On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say

On location training
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Training Type: Implementation Workshop

Description:

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 be able to:

● Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe why they are powerful.
● Identify messages and corresponding communicative functions within motivating
● 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 additional information please contact Matthew Ferlito at 518-545-8526

Room Location: 1st Floor Conference Rooms

Course Content Level: Intermediate

ASHA CEU Points: 0.5

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ET

Location:

Center for Disability Services - Albany NY  22 Corporate Woods Blvd.,  Albany,  New York  12211,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 0

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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