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Due to public health concerns about the Covid-19 virus, PRC-Saltillo will only be providing in-person trainings when we can comply with CDC and local guidelines, and we feel we can ensure the health and safety of our hosts, attendees, and trainers. As conditions change, trainings may be moved online, as necessary. If you have questions about PRC-Saltillo trainings, please email info@prc-saltillo.com.


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Due to public health concerns about the Covid-19 virus, PRC-Saltillo will only be providing in-person trainings when we can comply with CDC and local guidelines, and we feel we can ensure the health and safety of our hosts, attendees, and trainers. As conditions change, trainings may be moved online, as necessary. If you have questions about PRC-Saltillo trainings, please email info@prc-saltillo.com.


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Overview

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Language learning occurs in steps. As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your AAC learner develop language and communication. But once they learn the basics of communication, what’s next?  How do we teach them to use more than simple one to three word phrases? How do we teach them pragmatic functions of communication? Join us for that next step: Another Stepping Stone. We will explore simple steps to help you and your child learn to communicate beyond simple phrases, with a focus on targeting functions of communication during everyday activities.

During this session we will outline these steps while playing games with family and friends. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.

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Wed, Jun 15, 2022
8:00pm - 8:30pm
Eastern Time

Free

Beginner



Stepping Stones To A A C
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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify core words to target based on a communicative function
  2. Learn strategies to prompt use of core words in 4-5 word phrases or sentences
  3. Practice modeling responses using core words
     
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Agenda

5 minutes - Welcome and Intro
10 minutes - Discuss and demonstrate strategies
5 minutes - Practice strategies
10 minutes - Reflections and questions
 


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Heather Prenovost, M.S., CCC-SLP

Heather holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Heather has worked in the public schools in St. Paul, MN, Anoka, MN, and now for Saltillo Corporation. For six of those years, she was a member of the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) team for St. Paul Public Schools. She supported students and school teams in middle school, high school and transition programs to evaluate and support the AAC needs in those buildings.

Heather has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has training with PECS, PODD, and a variety of speech-generating devices.

 

Financial: Heather is a salaried employee-owner of PRC-Saltillo.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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Brittany Toney, M.A., CCC-SLP

Brittany earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Miami University in 2009. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, Brittany studied abroad at a language school in Madrid, Spain to improve her Spanish speaking abilities, then went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati in 2012. Prior to joining PRC-Saltillo in December 2019, Brittany served as a speech-language pathologist for over 7 years in the private pediatric sector, serving children ages 18 months to 23 years of age. For 5 years, Brittany worked primarily with children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities at a private school-based treatment facility. Brittany fostered a passion for assisting nonverbal clients in obtaining alternative and augmentative means to communicate, and completed AAC evaluations, directed treatment, as well as implemented classroom programs with school support staff in order to assist students in generalizing skills across environments. In addition, Brittany provided speech-generating device use and implementation trainings to staff, parents, and other service professionals to aid the entire team in understanding AAC, and how to foster independent, functional communication with clients across a variety of settings.

Brittany holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Ohio.

Financial: Brittany Toney is a salaried employee-owner of PRC-Saltillo.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.



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