On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Implementation Workshop - Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say - Kennesaw, Georgia, U.S.

On location training
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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
where an individual can request a motivating object or action. But, what happens
next? What happens when we run out of things to request? What happens when
AAC users seem “bored” by requesting? What happens when the situation doesn’t
allow for requesting?
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:
Following this session, participants will:

  • 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.
For questions contact Ron Steinberg: ron.steinberg@tobiidynavox.com


Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEU Points: 0.5

Date & Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET


Northstar Church  3413 Blue Springs Rd.,  Kennesaw,  Georgia  30144,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 84

Presenter: Holly Schneider

Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP, has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher. After graduating in 2000 with a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology, she began a clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. Currently, Holly is on the Clinical Training & Education Team at Tobii Dynavox where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics. Her most recent publication is in JMSLP (Dec 2010).


This event gives you ASHA CEU´s

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