University of Edinburgh

How can we facilitate good outcomes for children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)?


Dennison, Elizabeth & Lueck, Amanda Hall
Summit on cerebral/cortical visual impairment: Educational, family and medical perspectives: Proceedings [of the conference held on] April 30, 2005
AFB, 2006
ISBN 0891288171
Papers and presentations from the conference.

Dutton, Gordon N & Bax, Martin (eds)
Visual impairment in children due to damage to the brain
MacKeith Press, 2010
ISBN 9781898683865
Authors from many of the major research teams in the field of cerebral visual impairment have been brought together to present a comprehensive view of this important subject.

Lueck, Amanda Hall & Dutton, Gordon N (eds)
Vision and the brain
AFB Press, 2015
ISBN 9780891286394
A textbook to explain cerebral visual impairment in a way that families, educational and medical professionals could understand and use to enhance children's prospects.

Roman-Lantzy, Christine
Cortical visual impairment: an approach to assessment and intervention (2nd ed)
AFB, 2018
ISBN 9780891286882
This updated book lays out a structured and sequenced approach to working with children diagnosed with CVI.

Shaman, Donna
Team approach to cortical visual impairment (CVI) in schools
Donna Shaman, 2009
This was written in partial requirement for a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy through the University of North Dakota.

Sheline, Diane
Strategy to see: strategies for students with cerebral/cortical visual impairment (4th ed)
VeriNova LLC, 2016
ISBN 9780996113120
Using the CVI range by Christine Roman-Lantzy this book offers practical advice and strategies to help children at different stages of CVI. Contains CVI Skills Inventory and Strategies Worksheet.

Tallent, Aubri; Tallent, Andrei; Bush, Fredy
Little bear sees: how children with cortical visual impairment can learn to see
Little Bear Sees, 2012
ISBN 9781936214822
Offers an insight into the experience of parents of children with cerebral visual impairment. The authors report on practical uses of Christine Roman-Lantzy's seminal work on this subject.

Zihl, Josef & Dutton, Gordon N
Cerebral visual impairment in children: visuoperceptive and visuocognitive disorders
Springer-Verlag, 2015
ISBN 9783709118146
State-of-the-art account of what is known about the development and disorders of visual perception in children, their assessment, early intervention and management from a scientific and clinical perspective.


Bals, Irmgard ... [et al]
Children with CVI in primary school age
Bartimeus, 2013
Presents three stories of children with CVI aged 8-12 in everyday situations. English subtitles and narration.

van Genderen, Maria; Schijnemakers, Liesbeth; Stokla-Wulfse, Mariska; Ijzerman, Jan
Cerebral visual impairment in children with a developmental age up to 5 years
Bartimeus, 2008
Presents five stories of young children with CVI. English subtitles and narration.


Brown, Sylvia
Taking shape
May/Jun 2010, No 27, p18-21
Describes strategies for helping Mary, who has CVI and complex needs, to explore shape and number concepts.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 1: A different view: Field loss and seeing movement
Mar/Apr 2006, No 2, p12-16
An ophthalmologist's approach to dealing with children who have a visual field loss due to brain damage including practical advice to enable children to make the best use of their sight.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 2: difficulty seeing information in complex scenes
May/June 2006, No 3, p21-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to pick out information from complex scenes due to cerebral visual impairment.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 3: difficulties with attention and communication
July/Aug 2006, No 4, p20-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to communicate and pay attention due to cerebral visual impairment.

Goodfellow, Julie
Through the looking box
Jul/Aug 2010, No 28, p21-24
Teacher of VI describes a method for developing visual efficiency skills with pupils with multiple disabilities and visual impairments.

Harwood, Janet
Cerebral visual impairment
May/Jun 2014, No 51, p26-28
First of a series of articles exploring the difficulties that can occur in processing visual information.

Harwood, Janet
Cerebral visual impairment and profound and multiple learning disabilities
Sep/Oct 2014, No 53, p29-32
How to help children develop their full visual potential when they have both CVI and profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Harwood, Janet
Supporting children with cerebral visual impairment
Jul/Aug 2014, No 52, p26-27
This 2nd article looks at practical strategies to support children who have cerebral visual impairment

Little, Suzanne & Dutton, Gordon
Some children with multiple disabilities and cerebral visual impairment can engage when enclosed by a “tent”: Is this due to Balint syndrome?
British Journal of Visual Impairment
January 2015, Vol 33 (1), p66-73
This article describes and reflects upon the use of diffusely coloured 'tents' to enclose children with their therapist to improve attention, engagement and understanding in children with multiple disabilities and cerebral visual impairments.

Lovett, Fiona
Parent's voices: learning journeys
Jan/Feb 2011, No 31, p20-22
A parent tells how 4 key figures helped her son with CVI to get the right kind of education.

McKillop, Elisabeth ... [et al]
Problems experienced by children with cognitive visual dysfunction due to cerebral visual impairment: and the approaches which parents have adopted to deal with these problems
British Journal of Visual Impairment
Sept 2006, Vol 24 (3), p121-127
Provides a detailed account of the approaches which parents described as being helpful in the day to day care of their children with CVI.