The Tobii Dynavox Learning Lounge - Power Up!

The Learning Lounge is Back for the Third Year in a Row!

The Tobii Dynavox Learning Lounge – the place where you go to get even MORE hand- and eyes-on with our products –is back! If you’re not familiar with The Learning Lounge, it is available for you to pop in and out of to get extra time with our products and to speak in-depth with our knowledgeable staff. In addition, you can sign-up for various mini-sessions hosted by our training staff, sales representatives, and even some Tobii Dynavox thought leaders. This year’s topics will empower you to Power Up and take your device use and knowledge to the next level – topics range from AAC 101, to Core First, and even funding.

Pre-register for one, or all, of our exclusive mini-sessions taking place in our Tobii Dynavox Learning Lounge. Scroll through the listings below for details and to register!

Tobii Dynavox Learning Lounge Sessions

Title

Description

Date and Time

Presentor

Funding Speech Generating Devices: Tips, Tricks, and Resources

This presentation provides Speech Language Pathologists with continuing education on the Medicare guidelines for a speech language evaluation and report writing for speech generating devices. A detailed description of the Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD) guideline was provided. A description of report criteria with compliant examples was provided.

  • Tips to successful report writing for funding
  • The 411 on funding
  • Know what’s important in writing your funding reports

Thursday, February 1

Presentation: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Jaime Dawson

Supporting Language and Literacy Learning for All Students

Help your students learn the meaning, use, and placement of high frequency core words on their AAC system. Boardmaker Core First Learning is a web-based program delivered through Boardmaker Online that provides an instructional sequence using a series of reading, writing, and language activities that complement each other.

  • Teaching Core Words
  • Implementing Core Word approach in the Classroom
  • Evidence Based Approach to Teaching Core Words

Thursday, February 1

Presentation: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Hands On: 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Maureen Donnelly


Marleah Herman-Umpleby

Delivering engaging and fun instructional materials to students with special needs

If you are looking for new ways to deliver print and interactive instructional materials for your students, then this is the session for you! Learn how to deliver personalized instruction and therapy while also measuring student progress.

  • Create universal teaching supports in the classroom
  • Classroom curriculum tools to support all learners in the classroom
  • Provide creative instruction materials to support any classroom curriculum

Thursday, February 1

Presentation: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Hands On: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Sandy Klindworth 

Eye Tracking 101: The Basics

This session will highlight tips and tricks needed to support successful use of eye tracking technology. Participants will explore strategies for device positioning, calibration and set up settings.

  • Eye Tracking: Start Here
  • Eye Tracking tools for individuals new to eye gaze
  • Review with us the basics to eye gaze success

Thursday, February, 1

Presentation: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Hands on: 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Dani Mohn


Patrick Brune

Literacy, Engagement and Growth with Snap + Core First

In this session we will provide an overview of the Tobii Dynavox Snap + Core First communication software. Core First focuses on growth and literacy development while successfully supporting communication engagement and providing all the tools to support users across all skill levels and competencies.

  • Building a robust communication system with Snap + Core First
  • Growing your core with Snap + Core First
  • Snap + Core First built on evidence based research and support.
  • Review the 3 pillars of Communication Success with Snap + Core First

Thursday, February 1 

Presentation: 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Hands On: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Marleah Herman-Umpleby

Jumpstart Communication and Language Learning with Pathways

Pathways, a free companion app, is ideal for parents, care givers, and communication partners looking for expert guidance and best practices for engaging Snap + Core First users. Pathways will help you teach skills through video examples, lesson plans, interactive goals grid for tracking progress and addressing behavioral challenges, and a suite of supporting digital and printable materials to help you along the way.

  • Core Word approach; Where do I start?
  • Pathways companion app; A guide to communication succss with Snap + Core First
  • Resources, Resources, and more Resources in our free Snap + Core First companion app

Thursday, February 1

Presentation: 5:00pm – 5:30pm

Hands On: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Stephanie Ekis

10 Tips for Supporting Students Who Use Eye Gaze: Engagement, Exploration and Expression

Participants will explore specific considerations to make when identifying potential candidates for eye tracking technology and discuss practical strategies to support learning, communication and independence. Using video examples and case studies, the following key tips will be highlighted: Calibrate with caution. In order for eye tracking to work as accurately as possible, the eye tracker must

  • Review how to best support eye gaze technology in the classroom.
  • Supporting learning in the classroom with eye gaze technology
  • Explore communication options through eye gaze support

Friday, February 2

Presentation: 10:30am - 11:00am

Hands On: 11:00am – 11:30am

Dani Mohn

Patrick Brune

Literacy, Engagement and Growth with Snap + Core First

In this session we will provide an overview of the Tobii Dynavox Snap + Core First communication software. Core First focuses on growth and literacy development while successfully supporting communication engagement and providing all the tools to support users across all skill levels and competencies.

  • Building a robust communication system with Snap + Core First
  • Growing your core with Snap + Core First
  • Snap + Core First built on evidence based research and support.
  • Review the 3 pillars of Communication Success with Snap + Core First

Friday, February 2

Presentation: 11:30am – 12:00pm

Hands On: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Marleah Herman-Umpleby

Jumpstart Communication and Language Learning with Pathways Pathways, a free companion app, is ideal for parents, care givers, and communication partners looking for expert guidance and best practices for engaging Snap + Core First users. Pathways will help you teach skills through video examples, lesson plans, interactive goals grid for tracking progress and addressing behavioral challenges, and a suite of supporting digital and printable materials to help you along the way.
  • Core Word approach; Where do I start?
  • Pathways companion app; A guide to communication succss with Snap + Core First
  • Resources, Resources, and more Resources in our free Snap + Core First companion app

Friday, February 2

Presentation: 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Hands On: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Stephanie Ekis

Boardmaker 101

Do you like to make your own individualized materials to support your students’ communication, behavior, and curricular needs, or do you prefer to save time by using standards-aligned materials that are already made?  Boardmaker Online lets you do either or both, with printable AND onscreen, data-collecting activities for instruction, therapy, and practice.   

  • Create your own print and interactive materials
  • Provide instruction that is fun and engaging
  • Monitor student progress

Friday, February 2

Presentation: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Sandy Klindworth

Erica Mbangamoh

Supporting Communication, Inclusion and Independence

Keep up with what's new at Tobii Dynavox. Join us as we take a tour of our product line. Technology to enhance communication, access and independence for both children and adults will be explored. Come see the new Indi and I-110 and explore snap core first .

  • Explore the Tobii Dynavox family of products
  • Tobii Dynavox providing new technology for new opportunities for Communication Inclusion and Growth.
  • What’s new at Tobii Dynavox; There’s lots to explore!

Friday, February 2

Presentation: 4:00pm – 4:30pm

David Lee

Anders Mathisen

Patrick Brune

Snap + Core First: Spanish

Tobii Dynavox is happy to announce the release of the bilingual English/Spanish page set in the release of Snap + Core First 1.2. This allows individuals who use AAC access to a page set with both Spanish and English options, switching between the two with a single button hit. Attend this presentation to learn more about this exciting page set.

  • A page set designed to meet the unique communication needs of bilingual individuals.
  • Explore communication options for Spanish speaking individuals who use AAC

Friday, February 2

Presentation: 4:45pm - 5:15pm

Yuichi Tamano

Casey Stading

   

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