On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Implementation Workshop: Supporting High-Tech Augmentative & Alternative Communication in the Classroom - Savannah, GA.

On location training
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


Course Description:  “Our view is that competence should be presumed, with the burden on the teachers and others around the person to find ways of helping the person communicate” (Rubin et al, 2001).  As clinicians, teachers, aides, and parents, we all seek the measure of success in the classroom that ensures a more inclusive environment; one that fosters these students’ emerging AAC skills, supports growth and provides opportunities for inclusive interactions with a variety of people.

This workshop is designed to walk you through incorporating the building blocks for success using AAC in the classroom to support communication, participation and positive behavior. Throughout the day, we will gather information specific to your AAC user. By the end of the day, you will have created one lesson/teaching plan supporting the use of AAC during an academic activity. You will leave this session with specific strategies, plans, and resources to use when you return to your classroom, and new ideas for teaching others to better support the use of AAC!

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•    Define AAC and describe how it can be used to address student communication, social and academic goals.
•    Name and describe two broad types of vocabulary needed for classroom participation.
•    Create at least two lesson/teaching plans to support the use of AAC in classroom academic and transactional activities.

For more information, please email david.pridgen@tobiidynavox.com.

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET


Coastal Center for Developmental Services  1249 Eisenhower Drive,  Savannah,  Georgia  31406,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 0

Presenter: Patrick Brune

Patrick Brune, MS CCC-SLP, has over 25 years of clinical experience in the area of AAC. He has been working with Tobii Dynavox for the past 7 years and is part of their Training and Implementation team. His focus has been on developing tools and supports that create successful communication opportunities for all our customers. Patrick has presented at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics.

This event is offered for ASHA CEUs

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