On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Implementation Workshop Beyond Requesting: I have more to say - Poulsbo, WA

On location training
Thursday, May 17, 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.
Presenter: Lindsey Frohn, M.S., CCC-SLP.  Lindsey has worked in a rehabilitation hospital for over 6 years as a pediatric speech-language pathologist.  While working with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders, she developed a passion for AAC to increase her patients’ abilities to communicate successfully. She is presently a member of the Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.

Location:  North Kitsap School District, 18360 NE Caldart Avenue, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Please contact Kristine Bengen  with questions at kristine.bengen@tobiidynavox.com or (360)-319-0394

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Date & Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM PT

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 2

Presenter: Lindsey Frohn

This event is offered for ASHA CEUs

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