Announcing our Third iPad Grant Recipient

Our most recent iPad Grant for children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) took place in May of this year. We were thrilled to award the package to Allan and his family. Allan received: A 16GB iPad with Retina Display, a copy of our CVI-specific app: Tap-n-See Now, and a copy of our book about CVI: […]

Announcing Our Third iPad Grant Cycle

It’s been a long time in the making, but Little Bear Gives is excited to announce that our third CVI iPad package grant will take place in April of this year! The package includes: An iPad (current generation) A copy of our CVI-specific app: Tap-n-See Now*! A copy of our book about CVI: Little Bear […]

The Myth of Cortical Blindness

Over and over again, we hear stories about kids being diagnosed with cortical blindness. Unfortunately, parents don’t always know any different and, having been told their child is blind, they give up on finding ways to help improve vision! According to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, “Cortical blindness is an older term […]

iPad App Released: My Talking Picture Board

Little Bear Sees and Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children proudly present their first collaborative app for those with cortical visual impairment (CVI). This innovative app allows the user to create two-dimensional object identification tasks using their own photos and voice. Though designed for students with CVI, this is a great app for parents or […]

Second Little Bear Sees iPad giveaway

It’s been a busy couple of months here at Little Bear Sees, and we have some very exciting things to announce! Our first ever Little Bear Gives CVI iPad package giveaway was a great success!  We are happy to report we received almost fifty submissions!  We were so touched by the many stories we read […]

Little Bear Gives: iPads for Families in Need

We are proud to announce Little Bear Sees Foundation’s first project: Little Bear Gives. The focus of Little Bear Gives will be to provide CVI iPad packages to families in need who have children with CVI. A family at any income level may be considered for this project. The term “family in need” applies to any family who […]

CVI: Visions of Change Conference

As you know, last Friday and Saturday, June 15th and 16th, 2012, we attended the first cortical visual impairment (CVI) conference hosted by the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children! The conference was called CVI: Visions of Change and featured a lot of excellent information about CVI! There were also a number of tables set […]

Our CVI Book Has Finally Arrived!

We’ve waited 8 long months to be able to announce this: our book, Little Bear Sees: How Children with Cortical Visual Impairment Can Learn to See, is finally available!  We got it done just in time to bring it with us to the CVI: Visions of Change conference we’ve been at for the last two […]

Wonderbaby.org to Give Away iPad

We are excited to announce that our friends at WonderBaby.org are giving away a special needs iPad package to one lucky family! The package includes: The NEW iPad (iPad 3) donated by Perkins School for the Blind A virtually indestructible GumDrop iPad Case The RadSounds switch-ready music app donated by RJ Cooper plus an RJ […]

Optometrists vs. Ophthalmologists

Earlier this month, we were introduced to the website of a prominent pediatric optometrist, Dr. Bill Takeshita (drbillfoundation.org). Through this site, we learned for the first time about the difference between optometrists and ophthalmologists. Lukas has been seeing an ophthalmologist since he was 4 months old, but had never seen an optometrist until a few […]