CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on CVI and communication with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), held on October 28, 2020. Sylvia Mangan, Speech Language Pathologist, and Christopher Russell, Project Coordinator at the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative and a TVI, presented and answered parent questions about CVI and complex communication needs. We know that our kids with CVI require life-changing access to thrive and reach their full potential in a world that is not designed for them. So thinking about our topic—how does CVI impact the development of communication? And what are the implications for assessment and the development of a communication system that is individualized to a child’s unique needs?
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Sylvia Mangan is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Perkins School for the Blind. Sylvia works with lower school students and has experience working with children with CVI and complex communication needs. Sylvia is in the second cohort of the UMass CVI Certification graduate program. Christopher Russell is the Project Coordinator at the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative and a Perkins-Roman CVI Range Endorsed TVI. Chris has a lot of experience working with children who have CVI and additional complexities including deaf-blindness. Chris is a leading voice and educator in the CVI field.