This course will review elements of implementation to help participants achieve authentic communication with their clients. Participants will learn about communication, a complex multimodal process, involving the interaction of three elements: functions of communication, the environment, and communication partners. This will include a discussion about how to move beyond requesting and what to do as the communication partner. Additionally, participants will learn about the importance of creating communication opportunities, and how to do so for their clients. Examples will be used throughout the seminar and participants will have hands on experience using several tools to help clients achieve authentic communication.Host a Class
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Eastern Standard Time
Participants will be able to:
10 minutes - Introduction/What is Authentic Communication?
25 minutes - Functions of Communication, beyond requesting
15 minutes - The Environment
15 minutes - Communication Partners and their roles
15 minutes - Creating Communication Opportunities
10 minutes - More tips and Tools/Discussion/Conclusion
Stephanie Reed, B.A. COMD-ATACP
Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in the field of AAC with experience in delivering speech/language therapy services to individuals with a variety of disabilities, with emphasis in treating children with Autism and severe communication delays. Stephanie’s past work experiences also includes conducting evaluations and providing implementation and follow-through.
Stephanie’s passion for AAC began 23 years ago when she observed her niece with Cerebral Palsy in Speech Therapy. Stephanie gained a great appreciation of the process that lead her niece to achieve communication, therefore propelling her into a career of Speech Pathology and the world of AAC. Stephanie believes that everyone deserves a voice and to limit one’s language is to limit their world.
Stephanie has provided professional development in the area of AAC for the Texas Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conferences, Texas Assistive Technology Network State Conferences, as well as various school districts, rehabilitation centers and hospitals around the state of Texas focusing on device programming and implementation strategies.
Stephanie holds a bachelor degree in Communication Disorders from Abilene Christian University and the Certificate in Assistive Technology Applications (ATACP) from California State University-Northridge as well as completion of the Adaptive Switch Labs 2-day course “Access or Activations: Rethinking the approach to access and mobility” in 2016 and 2018.
Financial: Stephanie Reed is a salaried employee-owner of PRC-Saltillo.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
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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