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CVI glossary of terms

A list of terms and definitions related to CVI, the visual system, and the brain

CVI glossary of terms 

CVI stands for Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment. CVI is a brain-based visual impairment caused by damage to the visual pathways or visual processing areas of the brain. Learners struggle with visual attention and visual recognition resulting in a lack of access for understanding the world around them. CVI is fascinating and complex. There are many terms to know and concepts to understand as part of your CVI learning journey. 


References and resources: 

Websites: TeachCVICVIScotlandAapos.orgApa.org

Banich, M. T., & Compton, R. J. (2018). Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Zihl, J., & Dutton, G. N. (2015). Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visuoperceptive and visuocognitive disorders. Wien: Springer.