CVI and remote learning: Tips for how educators show up on screen

The last in a three-part series on CVI and remote learning. Learn about some tips to give your child’s educator on how to present themselves on screen.

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Part 1 and Part 2 of our CVI and remote learning series discussed considerations for setting a strong foundation to help your child’s success and how to set up an ideal learning space that best meets the needs of your child. As a parent, you might find the need to share some tips with your child’s educator on how they can best present themselves on the screen.

Children with CVI struggle with faces, facial regard and facial recognition. Knowing this, ask, “Is a person on the screen the best visual target for the entire lesson?” Perhaps the best target on the non-complex screen is a single object related to the topic. The item should have an exact matching 3D object in the home for the best access.

When on screen, the educator should

For children who use sign language:

If available, use two devices to support remote learning. Set up one device for your child to engage with the learning materials on screen, while placing the other so the educator can view your child.

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CVI parents: got questions? Join the CVI Now Parent Group to ask your questions, access live virtual events, and connect with other families.

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