Self-Paced

AAC for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

This bundled tutorial will provide information on developing meaningful communication for children who are deaf-blind, including the unique needs of early-communicators.

$55

This bundled tutorial will provide information on developing meaningful communication for children who are deaf-blind, including the unique needs of early-communicators. The use of Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems will also be covered, including the implementation strategies for teaching and using a student-centered AAC system.

There are 3 topics included in this training module that demonstrate The use of Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems for children who are deafblind or visually impaired.

Learning Goals and Objectives

  • Identify roles of various service providers.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of various modes of communication.
  • Demonstrate effective strategies for teaching appropriate communication.
  • Identify common challenges that may limit AAC System use for students who are early communicators with Visual Impairment, including deaf-blindness.
  • Summarize considerations specific to a VI Early Communicator when designing student-centered AAC Systems
  • Introduce approaches for the implementation of AAC across the school day within simple, functional routines and exchanges.
  • Plan and implement multimodal AAC systems across daily routines and settings.
  • Include collaborative team roles in implementing an AAC communication system.
  • Assess progress and maintain ongoing support for AAC systems.
Level:
Introductory
Length:
Multiple days
Credits:
4 Continuing Education
4 Professional Development
4 ACVREP
4 CTLE
Cost:
$55