This workshop will present research-based techniques to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education. Participants will learn about communication and communication characteristics common to both partners, how to increase communication by modifying their own behaviors, and six techniques to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Participants will view video scenarios of various communication partner roles and communication contexts, as well as situations they may encounter on a regular basis with the individual using the SGD. Note: This is a two part series. In order to gain the most knowledge and experience, it is recommended you take both seminars.