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Closing the Gap

Posted on 2011-09-02 10:26:53 by Admin under News

Please join us October 12-14 at the 29th annual Closing the Gap Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Use this exhibition pass to stop by our booth (#201) free of charge on Friday, October 14th, from 9a-1:30p.


For more information about location, registration, presentations, etc., visit the Closing the Gap, website at http://www.closingthegap.com/conference/ .

Don't miss the following presentations:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Out and About, AAC in the Community: Working with Vendors to Start Your Own Group

Time: 8am to 9am
By: Kristen Klenk, Occupational Therapist, Glendale Elementary School District, Glendale, AZ: Caroline Musselwhite, AT Consultant, AAC Intervention, Litchfield Park, AZ; Jane Odom, Educational Segment Manager, Prentke Romich Company, Surprise, AZ; Cory Sneeringer, Sales Consultant, Maricopa Children, DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, Cave Creek, AZ; Deanna Wagner, SLP, AT Specialist, Madison Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ; Jean Walsh, AAC Consultant, Saltillo Corporation, Black Hawk CO.

In previous years, we have reported success stories about AAC community groups, and participants have wistfully observed that they would LOVE to replicate "Out and About" but simply can not seem to get started. Thinking about doing it alone can be incredibly overwhelming. Don't forget one of your biggest local resources - vendor representatives in your area. Sometimes all it takes is asking the right questions, such as: Where do I find users/mentors/ambassadors? Where can we meet? What happens if more than one system crashes at the same time? Come learn the answers to these and other questions.

TouchChat: The New Communication Solution for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad

Time: 11am to 12pm
By: Belva Holman, Assistive Technology Consultant, Saltillo Corporation and Nancy Inman, SLP, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.

During this presentation, we will discuss the new Silver Kite TouchChat communication application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Many questions surround the communication applications for the Apple hardware platforms. Who would TouchChat be appropriate for? How could it be implemented in a school setting to build language? Will the vocabulary meet the client's needs? Would it be a suitable alternative to the more expensive communication devices? Join us to discuss this new application and see how it can benefit individuals who need an AAC device.