Meeting Archive:
Cortical Visual Impairment: Assessment, Implications, and Adaptations for Successful AAC Use

Meeting Description:

In this session, participants will be able to identify 10 unique characteristics and behaviors assessed for individuals with diagnosis of cortical visual impairment (CVI); identify at least five environmental barriers for use of functional vision by a patient with CVI; identify at least five adaptations for an individual with CVI to support use of functional vision and increase successful use of an AAC system.


Session Level:  Beginner/Intermediate 

After the session you will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A 10% discount on any AbleNet Assistive Technology products
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Date: Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Lauren S. Andelin, M.S., OTR/L
 Presenter Information
Lauren S. Andelin, M.S., OTR/L
Speaker Photo

Lauren graduated from The University of Virginia in 2004 and Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has worked at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU for 7 years and is on the AT Core team as well as a mentor in sensory processing disorder for new clinicians. Her caseload includes patients in out-patient therapy and on the Transitional Care Unit which provides pediatric long-term care. In 2012, Lauren completed the Virginia Leadership Education Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and is currently working toward her doctorate in OT through VCU. She has received Specialty trainings in sensory integration including an advanced intensive mentorship for diagnosis and treatment of sensory processing disorders through the STAR center in Denver. Through her transdisciplinary practice on the AT team Lauren has developed a passion for collaboration with other disciplines to help children access communication and their environments.