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Mealtime Routines Visual Impairment Intervention
This project was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and housed at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. It seeked to create an evidence- and practice-based intervention for infants and toddlers with visual impairment and to assist their families in developing realistic goals in the areas of developmental mealtime skills such as using utensils and self-feeding, eating a variety of food choices, fostering positive communication between caretakers and babies, and creating positive mealtime environments. Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment who provide Early Intervention home-based services (TSVI-EIs) use an iterative process to implement the MRVI Intervention supporting families through mealtime routines. The process permits feedback to constantly adjust interventions based on best practices.