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SSC: Strategies to Support Language Acquisition in Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) and Additional Support Needs (ASN)

Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)
6th October 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm


This one-hour webinar offers practical advice and suggestions on how to support expressive and receptive language skills for children who have Cerebral Visual Impairment and Additional Support Needs.

Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is the most common cause of visual impairment in the economically developed world but it probably one of the least understood. This webinar will look at the unique communication needs of children who have Additional Support Needs as well as CVI.

We will discuss systems of communication and the role the environment can play to support, or indeed inhibit, communication. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and take part in interactive polls.

Target Audience

Teachers of children with visual impairment (TVIs & QTVIs), Class teachers, Classroom Support Staff, Educational Psychologists, Third Sector staff and Speech and Language Therapists.


Elizabeth McCann, Qualified Teacher of Visual Impairment, Teaching Fellow in Visual Impairment, University of Edinburgh

Demi Hunter, Cerebral Visual Impairment Support Specialist/Research assistant, University of Edinburgh.

For further information, see the SSC website.