Presented by Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, this webinar from the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) focuses on people in the AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) community who are at risk for cortical visual impairment (CVI). CVI is the largest cause of visual impairment in children. Because vision plays a key role in the development of language & communication, and because AAC approaches depend so heavily on vision, family members and AAC providers need to know about CVI. This webinar will increase awareness & provide strategies for assessing and planning interventions for individuals with CVI.
- Discuss when to refer individuals for a CVI assessment based on (1) diagnosis, (2) interpretation of ophthalmologist report, (3) behavioral characteristics of CVI.
- List at least two tools /resources that can address vision while supporting language/communication/other developmental areas concurrently, and do so across clinical everyday environments.
- Consider the key roles family members, SLPs, teachers, OTs and other providers play in optimizing access to language, learning and communication for children with CVI.