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What is Brain-Based Visual Impairment or CVI?

By Jennifer Smith TEIS Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments How can my child have a visual impairment if the doctor says her eyes are perfect?  On the surface, that seems to be a contradictory statement; a person with a visual impairment and perfect eyes, but...

Holiday “Dieting”: Sensory Edition

By Maggie Yuhas, MOT, OTR/L  TEIS Occupational Therapist Holidays mean a lot of things, including family, food, celebration, and excitement, but also, traveling, meals away from home, new places, and new experiences. This can be overwhelming for your child, especially...

Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Vision?

By Jennifer Smith, BA, MA, TSVI, TEIS Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments One of my baby’s eyes seems to wander, is this a problem?  My baby squints at toys, do I need to worry?  When I look down at my baby, he doesn’t look back at me. What’s up with that? As...

What About Sippy Cups?

By Tamara Guo, M.Ed. TEIS Developmental Specialist & Independent Evaluator The sippy cup (aka a child’s cup with a spouted lid) has been around for a long time. How do I know this? Because I am about to turn 51 years old and I just threw away my own Tommee Tippee...

Help, My Toddler Won’t Stop Screaming!

Toddlers love to hear the sound of their own voices. And yes, as annoying at it is, toddlers love to shriek-often at the top of their little lungs! Often in public places like grocery stores and restaurants, much to their parent’s dismay. Toddlers may scream for a...

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Watch as baby gets her first hearing aids!

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"I'm crying, you're crying, everyone is crying": Watch this baby girl get her first hearing aids – and giggle uncontrollably at the sound of her big sister's voice 💗
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