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05/13/2025, Communication Workgroup:  Blending Perspectives on Vision, Speech & Motor

Date: 05/13/2025 Time: 3:30-4:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Join this monthly communication workgroup, where we bring together a diverse expertise, including Teachers of Blind and Low Vision Learners (TVIs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), and Assistive Technology Specialists. Our focus is on exploring the multifaceted world of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools for blind and/or low vision learners, encompassing both no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech options.    

Each session kicks off with a research update and a compelling student story, grounding our discussions in real-world experiences and the latest insights from the field. Our primary goal is to delve into how various communication tools and strategies, including AAC devices, are acquired and implemented to support students with multiple needs, specifically those students with low vision, cortical vision impairment and blindness. Our discussions will be enriched by the diverse perspectives of TVIs, OTs, and SLPs, each bringing their unique insights and expertise to the table. 

Through the lens of multidisciplinary collaboration, we’ll tackle topics such as effective collaborative assessment techniques, procurement considerations, person-centered AAC interventions, and implementation across learning environments to provide equitable support for low vision and blind learners.  Together, we’ll explore best practices, share valuable strategies, and address challenges encountered in the assessment, customization, and implementation of AAC solutions.  Join the discussion and help pave the way for transformative collaboration around communication solutions that enable all learners to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Learning Objectives

  1. Facilitate Collaborative Exploration: To create conditions that support partnerships and shared responsibility for learning by encouraging active collaboration among professionals to explore a range of AAC options and strategies suitable for diverse learners.
  2. Enhance Assessment and Integration Skills: Provide practical guidance, evidence-based practices, and resources to improve professionals’ ability to assess, procure, and integrate AAC technologies effectively within inclusive learning environments.
  3. Empower Inclusive Practice: Support professionals in collaboratively developing person-centered AAC interventions that promote inclusivity, participation, and communication for all students across learning environments and within the community.




Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: