Schematic drawing of neuro-cognitive model of CVI showing the ventral and dorsal streams

Higher Visual Function (HVF) in Individuals with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

We are currently recruiting children and adults with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) to participate in a telephone study about Higher Visual Function. The brief vision and birth history, plus the 52 question HVFQI takes between 1-2 hours and can be completed by video chat (zoom) or by phone. Participants receive $20/hour of their time. Cerebral visual impairment often affects higher-level visual function (HVF); for example, spatial attention, motion perception, divided attention, etc. Such impairments sometimes are not easy to detect by a routine vision test. Nevertheless, parents may observe some unusual behaviors in the daily living tasks of their child that can be explained by deficit in HVF. Here, we set to run a question inventory (QI) filled by parents to better understand the effects of CVI on a child and how it may correlate with other factors. Please contact Nurse Researcher, Charity Pitcher-Cooper, BSN, RN, PHN at cpc@ski.org to participate.


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    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

    The Center's research goal is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge and practical, cost-effective devices to better understand and address the real-world problems of blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind consumers

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    Chandna Lab (SEELAB)

    We use rigorous scientific research with the goal to improve detection and treatment outcomes for individuals with strabismus, amblyopia, and cerebral visual impairment.

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