The Bridge School

CVI Webinar #4: Implementing CVI Strategies into AAC Instruction – A Case Study Archive available

The star of this webinar is Diego who has complex communication needs and cortical visual impairment. The presenter describes her experiences in learning about CVI and how to implement a program that supports Diego’s use of his vision with particular emphasis on how CVI impacted his access to language and literacy. The presentation illustrates how the CVI range was used to inform practice and guide the intervention.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe ways to support AAC instruction, taking into account phases of the CVI range
  • Discuss how the environment, materials and methods have to be modified as characteristics associated with CVI change over time
  • Identify ways to support language and literacy skills for children with CVI who use AAC

Gabriela Berlanga is a speech and language pathologist (SLP) who graduated from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico City.  In October 2004, Gabriela received The Bridge School Teacher-in-Residence Award which included a year working with the staff at The Bridge School, attending relevant university courses, and participating in professional conferences while receiving intensive training in both Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT).
 
Gabriela is the founder and Director of Centro de Apoyo Tecnológico para Comunicación y el Aprendizaje (CATIC), a therapy center located in Mexico City.  In the 15 years since its inception, CATIC has come to be recognized as a national leader in the field of AAC and Assistive Technology.  She has been a professor at the Universidad de las Américas for over 10 years and presents modules on Oral Rehabilitation and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
 
She is a member of the North American Alliance for Communication Access (NAACA); the current Vice President for Conferences of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication  (ISAAC); and a consultant to the Mexican Ministry of Education.
 
Gabriela has presented at numerous national and international conferences, conducted workshops and offered courses in the field of Speech, Language and AAC.

The recorded archived version available on our website and it is free to view. 

You must register on our site to access all archived webinars.  If you registered for the live webinar via Zoom, you will still need to register on our site for the archives.  This will give you access to all archived webinars.  Webinars 1 – 3 are captioned in English and Spanish.  Captions for webinar #4 is available currently in English and will soon be available in Spanish.
 1.  Register for archived webinars at:  https://cvi.bridgeschool.org/webinars/archived-webinars-registration/

2.  As you complete the registration form, you will create a username and password.  Use these credentials to login.
If you already have an account on our site, login at:  https://cvi.bridgeschool.org/webinars/login/

We will be having a follow up webinar panel discussion with Gabriela, Diego’s mother and Diego where they will answer your questions.  Email your questions in advance to questions@bridgeschool.org.  Deadline for questions is March 9th.