MDVI and Communications


This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the Communication Skill Development for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities self-paced tutorial.


In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will:

  • The impact of visual and multiple disabilities on communication
  • To identify stages on development of communication
  • Describe various forms of communication, including additional key components
  • Use scripts with students who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities to encourage social interactions
  • Identify at least ten communication symbol systems and devices
  • Establish appropriate communication goals for students with multiple disabilities including visual impairment
  • Identify students’ purposes for communication
  • Facilitate both why is communicated and why
  • Facilitate positive communication, and transform the communication attempted by challenging behaviors

Courses Offered

This module addresses how students with visual and multiple disabilities communicate, why they communicate, and what they communicate

Professional Development Offering