Instructor-Led

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

Review the purpose of AAC, the visual behaviors of CVI, and considerations around assessment, design, implementation, data collection, and collaboration. Design and implement an augmentative and alternative communication system (AAC) for individuals with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI).

This 7-week online, asynchronous course presents information on how to design and implement an augmentative and alternative communication system (AAC) for individuals with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI). It reviews the purpose of AAC, the visual behaviors of CVI, and considerations around assessment, design, implementation, data collection, and collaboration.

Course Objectives

Participants will understand:
  • fundamentals of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • an inclusive model of the visual behaviors of CVI
  • how considerations for CVI need to be taken into account when implementing an AAC system
  • specifics surrounding CVI accommodations that inform these decisions
  • best practices for designing and implementing an AAC system through perspectives on CVI.
  • best practices for inter-professional collaboration to support AAC design and obstacles and unique circumstances individuals with CVI have when developing communication systems
  • the necessity of adapting communication supports and AAC systems in order to be visually accessible to students with CVI
  • the scope of practice of the interdisciplinary team required to make an accessible and robust communication system for individuals with CVI.

Graduate Credits

You will have the opportunity to add 3 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $295.00 through Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.

Withdraw without Refund

Due to the high demand for this course, we are unable to refund fees to participants who withdraw after the course start date. Your registration holds your seat and sale is considered final. Please review the schedule and syllabus for this course to be sure that you will be able to participate fully.

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Disclosure:

Amelia Willcox and Sylvia Mangan have been paid by Perkins to be the instructors for this class. They do not have nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Perkins School for the Blind is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See the course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

ASHA CE Approved Provider Stamp—Perkins School for the Blind Introductory, 4.1 ASHA Credits

Dates:
September 26, 2022 - November 14, 2022
Level:
Intermediate
Length:
Multiple weeks
Credits:
3 Graduate
35 Continuing Education
35 Professional Development
35 ACVREP
35 CTLE
4.1 ASHA
Cost:
$375 - Regular Price
Syllabus: