Welcome to the CVI Book Nook!
I’m Amy Shepherd, Parent Liaison for the Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach, and Expert Substitute Teacher for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teachers for the Visually Impaired team.
I’m a parent of a young man who is legally blind, a community advocate and a constant collaborator. I have spent the past three years adapting and creating books for students who have Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). It’s been my dream to find a way to share these books with others who are raising and working with students who have CVI.
One of my fondest memories about learning to read was the book nook in my first-grade classroom. It was a big bathtub filled with pillows…and it made reading magical! My son, who was a dual print and braille reader, had a book nook that was in a little room under our basement stairs. It was the perfect size for a small chair, some comfy pillows on the floor, and stackable book bins. He spent hours in that little room and often fell asleep on the floor, literally covered in books. It is these memories that have inspired me to create the CVI Book Nook!
I hope to pass on this magical love of reading to all who visit this site!
Let the magic begin!