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  1. Definitely interested in any kind of basketball, balls of any size (size doesn’t matter).  Doesn’t take much to get him interested in something. Before it may have needed movement or be a red color but they are past that. 
  2. I ask him to tell me about it.  That is where we have gotten to pictures.  Describe it for me and he does.  Especially objects in space.  In pictures we question and wonder if he is guessing. 
  3. He tilts to the right.  When we have worked on visual things especially with picture cards/ etc.  We always do them up or eye level.  (Such as on a white erase board more on the right then on the left).   He has a harder time attending to things that are down in front of him. 
  4. Most of the time by looking.  Sometimes when things are on the table I catch him feeling for items.  They had a big keys keyboard and he could tell you all the letters that were yellow.  Using his hands and using his eyes at the same time was difficult.  
  5. Yes, it is not something that is constant and you can have days that are different.  We will start understanding what he is seeing more and more.  The other part is that I am concerned about his vision in the way of reading and him being completely independent.  Three or four years ago they worked on sensitivity in his fingers for Braille.
  6. At eye level (best).  Ian can see objects pretty much on any plane.  It is the 2D that is trickier.
  7. Basketball, mixer, monkey (named Dexter), anything with the Lakers, Air Hockey table and his Wii.  His CD’s- he learned through repetition. 
  8. That they are 20/20.  There is nothing wrong with his eyes- it is all in the brain. 
  9. When he is awake and alert.  When he gets really tired it is hard to see.  It takes a lot of conscious effort to see things- low contrast.
  10. If we are on the highway, he always points out yellow cars.  Also things that are red.  Bright colors.  He is not dependent on color to see like he used to be.  Contrast definitely helps him see better/ he misses a lot of detail.
  11. These is not as applicable now- but early on it would get his attention.
  12. Doesn’t stammer on them.  He is normal around them. 
  13. Sometimes it is difficult.  Mom has been told that his peripheral vision in his brain is strong than his straight on focus. 
  14. When he first started getting into objects it required movement.  He probably attends to things better if they move.  He does not require it anymore.
  15. I don’t know.  (Maybe down towards the left, teacher thinks.)
  16. Purple/Gold (Lakers).  As far as visually yellow or red.
  17. If it is objects or when driving to san Antonio he can point out where they are.  In some unfamiliar situations it may be harder. 
  18. He reaches with his left and guessing that his head is cocked to the right (guessing to the right/teacher sees to the Left).
  19. Both the language retrieval and vision are when he has a difficult time with new things.  He knows what they are.  If you give him multiple choice he can retrieve it. 
  20. When they would do cards they did it at eye level.  He was not as successful when things were on the table.  There cannot be a lot of stuff competing with what he is trying to see.  He can point to the details of an object on a picture card and then he would be able to put those cards together and label the object.
  21. No
  22. That is overload.  He may try but then it is just too much.
  23. Pretty girl faces.  Calendar of pretty girls he would rather look at that! That is one of the suggestions one center had made about retraining Ian’s brain that there should be pictures of pretty girls and have Ian describe what they are doing different in the pictures.
  24. Depends on what the other object is. 
  25. Pictures of girls, basketball, etc.  Can be anything and any size. Flat and does not have the dimension that is the problem- it is not going to help just making it bigger.