Sylvia Mangan is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works at Perkins School for the Blind in the Lower School program with students ages 6-15. She attended graduate school at Northwestern University, where she researched a special interest in neurologically-based communication disorders. She worked in public schools with mild to moderate severity of a range of communication disorders, including students with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) and Alternative-Augmentative Communication (AAC), and then joined the team at Perkins Lower School. Her caseload included a majority of students who presented with CCN and Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), which sparked a passion and interest in this population. Since then, she continues to work towards researching and seeking to develop promising practices for speech therapy and AAC design and implementation in this demographic. She is currently completing the CVI Certificate program through the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and will graduate in December of 2021.
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