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Which CVI Adapted Resource Should I Use in my Classroom?

September 5, 2021 No Comments

Which CVI Adapted Resource Should I Use in my Classroom?

Depending on your student’s CVI phase, their IEP goals, their cognitive level, and their IEP adaptations and modifications, there are a variety of CVI-friendly adapted resources available to fill these needs, including some resources that I create. In this blog post, I give a brief overview of the four types of CVI resources that I create and a guide to selecting which resource type might be the most beneficial for your student(s) or child. 

 

CVI Adapted Resource #1: Printable Books

The text at the top says "Adapted Books." Below is an image of five sample pages from the CVI Series: Ocean Animals Adapted Books.

In the printable book sets, there are 5-7 versions of each book included. This CVI adapted resource is beneficial for students who need something tangible as they are learning. The resource is also beneficial if you have multiple students with CVI in your classroom or on your caseload. This resource allows you to purchase a single resource, but have levels that are appropriate for all of your students. 

The versions of this book include:

  • wordless (level 1)
  • a single word in either a large yellow font or a bubbled font (level 2)
  • a single sentence in a large yellow font or a bubbled font (level 3)
  • two simple sentences in a large yellow font (level 4)
  • books with interactive pieces (level 5). 

Since a variety of these levels include single words, a single sentence, or two sentences, the printable books are perfect for students working on pre-reading or reading skills. A few of the levels are shown in the image above. Click here to check out my other CVI-friendly adapted books. 

 

 

#2: Adapted Books BOOM cards

The text at the top of the image says "Adapted Book BOOM Cards." Below is a screenshot of the "carrot" page of the digital adapted book with 8 answer choices on the right side.

These BOOM cards are a digital version of the printable books discussed above. 

Three versions are included. 

  1. Single Icon Book- this version includes a single image on each slide. Students must touch the icon on each page. This version targets visual scanning and visual recognition. 
  2. Clickable Interactive Book- this version includes a single image on each slide. Students must click on the corresponding image from a field of 8 (located on the right side of the page.) This version targets visual discrimination. 
  3. Drag and Drop Interactive Book: this version is identical to the Clickable Interactive Book. The only difference is that students must drag and drop the corresponding image from a field of 8. This version also targets visual discrimination. 

There are also reading comprehension questions included. These cards require students to identify the named item from a field of three. This version targets visual recognition. In addition, BOOM cards are beneficial for students with CVI since these activities are typically completed on a backlit device (iPad, laptop, tablet, etc). Click here to check out my other CVI-friendly adapted books BOOM cards. 

CVI Adapted Resource #3: Intro to Matching BOOM Cards

The text at the top says "Intro to Matching BOOM Cards." Below is a screenshot of level one of a CVI-friendly matching activity. On the screen, there is a large picture of a backpack and smaller picture of a backpack to the right.

 

These BOOM cards are ideal for students who are beginning to work on BOOM cards or students just starting to work on matching. The only requirement for completing these BOOM cards is that students have a way to activate a touch screen (i.e. their finger, eye gaze, etc). These BOOM cards include three levels:

  1. Level 1 requires students to identify and drag the matching picture from a field of one. This level is essentially errorless. 
  2. Level 2 requires students to identify and drag the matching picture from a field of two. For the field, one of the images is the correct image, while the other is a blank image. This level introduces discrimination.
  3. Level 3 requires students to identify and drag the matching picture from a field of two. For the field, one of the images is the correct image, while the other is a second image. This level builds on discrimination from the second level.

 

Since all three levels are included, this resource allows students to move onto the next level upon completion of the previous level. In addition, this resource allows you to purchase a single resource but has levels that are appropriate for all of your students. 

 

#4: Visual Scanning BOOM Cards

The text at the top says "Visual Scanning BOOM Cards." Below the text, is an iPad with a single small image of a yellow leaf.

These BOOM cards are ideal for students working on visual scanning and visual recognition. These BOOM cards include a single image on each slide in varying locations, and students must locate the image. There are 6 slides for each of the 6 vocabulary words. These cards expose students to new vocabulary and increase their familiarity with the images. Students can work on a single vocabulary word at a time. Click here to check out my Visual Scanning BOOM cards and printable books. 

These “related” resources all contain very similar images. This is done intentionally so that students can become familiar with the images and learn them. This allows them to then focus on the targeted skill in each activity. 

Interested in other CVI-related blog posts? Check these out!

5 Engaging Toys for Children with CVI

My Favorite Textured Materials for CVI

What are 5 CVI Teacher Materials that I Need for my Classroom?

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Hello! Melissa is a coffee-drinking, cat loving, Gilmore Girls obsessed multiple disabilities teacher. When she is not in her classroom, she is running Special Achievers.

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