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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Swirly Mat Sets

Swirly Mat Sets

Durable, non-toxic Swirly Mats come in two sets: Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and Functional Vision Assessment (FVA). The mats in the CVI set are less complex and designed to be used with students with cortical vision impairments. The mats in the FVA set are filled with glitter and other items and are useful for conducting functional vision assessments. All the mats can be used for locating, tracking, color discrimination, etc. Try them with the APH Mini-Lite Box for a different effect. Includes background mat.

Swirly Mat Set: CVI:

CVI Swirly Mats Includes:

  • 1 CVI Mat, Clear with Color Disks
  • 1 CVI Mat, Red/Clear
  • 1 CVI Mat, Yellow/Clear
Product Number: 1-08153-00

Swirly Mat Set: FVA:

FVA Swirly Mats Includes:

  • 1 FVA Mat, Pink/Clear with Color Disks
  • 1 FVA Mat, Red/Yellow with Sea Life Confetti
  • 1 FVA Mat, Green/Clear with Silver Heart Confetti
Catalog Number: 1-08154-00
Click this link to purchase the Swirly Mat Sets from APH.

Note: Always provide adult supervision when using Swirly Mats with young children. Mats are completely sealed; however, in the event of a rupture, small pieces inside the mats may present a choking hazard. Liquids are non-toxic but will stain. Use caution. Not intended for children ages 5 and under without adult supervision.

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