On location training with Tobii Dynavox

From Assessment to Implementation: Innovative Strategies for AAC Service Delivery

On location training
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Training Type: Implementation Workshop

Description:

Innovation in technology combined with the latest AAC research has enabled individuals with significant communication challenges to access powerful tools for interactive and efficient communication. This session will address the design strategies, development process and research behind the Tobii Dynavox product communication content. Participants will explore both Compass and Communicator software and learn the purpose and function of each communication tool and learn the key elements for successful AAC assessment, planning and implementation. Design considerations for specific target conditions (e.g., autism, aphasia, ALS, etc.) will also be demonstrated and discussed.

Using video examples, case studies and relevant research, participants will explore how the communication tools found in both the Compass and Communicator page sets can be used to support language and literacy development, social participation and efficient communication. Participants will leave with a collection of practical ideas and tools that can be immediately implemented with individuals of various ages, abilities, and communication levels.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

● Identify key elements of the content design process. 
● Describe 3 research articles that influenced the content design on the Compass and Communicator page sets.
● Compare and contrast efficiency and precision communication tools.
● Locate evaluation and therapy resources to support effective AAC service delivery.

Additional Details:
Location: Early Childhood Education Center, San Mateo County Office of Education
Address: 65 Tower Road, San Mateo, California 94402
Phone: 650-573-4010
Cost: FREE (Lunch will be provided)

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For additional information, please contact Stephanie Ekis at Stephanie.@Ekis@tobiidynavox.com

Course Content Level: Intermediate

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM PT

Location:

San Mateo County Office of Education  101 Twin Dolphin Drive,  Redwood City,  California  94065,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 2

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 is offered for ASHA CEUs

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