Training Type: Implementation Workshop
Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? If you are like most people, you probably start with activities that involve an individual requesting 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 important 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 Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
Check-in begins at 11:00
Wind Watch Golf and Country Club
1715 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Katy Henry firstname.lastname@example.org 214-885-6294
Priscilla Mezrahi email@example.com 516-580-0050
Participants are expected to be present for the entire session. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.
This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).
Course Content Level: Introductory
ASHA CEUs: 0.5
Date & Time: Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:15 AM - 05:30 PM ET
Location:Wind Watch Golf and Country Club 1715 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, New York 11788, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 1
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.