Tobii Dynavox: Empowering Communication and Literacy (Calgary, AB)

On location training
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Training Type: Implementation Workshop

Description:

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 attendees


At the completion of the training, there will be an optional hands-on session from 4:00 - 5:00


Location:

Four Points Sheraton Calgary Airport

Willow Ballroom

2875-2855 Sundridgeway NE

Calgary, AB T1Y 7K7


Questions?

Contact: Charles Poeppelman charles.poeppelman@tobiidynavox.com  937-507-5421


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 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.55

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM MT

Location:

Four Points Sheraton Calgary Airport  2875-2855 Sundridgeway NE,  Calgary,  Alberta  AB T1Y 7K7,  Canada

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 59

Presenter: Karen Rodgers

Karen Rodgers M.S., CCC-SLP has many years of experience in the rehabilitation setting providing assessment, therapy, and consultation to pediatrics and adults with wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. A primary focus for practice includes the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and supporting her patients’ successful communication. Karen is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.

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