Snap + Core First Tips and Tricks

On location training
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Training Type: Discovery Lab

Description:

Spend a day inside Tobii Dynavox’s ecosystem for symbol-based communicators.  Tour the Snap + Core First communication software and discover the evidence that informed its goals, organization, and vocabulary.  Experience through hands-on practice how this evidence was brought to reality to support engagement no matter the user’s skill level, literacy level, and experience with Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC).  Learn about supports (free apps and printable materials) that empower communication partners to build skills in use of any AAC (low tech to high tech) in all areas of competence. 
 
Learning Objectives:  Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three evidence-based goals of Snap + Core First and how these goals are demonstrated in the language content and organization of Snap + Core First.
  • Compare the benefits and challenges of location-centered vs. size-centered growth in augmentative and alternative communication.
  • Discuss three support strategies for building communicative competence through augmentative and alternative communication.
Presenter: Bethany Diener MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who is specialized in providing AAC services for adults and children with a variety of diagnoses and in many environments for over 30 years. As the Manager of Implementation Resources for Tobii Dynavox, she participates in product development and creates training and implementation resources.  Bethany is dedicated to encouraging independence and successful use of augmentative-alternative communication by augmented communicators and their partners. 

Venue:   Easter Seals Crossroads.  5th floor (Boardroom).  4740 Kingsway Drive.  Indianapolis, IN  46205

Questions - Contact: Kelsey Reynolds.  email: kelsey.reynolds@tobiidynavox.com  phone: 317-619-3469

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

Course Content Level: Introductory

Date & Time: Saturday, January 05, 2019 09:00 AM - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:00 PM CT

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 35

Presenter: Casey Lacefield

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