University of Edinburgh

CVI - ‘One Approach to Assessment and Intervention’


Bowman, Richard; Bowman, Ruth; Dutton, Gordon
Disorders of vision in children: a guide for teachers and carers
RNIB, 2001
ISBN 1858782139
Explains how disorders of visual function can impair visual performance under different circumstances and allows readers to determine how best to devise educational strategies.

Crossman, Heather L
Cortical visual impairment: presentation, assessment and management
North Rocks Press, 1992
Looks at CVI, how it presents and offers management guidelines. Based on the North Rocks study of 55 children.

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)
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.

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.

Jacobson, Lena
Visual dysfunction and ocular signs associated with periventricular leukomalacia in children born preterm
Karolinska Institutet, 1998
ISBN 9162833251
Academic thesis on premature babies who are affected by retinopathy of prematurity and periventricular leukomalacia. Includes appendices of original journal articles by Lena Jacobson which form the basis for the thesis.

Roman-Lantzy, Christine
Cortical visual impairment: an approach to assessment and intervention
AFB, 2007
ISBN 9780891288299
This 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.

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.

Assessment Materials

James, Merle; Plant, Gordon T; Warrington, Elizabeth K
CORVIST: Cortical vision screening test
Thames Valley Test Company, 2001
ISBN 1874261717
Includes Manual and test materials book, viewing aperture and score sheets.


Blaikie, Andrew; Khan, Ashraf; West, Laura
Focus on ... premature birth and eyesight
Jan/Feb 2010, No 25, p43
Looks at some of the causes and symptoms of vision problems in premature babies.

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.

Dutton, Gordon
Visual problems in children with brain damage
Eye Contact
Summer 1997, No 18, p13-14
Discusses the variety of visual problems that can occur in children with damage to the brain.

Frebel, Henner
CVI?! How to define and what terminology to use: cerebral, cortical or cognitive visual impairment
British Journal of Visual Impairment
Sept 2006, Vol 24 (3), p117-120
Lays out the arguments and common usage of the three terms for CVI.

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.

Morse, Mary
Teaching children with cortical visual impairment
Eye Contact
Summer 2001, No 30, p10-12
Discusses the characteristics of CVI and teaching strategies to help support pupils with this condition.

Southwell, Catherine
"But what can they really see?"
Eye Contact
Summer 1998, No 21, p17-20
Functional vision assessments for children with multiple disabilities and their impact on learning.