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Our phase II case study is a young lady named Cassie. Cassie has a diagnosis of CVI, secondary to anoxia, that happened during surgery when she was an infant. If she didn't already have the diagnosis of CVI, "anoxia" in her file would definitely be one of those red flags we talked about during the introduction. Intermittent nystagmus and slight hyperopia were also identified on her eye report. No glasses were prescribed. Her acuities were identified as 20/200.

Cassie also has an auditory processing disorder and is labeled deafblind. She uses an object calendar and her team would like to transition her to pictures. They are also considering introducing a few simple signs in American Sign Language.

She enjoys interacting with adults and sometimes has difficulty with transitions. Cassie laughs when people make funny noises, like sneezes or burps. She is able to say a few short phrases, such as "Sit Down," "Stand up" and "Finished" but, people may find her difficult to understand. She is also able to say her own name. She communicates more specific needs to adults by pulling them or hand guiding them to specific things to request assistance.