Training Type: Implementation Workshop
Join us as we explore evidence-based approaches for supporting both communication and literacy development for children with complex communication needs. We will discuss Snap Core First communication software and associated Tobii Dynavox literacy tools to support symbol-based communicators and their communication partners. We will target specific strategies that can positively impact engagement, literacy, and growth. Following the course, you will have an opportunity to visit our AAC stations for hands-on application.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
· Discuss how AAC impacts language development, literacy and social skills
· Identify the five key communication tools in a robust AAC solution
· Identify how Snap Core First supports growth, engagement and literacy
· Discuss three key implementation strategies to support AAC users
· Identify three steps for supporting shared reading to increase literacy
Check-in begins at 8:00 am
Complimentary lunch will be provided to all attendees
At the completion of the training, there will be an optional hands-on session from 4:00 - 5:00
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
Junior Ball Room and Hamilton Foyer for registration
50 Warren Street
Lowell. MA 01952
Contact: Kathleen Tehrany email@example.com 774-462-8236
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.
This course will be offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).
Course Content Level: Introductory
ASHA CEUs: 0.55
Date & Time: Friday, January 24, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET
Location:University of Massachusetts Lowell 50 Warren Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01952, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: -6
Presenter: Lisa Geary
Lisa M. Geary, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 25 years’ experience in speech-language therapy, teaching, and supervision. She previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor in a university setting where she taught clinical and didactic courses including the graduate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) class. Lisa also worked for many years in the public school, private practice, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Lisa is currently a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Team where she develops and conducts trainings for professionals and customers.