At CABVI we offer comprehensive services for children with visual impairments from birth through age 18.
Functional vision training incorporates concept development, mobility, adaptive aids, and low vision devices. Parents also receive training to help their children strive for success by using adaptive techniques.
At all ages, self-help is a vital component of our Children’s Services. The more children can do, the better image they have of themselves as they build their future. We strive to increase a child’s independence through:
- Mastery of alternate methods of learning
- Development of compensatory skills
- Efficient use of remaining vision
Early Intervention: Birth- 3 years old
When services are provided soon after a diagnosis, they increase the child’s potential to reach developmental milestones. It is important to bring these experiences to the child by helping them explore their world.
The preschool program specifically focuses on concept development, which prepares children for regular school. Here, children are encouraged to explore the world by using all of their senses such as: touch, hearing, taste, and smell. Through this, children can learn about their environment, understand it, and navigate it safely.
School Age Services
Our team of specialized professionals continues to serve children in their own school district. Teachers of the visually impaired, mobility instructors and vision rehab therapists work with students on various level, through various grades. Our goal is to provide services to allow the student to achieve their highest levels of independence.