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It happens. Thankful this one was an easy find! πŸ€ͺ
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O&M @ home.
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It never ceases to amaze me how much Emma has missed out by not having visual access to her world and incidental learning.
That means we have a lot of ground to cover. And we're making sure we cover the basics with explicit teaching to make sure we build on a solid foundation.

We've learned so much about CVI in recent years. We know that it impacts every. single. thing. in her world.
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#OandM
#topmiddlebottom
#explicitteaching
#takenochances
#incidentallearning
#whereareyouinspace
#seeCVIspaekAAC
#bubblewords
#cviLiteracy
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While school is over, the learning never is! Summe While school is over, the learning never is! Summer lesson planning ... daily lesson planning really.  Some people sleep in their beds, others... πŸ˜‰

Living, breathing CVI adaptations. πŸ’ͺ❀️πŸ’ͺ
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#blackbeauty
#readtopia
#ChristineRomanLantzy
#seeCVISpeakAAC 
#lessonplanning
#cviMom
#cvistrategies
#AACmom

While school is over, the learning never is! Summer lesson planning ... daily lesson planning really. Some people sleep in their beds, others... πŸ˜‰

Living, breathing CVI adaptations. πŸ’ͺ❀️πŸ’ͺ
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#blackbeauty
#readtopia
#ChristineRomanLantzy
#seeCVISpeakAAC
#lessonplanning
#cviMom
#cvistrategies
#AACmom
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Rocking the new do and hating every minute of styl Rocking the new do and hating every minute of styling. 🀨 With my hands busy, she's got a lot of opportunities to speak her mind! 😁
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#seecvispeakaac 
#autonomy 
#awesomeness

Rocking the new do and hating every minute of styling. 🀨 With my hands busy, she's got a lot of opportunities to speak her mind! 😁
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#seecvispeakaac
#autonomy
#awesomeness
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First haircut without an iPad present. We were so First haircut without an iPad present. We were so fortunate that our awesome stylist came to us, cutting Em's hair in her own bathroom and bathchair.

This girl continues to increase her tolerance for ALL things!

Hooray for increased visual function!! Situations are less stressful, activities less confusing and life is more enjoyable.

And we talk about it ALL! We tag words to actions and things, to people and places. Because, without the language we can't talk about it, revisit the experience, without tying meaning to it in the moment.

That means WORDS. Words and  photographic 2D representations for kids with CVI in Phase II and III (3D objects for Phase I). We need to explicitly load that into their experience due to their lack of incidental learning. If we don't, life is full of empty experiences of things that happen around them. Imagine living like that? Our talking/teaching about all that they experience gives meaning to life and living.

Here's to the gains... Big and small. Every one of them matters.  Every one of them builds for the next. 🧠πŸ’ͺ❀️πŸ’ͺ🧠
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#seeCVIspaekAAC
#haircut
#words
#incidentallearning
#increasedfunctionalvision
#RomanonCVI
#PhaseIII

First haircut without an iPad present. We were so fortunate that our awesome stylist came to us, cutting Em's hair in her own bathroom and bathchair.

This girl continues to increase her tolerance for ALL things!

Hooray for increased visual function!! Situations are less stressful, activities less confusing and life is more enjoyable.

And we talk about it ALL! We tag words to actions and things, to people and places. Because, without the language we can't talk about it, revisit the experience, without tying meaning to it in the moment.

That means WORDS. Words and photographic 2D representations for kids with CVI in Phase II and III (3D objects for Phase I). We need to explicitly load that into their experience due to their lack of incidental learning. If we don't, life is full of empty experiences of things that happen around them. Imagine living like that? Our talking/teaching about all that they experience gives meaning to life and living.

Here's to the gains... Big and small. Every one of them matters. Every one of them builds for the next. 🧠πŸ’ͺ❀️πŸ’ͺ🧠
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#seeCVIspaekAAC
#haircut
#words
#incidentallearning
#increasedfunctionalvision
#RomanonCVI
#PhaseIII
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When this Dad's only ask is his Momma's pumpkin muffins, he gets them. 😘

To all the amazing Dads out there, modeling, chatting, charging, carting and all the rest they do daily and without fanfare, we CELEBRATE YOU!! Thankful for the Dads on the daily. Enjoy your day ... Soak it up!! You've earned it!!
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#AACDads
#seecvispeakaacDad
#blessed
#fathersday
#pumpkinmuffins
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Transportation + boat. Yes Ma'am. Fave. Cookies + iPad + Dad = one happy girl. Mom too. .
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#seeCVIspeakAAC
#wordsontheboat
#wordswordseverywhere
#ablenetLatitude
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Visual fatigue. Um, yeah, we know it. WELL. And w Visual fatigue. 
Um, yeah, we know it. WELL. And while I KNOW I'm supposed to stop pushing her  before it kicks in, when you are on roll, it surely is hard. 
What is it? It's when the brain, working so hard to interpret what the eye sees, reaches its max. You've seen it happen on your computer. You run out of working memory (RAM) and your computer says, um, no, not going to do it, can't process another thing. So what do we do? We CTRL + ALT + DELETE and reboot that thing. 
That's what this is. Emma's brain CTRL + ALT + DELETE -ing her... And me.  Do I know better, I do. Poor kid!! Working so hard. Making such progress!! Mom is such a pain (literally and figuratively). Strongest person I know. ☝  Tough girl. 
ALL CVI kids are! πŸ’ͺ❀πŸ’ͺ What they deal with ALL DAY LONG?!? #respect .
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#CVIstrong
#reader 
#seeCVIspeakAAC 
#PhaseIII 
#believecompetent
#seecompetence
#romanwordbubbling

Visual fatigue.
Um, yeah, we know it. WELL. And while I KNOW I'm supposed to stop pushing her before it kicks in, when you are on roll, it surely is hard.
What is it? It's when the brain, working so hard to interpret what the eye sees, reaches its max. You've seen it happen on your computer. You run out of working memory (RAM) and your computer says, um, no, not going to do it, can't process another thing. So what do we do? We CTRL + ALT + DELETE and reboot that thing.
That's what this is. Emma's brain CTRL + ALT + DELETE -ing her... And me. Do I know better, I do. Poor kid!! Working so hard. Making such progress!! Mom is such a pain (literally and figuratively). Strongest person I know. ☝ Tough girl.
ALL CVI kids are! πŸ’ͺ❀πŸ’ͺ What they deal with ALL DAY LONG?!? #respect .
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#CVIstrong
#reader
#seeCVIspeakAAC
#PhaseIII
#believecompetent
#seecompetence
#romanwordbubbling
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