Training Type: Discovery Lab
Are you a therapist, parent, or teacher that is new to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)? Are you familiar with AAC but feeling stuck in your approach? Do you need to expand your knowledge of best practices for AAC implementation? Tobii Dynavox provides a free tool, Pathways for Core First, that can help you get started, expand your skill set, and provide best practices for AAC. This course will explore Pathways for Core First using lecture, demonstration, and hands on activities. Case studies and videos will be used to facilitate deeper understanding of the available tools. We will follow the journey of a beginning AAC user as they start their path with AAC and continue to grow their skills. We will also observe how Pathways can be used with more experienced users. In addition, we will discuss the importance of the communication partner and how Pathways supports all those involved in using AAC for successful communication.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
· Describe one resource that is available in each of the six sections of Pathways for Core First
· Choose and access two resources to benefit a new user of AAC, given a case study
· Choose and access two resources to support communication and growth of an experienced user of AAC, given a case study
NOTE: All attendees must arrive with a valid government-issued ID card
Check-in begins at 12:15 pm
Location: MISO Center
Razorback, Crimson Tide, and Volunteer rooms
1700 Centerview Drive
Little Rock, AR 72211
Contact: Stacii O'Donald
Program completion requirements: 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.
Course Content Level: Introductory
ASHA CEUs: 0.3
Date & Time: Friday, August 02, 2019 12:45 PM - 04:00 PM CT
Location:MISO Center 1700 Centerview Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 50
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.