On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say (REGISTRATION FULL)

On location training
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Training Type: Implementation Workshop

Description:

Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)?  If you are like most people, you probably start with activities where an individual can request a motivating object or action. But, what happens next?  What happens when we run out of things to request?  What happens when AAC users seem “bored” by requesting? What happens when the situation doesn’t allow for requesting?

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 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 Objectives: Following this session, participants  will be able to:

  • Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe why they are powerful.
  • Identify messages and corresponding communicative functions within motivating
  • List 2 partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting.
  • Develop a plan to teach at least one communicative function to an individual using AAC in an everyday setting.

Course Content Level: Intermediate

ASHA CEU Points: 0.5

Date & Time: Thursday, February 25, 2016 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM CT

Location:

Brookdale Library  6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy,  Brooklyn Center,  Minnesota  55430,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: -12

Presenter: Stephanie Ekis

Stephanie Ekis, MS CCC-SLP is the Manager of Education and Training at Tobii Dynavox. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Louisville and became a practicing Speech Pathologist in 1993. Stephanie has provided assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities for over 20 years. Stephanie’s current responsibilities include customer training development, implementation consulting and new product development. Stephanie is dedicated to innovation in the field of AAC. She has a deep interest in helping augmented communicators and their support teams as they move through the assessment process as well as identifying practical implementation strategies to help overcome communication barriers in their everyday lives.

This event gives you ASHA CEU´s

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