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DIY CVI-adapted low tech picture symbol book

Author-Avatar Deirdre McLaughlin

12/5/2018 3:37 AM

There are many considerations when designing a low tech communication for individuals with cortical visual impairment. A previous collection by Kayley McDonald, OT, Denee Kroeger OT, and myself outlined some strategies and AAC modifications to support individuals with cortical visual impairment: clinical practice application cvi

The low tech communication book included in this post involves presenting one symbol per page within consistent categories using partner assisted auditory visual scanning. When using this book, the communication partner first scans through each category, until the user makes a yes/no responses to a category choice. Then, the user selects a choice from within each category using the same partner assisted auditory visual scanning process. For those unfamiliar with this strategy and would like more information, please see more information at the following link: Praactical AAC PAAVS tutorial

This is fairly straight-forward to make in Boardmaker and can be modified need be. I've included pictures of some I've made for patients as a reference. Comment below with questions or suggestions! 

The pictures below also highlight the difference between Matte and regular lamination sheets. The Matte lamination reduces reflection of light supporting visual attention. Use it when it is available to you! 

SGD/Communication device,2-dimensional symbols,Written words,Level 6. Abstract Symbols,Level 7. Language,Speech-Language Pathologist,Educator,Parent/Family Member,Occupational Therapist,Physical Therapist,Researcher,Developer Vendor,Intervention Strategies

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