This presentation will discuss the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessment process, considering the strengths and needs of an individual in order to identify the features of an appropriate AAC system. Assessment models will be briefly discussed and the steps of the assessment process will be outlined. Participants will identify the benefits of matching the technology to an individual's needs rather than matching the individual to the technology.Host a Class
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Eastern Standard Time
Participants will be able to:
15 minutes - Introduction and Goals
15 minutes - Assessment models - Expert Model vs. the Capacity Building Model
45 minutes - AAC Feature Match
15 minutes - Arranging the Trial
Heather Miller Schwarz, M.S., CCC-SLP
Heather is a Speech-Language Pathologist with 18 years of experience working with individuals with complex communication needs. She has had experiences in public school, private practice and non-profit settings and has participated as a member of the IEP and assistive technology teams. Currently, she is the Assistive Technology Lead for Collaborations and Trainings at UCP Seguin-Infinitec where she collaborates with IEP teams to provide augmentative and alternative communication support through student assessment and communication partner training and coaching. Heather has presented at numerous local conferences in Illinois in addition to Closing the Gap and the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conferences.
Financial: Heather Miller Schwarz received compensation from UCP Seguin - Infinitec for providing this training.
Non-Financial: Heather Miller Schwarz received no compensation from Saltillo Corporation for this presentation. She does not have any other non-financial disclosures pertaining to the presentation of this webinar.
Live online classes: Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter, participate for the entire duration of the class, and pass a post-test with 80% accuracy or higher. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted.
In-person classes: All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.
Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.
An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information: www.asha.org
PRC-Saltillo licenses a patented technology that is in PRC-Saltillo products trademarked as Accent®, ChatFusion™, NovaChat®, PRiO®, TouchChat®, TouchChat® Express, Look™, NuEye®, and NuPoint®, as well as software (CoreScanner™, Essence®, VocabPC™, MultiChat15, UNIDAD®, Unity®, WordPower™, LAMP Words for Life®, LAMP Words for Life® - Spanish/English, LAMP Words for Life® - VI, TouchChat® app), and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC-Saltillo also has registered five websites, aacapps.com, aaclanguagelab.com, exploreaac.com, realizelanguage.com, and touchchatapp.com. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products/softwares/websites.
PRC presentations will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, Look, NuPoint, Unity, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, LAMP Words for Life - Sp/En, LAMP Words for Life - VI, CoreScanner, Essence, WordPower, Explore AAC, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.
Saltillo presentations will focus exclusively on ChatFusion, NovaChat, TouchChat, VocabPC, MultiChat15, WordPower, TouchChat app, Explore AAC, or TouchChat website.
WordPower is a trademark of Inman Innovations, Inc; © 2001-2019; All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of PRC-Saltillo. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
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