Melissa Barrick

Melissa Barrick

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737 Ironwood Drive
Avon, IN 46123
United States



Occupational Therapist
Degree: M.S./M.Sc

I initually learned about Cortical Visual Impairment in 2014 when I began working in First Steps, and encountered a child who had many of the CVI characteristics, and had a significant medical history that included seizures and other neurological issues.  I didn't have experience working with individuals with CVI, and didn't know of anyone in my organization at the time who did either.  I ordered Dr. Roman's book, and did what research on the topic I could to support this child and his family.  Later in my career, I worked at a local public school district with several pre-k and elementary students diagnosed with CVI.  I was fortunate enough to work with a very talented TVI at this district, and learned a great deal from her classroom strategies.  I currently work for a non profit organization that exclusively services children birth  up to age 3yrs with a variety of visual impairments, including CVI.  Many of the children I now work with, have a CVI diagnosis.

I am available to:
  • Provide consultation and support to family