On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Compass Overview, Eye Gaze and Communicator 5, Beyond Requesting and Behavior Supports - Maplewood, MN

On location training
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Training Type: Presentations in a Box


Registration - 9:45-10:00

Compass – General Overview - 10:00-11:00

In this session we will review the Compass communication software developed with specific cohorts in mind. We will explore the communication tools that are common to each pageset as well as different language organization layouts and basic steps for customizing content. We will take a deeper dive into three primary pagesets that serve a wide range of communication abilities: Core First, Master Page and All Access. Supporting resources to help plan for implementation in various communication settings will be discussed.   

Communicator 5 Overview 11:00-12:00

In this session we will provide a quick overview of Eye Tracking as a way to access the Communicator 5 communication software. Participants will review the basics of Eye Tracking technology how it can be used to control your computer with your eyes instead of using a traditional keyboard and mouse. Additionally, we will review the Communicator 5 software and the communication profiles that support individuals with complex communication needs.

Lunch Break 12:00-1:00

Beyond Requesting 1:00-2:00

Requesting is an easy way to show the purpose of communication, and we hope the requested items or activities will help our communicators become excited about communication. But, what happens next? What happens when we run out of things to request? What happens when they seem “bored”? 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. 

Compass – Behavioral Supports 2:00-3:00

In this session we will discuss the relationship between communication and the four primary reasons behind challenging behavior. We will describe prevention strategies using a variety of behavior supports and demonstrate these within the software. We will explore vocabulary strategies to replace challenging behavior and review video case studies to increase the understanding of demonstrated behavior supports and techniques. Finally, we will show supporting resources to help plan for implementation in various communication settings.

 Please feel free to stay for a Q&A Session from 3:00-4:00

Please contact Katie Champ at katie.champ@tobiidynavox.com or Dannel Friel at dannel.friel@tobiidynavox.com with questions.

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEU Points: 0.4

Date & Time: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM CT


Caribou Coffee Maplewood  3100 White Bear Avenue North,,  Maplewood,  Minnesota  55109,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 0

Presenter: Katie Champ

Katie has been a consultant with Tobii Dynavox since 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Iowa State University. Katie has had the opportunity to assist speech language pathologists in assistive technology evaluations, and really enjoys providing support and training to therapists and families in the western Minnesota area.

This event gives you ASHA CEU´s

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