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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Vision Language Learning Communication: An Approach to AAC for Students with CVI

Collaboration means breaking down silos. During this 1 hour webinar, two professionals, a speech-language pathologist and a vision educator, will discuss current challenges facing children with CVI who use AAC approaches and the professionals and family members who live and work with them. Frameworks will be introduced that may help teams organize interventions across multiple domains, over time and improve the outcomes of these children.

Learner Objectives

Participants will be able to: 

Collaboration means breaking down silos. During this 1 hour webinar, two professionals, a speech-language pathologist and a vision educator, will discuss current challenges facing children with CVI who use AAC approaches and the professionals and family members who live and work with them. Frameworks will be introduced that may help teams organize interventions across multiple domains, over time and improve the outcomes of these children.
Learner Objectives
Participants will be able to: 

  • List reasons why interprofessional approaches to language, learning, communication and participation need to be grounded in evidenced-based, ongoing assessments of functional vision.
  • Identify components of two frameworks (Roman-Lanzy, 2018, 2019) designed to support professionals and family members in addressing  communication/language access needs over time and across contexts.
  • Discuss an ongoing research project that presenters are engaged in to (1) identify current gaps in training in CVI and AAC and (2) document retrospectively outcomes and trajectories across domains of students with CVI and severe speech and language impairments at The Bridge School.  
Event Information
Date: 
Training is ongoing or on demand.
Fee: 
45.00
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Perkins eLearning
Contact Phone: 
617-972-7824
Contact E-mail: 
perkins.elearning@perkins.org
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