Communicating Beyond Requesting (West St. Paul, MB) Private

On location training
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? If you are like most people, you probably start with activities that involve an individual requesting a motivating object or action. But what happens next? What happens when we run out of things to request? In this session, we will help you develop specific strategies to go beyond requesting - into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting, expressing opinions, and other important communicative functions. We will use lecture, discussion, video examples, and small-group activities to explore the power of various communicative functions, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies, and specific ways to facilitate communication beyond requesting.

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

  • Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe their communication benefits
  • Identify two communication tools that support interactions beyond requesting
  • List two partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting

This course is being offered for 5.0 CMH (Certification Maintenance Hours).

A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the session.

Check-in begins at 8:00 am


Seven Oaks School Division

Aki Centre

1985 Grassmere Road

West St. Paul, MB R4A 8A8


contact: Danielle Miller 416-568-3342


Course Content Level: Introductory

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM CT


Seven Oaks School Division - Aki Centre  1985 Grassmere Road,  West St. Paul,  Manitoba  R4A 8A8,  Canada

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 15

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.

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