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Can the iPad Help Your Child’s Vision?

POSTED ON October 14, 2011

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Can an iPad help your child better understand the world around them? Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a neurological disorder that prevents children from understanding visual input. CVI affects the vision behaviors of children and can cause them to only see near objects, prefer familiar objects over new ones, and lead to confusion in a cluttered scene. Children with CVI struggle to understand and interact with their environment and tend to ignore people or objects. According to AllAboutVision.com, a preliminary study by the University of Kansas ...

Can an iPad help your child better understand the world around them?

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a neurological disorder that prevents children from understanding visual input. CVI affects the vision behaviors of children and can cause them to only see near objects, prefer familiar objects over new ones, and lead to confusion in a cluttered scene. Children with CVI struggle to understand and interact with their environment and tend to ignore people or objects.

According to AllAboutVision.com, a preliminary study by the University of Kansas found that kids with CVI were highly interested in the iPad’s colorful display, sound and interactive components. Some of the children find it easier to look at lights and objects in high contrast which explains why the bright screen on the iPad was effective. The iPad is also much more interesting with all the applications available.

One app called “Baby Finger” allows you child to touch the screen and sounds, images and shapes appear.

It’s important to start early when it comes to developing your child’s vision!

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