Forgetful can mean, your child seeming to forget...
We use the word seeming...'your child seeming to forget', on purpose because the CVIs can make a child seem forgetful for three important reasons:
So maybe your child is not forgetful after all?
Thinking about what your child is seeing when they appear forgetful. How much do you understand about what they see, as being different to what you see? What is and is not visible to your child?
Thinking what else is going on around your child when they appear forgetful: What noises are there? How cluttered is it? Is there a lot of surrounding movement? Also, how is your child feeling?
Let's use a simple example of a child being asked to 'Bring the blue cup to the kitchen' but they arrive in the kitchen having 'forgotten the blue cup'.
The following suggestions can be adapted to fit many scenarios.
When your child seems forgetful, learn to identify key factors that may be causing this.
Some children with CVI are affected by lack of short term memory, this is different from what we have described above (see link below for more information).
Lesson 2g Memory
Cool Games (where the names of colours or objects may not be known)
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