On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Implementation Workshop Beyond Requesting: I Have More to Say (private: Sp/Hrng Assoc.Westfield, NJ)

On location training
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


Course 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?  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:  Upon completion, 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 activities.
  • 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.
Questions? Contact David Goldberg. Email:   David.goldberg@tobiidynavox.com    Cell: 609-462-2548

Program Completion Requirements:  Participants are expected to be present for the entire program.  Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs.  No partial credit will be provided. 

Presenter: Loyal Truong, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP has prior experience as an AAC evaluator and trainer serving clients in Los Angeles and Orange County. As a speech language pathologist and assistive technology professional he served children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, ALS, Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord injury and other medically complex needs focusing on communication and computer access. Loyal is a member of the Tobii Dynavox the Learning Services Team.

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET


Speech and Hearing Associates  121 South Euclid Ave,  Westfield,  New Jersey  07090,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Presenter: Loyal Truong

Loyal has prior experience as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluator and trainer serving clients of the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center in Los Angeles and the Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC) in Orange County, California. As a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Loyal served children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, ALS, Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord injury, and other medically complex needs focusing on communication and computer access. Loyal’s passion for his clients and AAC technology led him to the Learning Services Team at Tobii Dynavox where he currently supports internal and external customer training and implementation needs as a Learning Consultant.


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