Below is a link to the comprehensive and informative slides from a presentation Professor John Ravenscroft of the University of Edinburgh gave at the AER (American Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) International Conference in Rena, Nevada in June 2018.
The subject is Theory of Mind and CVI.
Theory of Mind is the ability to understand not only ones own mind, but have an understanding of how others are feeling, for example understanding that a little gesture like offering to make someone a cup of tea is likely to make them feel brighter, or maybe appreciated, or thought about. We all apply theory of mind throughout our interactions with other people, and it is central to happy and positive human relationships and communications.
Some are better at it than others!
But how does CVI affect this skill that is 'central to happy and positive human relationships and communications'?
This area has never been studied, and John Ravenscrofts's presentation was a world first. We are enormously grateful to John Ravenscroft for letting us share this important work.
Presentation Link: Theory of Mind and Cerebral Visual Impairment
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