Pathways: Guiding You Through the Journey of AAC (Farmington MN)

On location training
19 December 2019

Training Type: Discovery Lab


Are you a therapist, parent, or teacher that is new to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)? Are you familiar with AAC but feeling stuck in your approach? Do you need to expand your knowledge of best practices for AAC implementation? Tobii Dynavox provides a free tool, Pathways for Core First, that can help you get started, expand your skill set, and provide best practices for AAC. This course will explore Pathways for Core First using lecture, demonstration, and hands on activities. Case studies and videos will be used to facilitate deeper understanding of the available tools. We will follow the journey of a beginning AAC user as they start their path with AAC and continue to grow their skills. We will also observe how Pathways can be used with more experienced users. In addition, we will discuss the importance of the communication partner and how Pathways supports all those involved in using AAC for successful communication.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:  

·        Describe one resource that is available in each of the six sections of Pathways for Core First

·        Choose and access two resources to benefit a new user of AAC, given a case study

·        Choose and access two resources to support communication and growth of an experienced user of AAC, given a case study

Check-in begins at 12:30 pm

If you are attending both the morning and afternoon trainings, please bring a lunch (including a beverage) as there is only a 30-minute break between sessions.


Farmington Library

508 Third Street

Farmington, MN 55024

Questions?Contact: Dannel Friel 651-776-3731 

Katie Champ 612-418-3259

Program completion requirements: Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.

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This course will be offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.3

Date & Time: Thursday, December 19, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:15 PM CT


Farmington Library  508 Third Street,  Farmington,  Minnesota  55024,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 11

Presenter: Dannel Friel

Dannel Friel, Northeastern MN Solutions Consultant at Tobii Dynavox. She started providing assistive technology support in 1988 at Gillette Children's Hospital and joined Tobii Dynavox in 1997. Dannel's passion is assisting with all things related to AAC including assessment, the funding process, implementation, training and in-services for those supporting children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities.

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