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ATIA Chicago 2011

Posted on 2011-10-25 15:47:23 by Admin under News
Come and see our products, including the new NOVA chat 7 in action at ATIA Chicago, November 3-5.  Also be sure to check out these three amazing sessions.

1. Specialized Curriculum and Augmentative Communication: Putting the Pieces Together, Friday, November 4, 9:15-10:15 AM
Learn how to create classroom environments rich in AAC opportunities and educational learning. This collaborative presentation utilizes N2Y's News-2-You educational content paired with Saltillo's dynamic communication devices. Together they provide practical solutions to increase device use while improving overall academic knowledge

2. Practical Strategies, Games and Activities for Teaching PalmChat and MultiChat!, Friday, November 4, 3:25-3:45 PM
How can I teach the AAC Device Vocabulary to my user? If you struggle with this question and if you have AAC users with the popular PalmChat or MultiChat Vocabularies come to this session and get some tips. The presenters will show some proven ways to use the device in everyday settings that allow a user to learn the vocabularies and no more boring drill! You will see videos of actual users in a variety of settings. These techniques have started from real teachers and SLP's struggling with this very concept. Learn from their experience. A CD will be given at this session that has several activities included
3. Help Me Do That: Using Core Vocabulary in Saltillo and PRC Devices, Saturday, November 5, 8-9 AM
Core vocabulary is well understood to be essential in providing AAC services.  This has been documented across device companies, research studies, and clinical papers.  This presentation will use the expertise of three clinicians to explore differences in representing core vocabulary on PRC and Saltillo AAC devices. A school-based clinician will share her experiences of assessment and implementation using different levels of core vocabulary on different AAC devices. Two consultants will highlight the differences between four vocabulary systems: The MultiChat and PalmChat (Saltillo Corporation) and Unity 1-hit and Unity Sequenced (Prentke Romich Company).  Case studies and videos of children using various AAC devices/ vocabulary systems will be presented, demonstrating how to implement core vocabulary across a wide range of language abilities.