Cortical Vision Impairments and AAC

Course Number
1683
Price
24.99
Overview
Presenters: Carol Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS and Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
In this episode Michelle is joined once again by the talented Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the USC School of Medicine, from Episode 24, “AAC is more than Pictures and Velcro?!? What?!?”. Have you worked with a child who needed an AAC device, but had limited vision?  Maybe they were diagnosed with a CVI and you were scratching your head as to what that diagnosis is…then afraid to move forward with functional treatment?  Well… fear no more!  Dr. Carol Page is here to educate us all on what a Cortical Vision Impairment is, early warning signs for a CVI if the little one you’re working with doesn’t have a diagnosis yet, and then how to go about considering an AAC device…including considering eye gaze equipment… when completing evaluations and treatments!  This is an episode that has been in the works for a few years folks…you won’t want to miss it!  
Objective

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. What a cortical vision impairment is 2 warning signs if there is no official diagnosis yet.
  2. Three unique considerations for completing an AAC evaluation when working with a child who has a diagnosis of CVI or it is suspected.
  3. Best practice for eye gaze equipment when working with a patient who has a diagnosis of CVI or it is suspected.
About Carol: Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the USC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. Carol is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of South Carolina Communication Sciences and Disorders and Education departments. She received her PhD degree in speech-language pathology from the University of South Carolina, her assistive technology professional certification from RESNA, and her Brain Injury Specialist certification from the Brain Injury Association of America. Carol provides trainings at a local, state, national and international level on assistive technology for persons with disabilities of all ages, their caregivers and professionals who serve them. She is the 2017 recipient of the Norman J. Arnold Alumni Award from the USC School of Public Health and the 2017 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the SC Speech-Language Hearing Association.

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 
Additional Information


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)


Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss definition of a cortical vision impairment and warning signs if not yet diagnosed. 

20-30: Discuss unique considerations when completing an AAC evaluation with a child who has a CVI or is suspected of having a CVI.

30-45: Discuss utilization of eye gaze equipment when engaging with a child who has a CVI or is suspected of having a CVI.

45-1:00: Questions and Answers


Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Disclosure Statement for Carol Page:

Financial: Carol Page is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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