NeuroDevelopmental Journey

There’s been a lot happening for this little one. Livy has completed a gruelling disimpaction programme, a psychologist assessment, cochlear audiology and speech and language rehabilitation therapy appointment.

Yet, here she is being her best authentic happy self. But that’s not to say she’s not had her days where she’s emotionally and mentally drained from her hospital experiences.

Most recently, Livy has had a referral made to Great Ormand Street Hospital, London, to the Developmental Vision Service.

Livy has, 6/60 vision in her right eye and 6/18 vision in her left eye. She also has amblyopia and esotropia in her right eye. Which you can see quite clearly in this photo.

There has been concerns regarding if Livy has a underlying neurodevelopmental difficulty that may be linked to her current difficulties.

A DEVELOPMENTAL VISION EVALUATION INCLUDES:

  • Sensorimotor Testing
  • Visual Perceptual Testing
  • Visual Integration Testing
  • Baseline Reading Testing

This evaluation will determine the presence of:

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) – which Livy is already diagnosed with.
Convergence Insufficiency (CI) & Double Vision
See-Sick Syndrome (Motion Sickness)
Strabismus (Cross or Turned Eye)
Vision-Related Reading/Learning Problem

We are unsure what to expect, and experiencing this new path of Livy’s journey alongside her. But what we do know is, we’re walking side by side into an incredible hospital full of potential and possibilities towards what ever the results may be for Livy.

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Published by Mothering Silence

A late twenty-something mother of two boys and a profoundly deaf diva of almighty sass. In between splitting spontaneous sibling wars, curiatimg pillow forts and channeling inner superheroes. Mothering Silence documents a brutally honest truth of the trials and tribulations of motherhood. (The toughest hood.) Here you'll find the weekly ramblings of the rollercoaster life of my journey in motherhood. *Please note my style of writing is tongue in cheek.

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