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ATIA Orlando 2013

Posted on 2013-01-09 14:11:46 by Admin under News

If you are heading down to ATIA Orlando in a few weeks, you'll defnitely want to stop by booth #812 for a chance to enter our HUGE giveaway.  I'm not kidding- we are giving away something that we have never given away before!  You won't want to miss it!

When you aren't at booth #812 entering for your chance to win that amazing prize, you'll want to make sure to check out these very helpful and educational sessions:

Thursday, January 31

 

9:20-10:20am,  By the Way, I Use a Communication Device

 

Session Code: CATT-05

Venue: Caribe Royale All-Suites Convention Center

Room: Bonaire 2

Young adults with cognitive impairments and who use AAC devices maximize self-expression by customizing AAC through integrating mobile technology and apps. Community partners provide opportunities to form new relationships and engagement in diverse activities. AAC users are now exploring their identities and becoming integrated members of caring communities. Jamel collaborated with a Pace University Service-Learning partner to create an iMovie showcasing his talents as a writer and dancer. Jamel states he is now defined by these “non-speaking” activities. Adil is employed part-time at a national department store and serves as a Saltillo Ambassador. He is now a role model for younger AAC users by raising awareness of the possibilities of their lives. Adil is now a young man defined by his hard work, winning personality and Muslim faith. At home, Adil uses an Ipad and “Skypes” to stay in touch with his family in Pakistan.

Primary Speaker : Lorraine Cohen, CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist, AHRC New York City

Co-Speaker : Karen Deckman, Assistive Technology Specialist, Saltillo Corporation

 

1:15-2:15pm, AAC Device Implementation in the School Setting with Saltillo

Session Code:  AAC-13

Venue: Caribe Royale All-Suites Convention Center

Room: Bonaire 7

AAC Device implementation should be a simple process. Many times, a device is placed with a child in a school setting without proper team training beforehand. This leads to confusion and frustration not only with the child who requires the device to communicate, but also for the team who is supporting him. During this presentation, we will focus on simple ways to implement the AAC device in the school setting.

Co-Speaker : Elisa Robinson, Assistive Technology Consultant, Saltillo Corporation

 

 

Friday, February 1

 

3-5pm, Building Relationships through the Tools of Communication

Session Code:  AAC-66

Venue: Caribe Royale All-Suites Convention Center

Room: Poster 9

AAC has become more of a requesting tool, and therefore people that use AAC are having a difficult time seeing the big picture. This has caused expectations for people with a complex communication disability to be low. I believe AAC is so much bigger. I believe AAC gives a person a chance to be educated. It gives a person a chance to build relationships. Those relationships develop into a great community. That community helps and support you. AAC gives you the chance to live life to the fullest!

Primary Speaker : Chris Klein, President, BeCOME AAC

Speaker : Lisa Timm, Saltillo Corporation, Board member BeCOME AAC

 

Saturday, February 2

 

8-9am, WordPower for the TouchChat App and New NOVA Chat Devices

Session Code:   AAC-49

Venue: Caribe Royale All-Suites Convention Center

Room: Bonaire 8

This session will provide an in-depth overview of the WordPower and ChatPower AAC vocabularies that have been designed for the TouchChat App and the new NOVA Chat devices. New WordPower vocabularies will be reviewed, including those with 24, 30, 42, 48, and 80-locations. Various access strategies including manipulation of touchscreen sensitivity, and scanning will be explained and demonstrated. Unique features for TouchChat and NOVA chat vocabularies such as use of "gestures," sharing/copying information from the WordPower vocabulary to a document, email and Facebook will be demonstrated.

Primary Speaker : Nancy Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP, Program Manager for Assistive Technology Department, Kennedy Krieger Institute

 


NOVA Chat Trainings now available as Recorded Webinars

Posted on 2012-12-05 10:19:41 by Admin under News

We are excited to announce that all of our NOVA Chat Training Webinars are now recorded and posted here. You can watch them at your leisure!  If you would prefer to attend a live training session so you can ask questions, please visit our live trainings page for upcoming dates and times.

Note: ASHA CEU's are NOT available for the recorded webinars. You must attend one of the live trainings to submit for CEU's.


New Nova Chat 1.5.0 Software Update

Posted on 2012-11-30 11:43:21 by Admin under News
The new NOVA chat software update 1.5.0 has been released. It includes more font sizes, improved imported picture quality, an option to choose whether you want to use the amplifier, a WordPower 48 keyboard that will work with a keyguard and a couple of bug fixes.

 

 
NOTE: Software updates must be done sequentially. 

New English/Spanish America NOVA Chats are here!

Posted on 2012-11-14 12:47:22 by Admin under News

Saltillo is so excited to announce that we are now able to offer all of the NOVA Chats (5, 7 & 10 inch) in an English/Spanish America version!  These English/Spanish America NOVA chat’s are now available for an additional $200.  The English/Spanish America NOVA Chat contains all of the original English Vocabulary files plus 6 English/Spanish America Vocabulary Files.

You will get to choose one synthesizer at time of purchase for the English/Spanish America systems.  If Acapela is chosen instead of Ivona, there will not be a charge for Acapela since it will be the only synthesizer and not an additional synthesizer.

Spanish Acapela voice options include:

  • Antonio (Adult Male ESP)
  • Maria (Adult Female, ESP)
  • Rosa (Adult Female, USA)

Spanish Ivona voice options include:

  • Conchita (Adulto Femenino, ESP)
  • Enrique ( Adulto Masculine, ESP)
  • Miguel (Adulto Masculine, USA)
  • Penelope (Adulto Femenino, USA)

Click here to learn more about the English/Spanish America Vocabulary files.  If you are interested in ordering an English/Spanish America NOVA Chat, please click here to be directed to the Silver-Kite site.