Vision abilities vary widely among the girls who have Aicardi syndrome. Visual fields may be restricted and asymmetrical.
- The color combination black and white and the combination red and yellow were most often reported as the colors best seen by the child.
- Light colors, pastels, and low contrast colors may be hardest to see.
- Corrective glasses may be appropriate
- Communication skills of children with AS can range from typically developing to completely non verbal. Many children with AS primarily use other forms of communication such as gesture, or an augmentative communication device.
- Children with Aicardi often have a strong set of social skills.
- Many children who have Aicardi syndrome will have both fine and gross motor challenges. .
- Some girls will be able to walk and some will use a wheelchair.
- Due to seizure activity, children who are mobile might need helmet to protect them if they fall during a seizure.
- Some children will have one side of the body that works better than the other side, which is important to know for motor activities and communication devices.