The Bridge School

Cortical Visual Impairment

Webinar 3

CVI and Its Impact on AAC:  Issues and Considerations – A Panel Discussion

Live Webinar Date: October 30, 2020
2 – 3 PM PT

Register for the live webinar today!

This webinar convenes an interprofessional panel to address key issues impacting professionals, children with CVI who require AAC strategies, tools and technologies and their families.

The panel will respond to questions and issues submitted by participants prior to the webinar as well as incorporate questions and concerns they feel are important related to current practice, the limited availability of research that informs practice and the importance of finding ways to improve outcomes for children with CVI across domains, specifically language development and communicative competencies using multi-modal AAC approaches.

Submit your questions or issues you would like addressed to: questions@bridgeschool.org.  The deadline for questions is October 16th.

ALL participants will be expected to be familiar with information Dr. Christine Roman Lantzy presented in two previous webinars related to CVI characteristics and the three Phases of CVI as measured by the CVI Range.  If you were unable to participate in these webinars, you can view the archives in the webinar schedule.

The panelists for this webinar are:

Aileen Arai, Director of Education, The Bridge School.  Aileen holds the CVI Range Endorsement and has worked extensively in an educational program with children who have CVI.

Gabriela Berlanga, Director, CATIC, Teacher-In-Residence at The Bridge School, ISAAC Executive Committee. Gabriela has many years of experience working with children and adults with CVI in her clinic in Mexico City. 

Sarah Blackstone, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Project Director, “Improving Outcomes for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment Who Rely on Augmentative and Alternative Communication”, The Bridge School.  Sarah has an international reputation for her work in language and communication.  She is currently conducting research with The Bridge School on effective intervention practices with children who have CVI.

Krista Wilkinson, Ph.D. Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Department of  Communication Sciences and Disorders. Krista’s current research applies the tools of neuroscience, in particular automated eye tracking technologies, to understand visual and cognitive processing of individuals with severe disabilities who rely on AAC, including children with CVI.