On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Supporting High-Tech AAC in the Classroom - Brooklyn Center, MN

On location training
Friday, November 2, 2018

Training Type: Device Training


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 students’ emerging AAC skills, supports growth, and provides opportunities for inclusive interactions with a variety of people.
Through lecture, video examples, and demonstrations using high-tech communication software, participants will explore a variety of ways to progress student communication, and social and academic goals. Assessment tools, communication partner techniques, implementation strategies, and resources will be introduced to support inclusion and successful use of AAC in the classroom.
Participants will leave with new ideas, strategies and resources to use the next day in their classrooms!
Learning Outcomes:
1.     Define augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and describe how it can be used to address student communication, social and academic goals.
2.     Name and describe two broad types of vocabulary needed for classroom participation.

  1. List two or more communication partner strategies to support successful participation in the classroom.

Certificates of Attendance will be available to use as continuing education documentation for clinical maintenance hours.

Dannel Friel at dannel.friel@tobiidynavox.com  or Katie Champ at katie.champ@tobiidynavox.com

Course Content Level: Introductory

Date & Time: Friday, November 02, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM CT


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

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 50

Presenter: Dannel Friel

Dannel Friel, Northeastern MN Solutions Consultant at Tobii Dynavox. She started providing assistive technology support in 1988 at Gillette Children's Hospital and joined Tobii Dynavox in 1997. Dannel's passion is assisting with all things related to AAC including assessment, the funding process, implementation, training and in-services for those supporting children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities.


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