2018: Integrating Positive Behavior Supports with AAC (Durham, NC)

On Location Training
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


Course Description:  Behavior is Communication. This workshop will discuss the relationship between challenging behaviors such as running away or hitting, and the communication needs of the individual using AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). We will explore strategies to target positive behaviors using both visual and vocabulary supports integrated in the Snap + Core First software. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to customize, create and share supports within the software to help implement these strategies successfully in a variety of settings.

Learning Objectives: (1) Name one functional behavioral assessment tool. (2) Name two vocabulary strategies that provide replacement to a challenging behavior. (3) List three behavior supports that can be integrated into a high tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication device.

Durham Public Schools
Department of Assistive Technology 
808 Bacon Street

Durham, NC 27703

Contact Jim Tignor
email:  jim.tignor@tobiidynavox.com
phone: 919-830-5134 

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.


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This course will be offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.25

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 08:30 AM - 11:15 AM ET

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 3

Presenter: Leigh Cooley

Leigh joined Tobii Dynavox after spending eight years specializing in the implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) within a school setting. She has prior experience as an educator assistant in elementary and intermediate special education. While at Tobii Dynavox, Leigh spent two years as a regional Sales consultant, working with clients ranging in age from infant to geriatric. Currently, Leigh is a Learning Consultant on the Learning Services team at Tobii Dynavox where she leads the Sales New Hire program in addition to developing and facilitating trainings and implementation resources. She also presents at local, national, and international conferences about AAC topics.

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