Design and implement an augmentative and alternative communication system (AAC) for individuals with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

#28 in the CVI for the TVI webinar series

#28 in the CVI for the TVI webinar series

Enjoy our virtual conference presentations, with the option to earn Professional Development Points or Continuing Education Credits

Participants will learn how assessment supports the selection and design of AAC modes that are accessible and meaningful for their students.

A CVI tutorial with an SLP and TVI discussing  implications  of CVI for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

An SLP and TVI discuss CVI and the implications for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

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