#27 in the CVI for the TVI webinar series
Visual fatigue is likely one of the most common shared experiences among individuals with CVI. Research shows that there is a neurological and physiological reason why individuals with CVI become so easily fatigued. We will explore the science behind visual fatigue and how the neural network of a CVI brain is “fundamentally different”; what individuals with CVI and parents of children with CVI say about what visual fatigue looks and feels like; and ideas for how a multi-sensory approach can help reduce visual fatigue and ensure access to learning and the environment throughout the day.
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Rachel Bennett is the Content and Community Manager for CVINow.org at Perkins School for the Blind. She is also a CVI Mom. Rachel intimately knows the struggles, fears, joys and precious moments of hope that come with raising a child with a complex visual impairment and other needs. A life-long learner about CVI and neuroscience, Rachel is committed to advocating for better outcomes for kids with CVI. In 2019, Rachel completed the University of Massachusetts, Boston CVI Certificate program. Prior to joining Perkins, Rachel was a special educator and curriculum specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.