ASHA 2011

Posted on 2011-11-14 10:55:40 by Admin under News

Join Saltillo at ASHA this week, November 17th-19th.  This is your chance to stop by booth 1119 to check out the new NOVA Chat 7 that everyone is talking about. It's a MUST SEE!  

You also have the opportunity to see TouchChat in action on Friday, November 18th at 8am, as our own Belva Holman will give you an overview of this powerful AAC app.  You won't want to miss it!

Click the link for more details.  http://www.asha.org/events/convention/ 


Catalog Casting Call

Posted on 2011-11-01 10:04:02 by Admin under News

Saltillo is looking for pictures of our users for our upcoming catalog. All we ask is that the picture shows the person using the device. 5 pictures will be chosen and those users will receive a $100 prize. Deadline is 11/21 so you only have a few weeks! Submit photos to cara@saltillo.com


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.
 
 

Unique/N2Y

Posted on 2011-09-13 13:34:09 by Admin under News

Saltillo Corporation is proud to announce that you will now be able to obtain interactive Unique Learning System communication pages for the ChatPC Silk and ALT-Chat along with the regular News2You Pages.  N2Y pages are on our website and the Unique communication pages can be obtained at http://unique.n2y.com/members/partner/ .

 Unique Learning System is the ONLY online, dynamic, standards-based curriculum specifically designed for special learners. Subscribers download monthly instructional thematic units of study. Each unit contains 29 lesson plans and downloadable materials that teachers can readily implement into classroom learning activities. All materials are created using SymbolStix graphics. The unit lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks to accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities.

N2Y pages are weekly current events communication pages that improve communication through fun and educational activities for individuals of all ages and abilities.