CVI Community Australia Co-Founder Natalia Kelly recently did another great podcast on "RO&Ming with Lil", this time on the role of Orthoptists working with individuals with CVI, the importance of learning through play and having an understanding of each person's unique skills and interests, plus more!
Natalia Kelly is an orthoptist from Melbourne who was captivated by cortical visual impairment (CVI) from the start of her career 17 years ago. Since then, the scope of practice for orthoptists has expanded in Australia. In her private practice, Vision Matters, Natalia does specialised work using biofeedback to reinforce eccentric viewing for reading, reducing the font size for some patients from n80 to n10! Meanwhile, her fascination with CVI continues. She delights in working with children and their families to investigate CVI, to understand the reasons for curious visual behaviours and work out how to stimulate functional vision, including during orientation and mobility.
It is great to see the conversation growing on how we can work across different therapy and specialist areas to create a comprehensive team for those with CVI to achieve their best!
You can listen to the full podcast here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1121882/5286825-16-cvi-through-the-eyes-of-an-orthoptist-natalia?fbclid=IwAR04I7KHaLQGoQgC7MH7EL3XZtv9zzr4amQ1yKAQALLpdmUte9OK8526UPc