her norm again. She certainly did try and took a few steps with it when we tried in PT. She can't wait to get back to this too. 💪❤️💪
How to know you've created an Alexa monster... 🤣😂🤣
Today was a day at home to stave off a head cold, likely brought in by allergies.
I turned off the tv, told her it was time for her to rest, nap, actually, closed the door. No sooner had I taken a few steps away did I hear, "Alexa, turn on Fire TV..." 🤦
If you listen closely, you can hear her tell Alexa to play .Jonah. 😂💪❤️💪🤣
Alexa & AAC 🙂
Watching movies has always been her thing. I've tried to curtail it over the years and we had some good success, but this year has been a hard, hard year. 2021 has been and continues to be full of life changing challenges.
It was time to embrace the thing which brings her joy during these hard times and give her more agency over accessing them.
Enter Alexa. Her own. Full control over her TV (with the exception of overnight).
Smarty just saw me demonstrate this morning before school, trialing it after dinner.
Pretty quick to grasp! Waiting to allow Alexa to process will take the most time to learn no doubt. 😁
It took me longer to figure out how to set it up with her talker than her to figure out how to get to her movies on her TV.
All about that motivation!! 😁
Go girl!! You rock!!
Catch it if you can (need)!
We use a completely custom page set designed explicitly for Emma on @proloqo2go.
Quick #aacawarenessmonth promo on their software BUT only until Oct 10, 2021!!! ...
Thought for the day.
This is our truth.
Stay the course.
Reducing keyboard complexity for our girl.
Top: Keyboard as purchased.
Middle: Fully masked.
Bottom: Targeted letters in this Making Words set.
We're going for it! We worked through the teaching letters lessons and found good alphabet knowledge so we are moving on to teaching words. 😀
In an attempt to teach the keyboard too, we are paring these lesson, which focus on a small number of letters grouped across lessons with this masked keyboard to manage the complexity of all those letter together.
Because we BELIEVE that ALL learners CAN learn to READ.
Did you know???
People call CVI a low incident disability. But, it's the #1 visual impairment in school aged children.
Not so low incident then, is it?
And most certainly NOT low impact.
CVI impacts EVERY ASPECT of a child's life.
Want to learn more?
Visit www.pcvis.vision for some amazing resources and follow Start Seeing CVI for a real life look into the life of CVI.
Almost GO time! Presenting live at the American Conference of Pediatric Brain-Based Visual Impairment/CVI soon!
Hope to see some of you there. I have missed my CVI family so much!!