Communicating Beyond Requesting (Syracuse, NY) Private

On Location Training
Friday, June 28, 2019

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: 

  • Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe their communication benefits
  • Identify two communication tools that support interactions beyond requesting
  • List two partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting

This course is being offered for 5.0 CMH (Certification Maintenance Hours).

A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the session.

Check-in begins at 8:15 am

Location: Syracuse Central SD

Professional Development Center

1005 West Fayette Street - Suite 1D 

Syracuse, NY 13204

Questions? contact: Susan Trumble 585-490-0945 


Course Content Level: Introductory

Date & Time: Friday, June 28, 2019 08:15 AM - 02:45 PM ET


Syracuse Central SD Professional Development Center  1005 West Fayette Street,  Syracuse,  New York  13204,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 32

Presenter: Karen Rodgers

Karen Rodgers M.S., CCC-SLP has many years of experience in the rehabilitation setting providing assessment, therapy, and consultation to pediatrics and adults with wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. A primary focus for practice includes the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and supporting her patients’ successful communication. Karen is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.

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