Self-Paced

When Worlds Collide, Part 1 of 2: Assessment and Intervention for Children with Visual Impairment

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$55

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems with children with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

This tutorial looks at the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems with children with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Children with visual impairments and concomitant disabilities have complex communication needs requiring Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems. Visual, motor, and cognitive skills must be considered when designing communication programs. AAC assessment, intervention, and prioritization of skill development will be discussed.

Also available — When Worlds Collide Part 2 »

Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. By registering for Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.

This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Parents, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists.

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Learning Goals and Objectives

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of symbolic and non-symbolic communicative behaviors.
  • Understand the assessment process when communication disorders and visual impairments co-exist.
  • Understand rationale for communication goal development.

Watch These Videos

The video content below will be presented within your tutorial module.

Total Viewing Time: 1 hour, 11 minutes

by: Diane Evrard, M.Ed., CCC-SL

  • Upon successful completion of the test, you will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits (your choice). You will be able to print a signed Perkins certificate demonstrating that you earned the credits.
  • Instructions on how to enroll in the tutorial and take the online test will be emailed to you after you have successfully registered. Perkins eLearning profiles are unique to the learning platform, and separate from any other username/password you have with Perkins. If you already have a user profile for the learning platform, you will use that existing profile to access the tutorial.
Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple days
Credits:
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 ACVREP
1.5 CTLE
Cost:
$55 - Earn Credits