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Children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) often have typical eye exams. However, there are behaviors that are common to children with CVI. Parents often report that their child:
Older children may:
Children with CVI can see but have difficulty understanding what they are seeing. With proper treatment, children with CVI have the potential to improve.
Occupational therapists on the CVI Team at Children’s have specialized training. They work closely with the doctors (Ophthalmologists) to:
Therapists also help families:
Children who have a diagnosis of CVI will benefit from this service. CVI is also frequently seen in children who were born prematurely and / or have a diagnosis of:
Occupational therapists at the Cincinnati Children's Main (Burnet) Campus and Liberty Campus are trained to assess the functional vision of children with Cortical Visual Impairment.
Children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) can see but have difficulty understanding what they are seeing, but with proper treatment patients have the potential to improve.
We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.
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