On location training with Tobii Dynavox

Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say

On location training
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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 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 Allison Delgado at (412) 222-4102 or Kerry Sands at (412) 209-6590

Course Content Level: Intermediate

ASHA CEU Points: 0.5

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM MT


Hyatt Place Grand Prairie  N State, 1542 TX-360,  Grand Prairie,  Texas  75050,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 8

Presenter: Patrick Brune

Patrick Brune, MS CCC-SLP, has over 25 years of clinical experience in the area of AAC. He has been working with Tobii Dynavox for the past 7 years and is part of their Training and Implementation team. His focus has been on developing tools and supports that create successful communication opportunities for all our customers. Patrick has presented at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics.


This event gives you ASHA CEU´s

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