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Visual Considerations for AAC and CVI

Speech Language Pathologists discuss how they use information in a vision assessment to design a student's AAC Communication system, particularly when the student has cortical/cerebral visual impairment.

Overview

Two Speech Language Pathologists discuss how they use information in a vision assessment to design a student’s  AAC Communication system, particularly when the student has cortical/cerebral visual impairment. They also address key principles for implementing this system, including structured practice, routine learning, environmental considerations, and more. The basics of additional supports, such as mounting, keyguards, and appropriate stands, are also discussed.

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Participants will:

  • Relate a student’s AAC system needs to their sensory channel
  • Identify the considerations CVI presents for a visual communication system
  • Differentiate between Direct and Indirect selection methods
  • Discuss ways to incorporate color, images and text into AAC systems for a student with CVI

 

Course Materials

Visual considerations for AAC supports

Video transcript

Level:
Intermediate
Length:
Approximately one hour
Credits:
2 Continuing Education
2 Professional Development
2 ACVREP
2 CTLE