Anchor Center CVI Services
NAVEG and CVI Services
Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a condition in which the eyes are functioning and healthy, but the brain is unable to reliably interpret visual information.
With over half of our students diagnosed with CVI and with CVI being the leading individual cause of pediatric blindness in developed countries, Anchor Center is proud to launch the CVI initiative.
As a new branch of service, the CVI initiative will include the addition of three core components to our programming and expertise:
2) Rigorous research to advance our understanding of CVI and the field of pediatric vision impairment overall; and
3) Valuable training for parents, caregivers, educators, and healthcare professionals on the application of evidence-based and best practices for young children with blindness and CVI.
Screening and Assessment Services
- Neonatal Assessment Vision European Grid (NAVEG) screening for infants(up to 1 year old) at risk for CVI
- Program development for interventions to students who qualify for vision services based on their age (ages 0-6)
The following services are available from Anchor Center staff for a charge of $250. Payment plans are available for qualifying individuals.
- Provide a comprehensive CVI assessment and report using a combination of some of the following assessment tools: the Visual Assessment Scale, the Visual Skills Inventory, the CVI Range, and/or the Teach CVI Screening Tool for the following:
- students who are beyond ages served (six years and older)
- students who are not potential clients (e.g., if your child lives outside the Denver/greater metro area, is age 0-5 years old, and not currently enrolled in our program)
- any person, any age, who has been diagnosed with CVI
- students who already have vision services on their individualized education program (IEP), with option for Anchor Center to collaborate with team during development of IEP and/or other educational planning
Training and Instruction
Provide NAVEG screening instruction (2 online sessions and 1 in-person session)
♦ Educational organization training is $500 plus expenses
♦ Hospital or NICU staff training is $750 plus expenses
Learn more about our previous and current partnerships for NAVEG trainings.
Note: At this time there is little research available to early intervention providers on quality interventions for brain-based visual impairment. Anchor Center for Blind Children pledges to:
- Seek training and endorsements in quality assessment practices
- Learn more about the success rate for families who use our practices through case studies and research
- Support the early intervention community with training and professional development about neurological visual impairment
To learn more about Anchor Center’s CVI services, contact Elise Darrow at email@example.com.