Product Trainings

More Than Just a Pretty Chart: Realizing the Power of Data Logging

  • January 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Price: Free

As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Imagine how helpful it would be to actually see the words being used and the progress being made by people who use a speech generating devices (e.g., NOVA chat, Chat Fusion). This course offers one possible approach to help visualize such data through the use of data logging and Realize Language, a subscription-based web tool. Participants will learn the what, why, and how of data logging, an available feature within Saltillo’s Chat Software and the TouchChat application. This will include a discussion about how to use Realize Language in order to visualize and communicate the information in a more efficient and meaningful way. Case study examples will be used to illustrate how visualizing the data can have positive impacts on team communication, intervention planning, and progress monitoring. Discussion will include ideas for putting it into practice as well as identifying possible barriers and benefits of using data logging.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Participants will be able to define data logging.
2. Participants will be able to describe how to turn on and use the data logging feature within the Saltillo Chat software and TouchChat application.
3. Participants will be able to identify 3 different ways that the data can be visualized using Realize Language.
4. Participants will identify 3 possible benefits to using data logging.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Customizing Your Chat Device- Part 2

  • January 26, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Price: Free

This webinar will provide advanced training on customizing vocabulary available on Saltillo’s Chat devices.

Participants will learn how to create, import and edit pages and link buttons to pages. Transferring files back and forth to/from Chat Editor and device, and downloading/importing News-2-You and Unique pages from the Saltillo website will also be reviewed.


Learning Outcomes:


1. Participants will be able to download News-2-You pages from the Saltillo website and transfer them onto the device.
2. Participants will create new pages and link to them.
3. Participants will create a new vocabulary from scratch.
4. Participants will import pages from other vocabularies.
5. Participants will be able to perform file export/syncing with Chat Editor and device.


**It is suggested that you have your Nova Chat/Chat Fusion device in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.


Explore Chat Editor: Saltillo’s Companion Software

  • February 1, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Price: Free

This course will review and explore the features and functions of Chat Editor.

Chat Editor is a free companion program for the Saltillo line of devices (i.e. NOVA chat, Chat Fusion, and TouchChat Express), as well as the TouchChat Application. It is available as a download on your Windows desktop or laptop computer. Participants will learn how to install, set up a configuration, customize a vocabulary, and back up a customized file using Chat Editor. Chat Editor offers an added bonus of customizing a vocabulary file without taking the device away from the user and easily transferring the file at a convenient time. Additionally, participants will observe how to quickly utilize the capture tool to create a button sequence that can be used in visual supports.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to define Chat Editor.
2. Participants will be able to identify how to obtain Chat Editor.
3. Participants will be able to list components of a configuration.
4. Participants will be able to demonstrate how to customize a vocabulary file.
5. Participants will be able to explain how to back up a customized vocabulary file.


** It is suggested that participants have a Windows computer with the most up to date Chat Editor software downloaded. You can find the download here. https://saltillo.com/products#chat-editor

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Getting to Know Saltillo

  • February 8, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Price: Free

This course will introduce you to Saltillo Corporation and its communication solutions (i.e., NOVA Chat, Chat Fusion, Touch Chat Express, and the TouchChat App).

Participants will learn about the different vocabulary options available, which can easily be customized to meet your client’s needs. A demonstration of customization and use of the devices will be included, along with hands on experience. Key software and hardware features will be discussed. Participants will also learn about the many free resources Saltillo offers including the Chat Editor companion software, online implementation materials, funding support, webinars, and more!

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1. Participants will identify the various communication solutions offered by Saltillo.
2. Participants will identify the available access methods (e.g., direct selection, scanning, head pointing).
3. Participants will list available vocabulary files within the Chat Software.
4. Participants will identify AAC implementation resources available through Saltillo.
5. Participants will identify software features available within the Chat Software.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Customizing Your Chat Device- Part 1

  • February 15, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Price: Free

This session will provide an introduction to customizing Saltillo’s Chat devices.

Participants will explore the updated hardware and software available on the Chat systems. Instruction will include copying a vocabulary, basic button customization, controlling visibility of buttons, and editing pronunciations. Instruction on utilizing word finder and menu lock will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes:


1. Participants will be able to show two vocabulary options offered on the Nova Chat/Chat Fusion.
2. Participants will experiment with vocabulary options that offer a core language system.
3. Participants will be able to complete basic editing tasks such as editing buttons to customize a vocabulary set.
4. Participants will be able to demonstrate how to enable word finder and effectively use it to find a word within the vocabulary.
5. Participants will test the menu lock feature to lock out access to menus.


**It is suggested that you have your Nova Chat/Chat Fusion device in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.


More Than Just a Pretty Chart: Realizing the Power of Data Logging

  • February 16, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Price: Free

As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Imagine how helpful it would be to actually see the words being used and the progress being made by people who use a speech generating devices (e.g., NOVA chat, Chat Fusion). This course offers one possible approach to help visualize such data through the use of data logging and Realize Language, a subscription-based web tool. Participants will learn the what, why, and how of data logging, an available feature within Saltillo’s Chat Software and the TouchChat application. This will include a discussion about how to use Realize Language in order to visualize and communicate the information in a more efficient and meaningful way. Case study examples will be used to illustrate how visualizing the data can have positive impacts on team communication, intervention planning, and progress monitoring. Discussion will include ideas for putting it into practice as well as identifying possible barriers and benefits of using data logging.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Participants will be able to define data logging.
2. Participants will be able to describe how to turn on and use the data logging feature within the Saltillo Chat software and TouchChat application.
3. Participants will be able to identify 3 different ways that the data can be visualized using Realize Language.
4. Participants will identify 3 possible benefits to using data logging.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Customizing Your Chat Device- Part 2

  • February 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Price: Free

This webinar will provide advanced training on customizing vocabulary available on Saltillo’s Chat devices.

Participants will learn how to create, import and edit pages and link buttons to pages. Transferring files back and forth to/from Chat Editor and device, and downloading/importing News-2-You and Unique pages from the Saltillo website will also be reviewed.


Learning Outcomes:


1. Participants will be able to download News-2-You pages from the Saltillo website and transfer them onto the device.
2. Participants will create new pages and link to them.
3. Participants will create a new vocabulary from scratch.
4. Participants will import pages from other vocabularies.
5. Participants will be able to perform file export/syncing with Chat Editor and device.


**It is suggested that you have your Nova Chat/Chat Fusion device in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.


Explore Chat Editor: Saltillo’s Companion Software

  • March 8, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Price: Free

This course will review and explore the features and functions of Chat Editor.

Chat Editor is a free companion program for the Saltillo line of devices (i.e. NOVA chat, Chat Fusion, and TouchChat Express), as well as the TouchChat Application. It is available as a download on your Windows desktop or laptop computer. Participants will learn how to install, set up a configuration, customize a vocabulary, and back up a customized file using Chat Editor. Chat Editor offers an added bonus of customizing a vocabulary file without taking the device away from the user and easily transferring the file at a convenient time. Additionally, participants will observe how to quickly utilize the capture tool to create a button sequence that can be used in visual supports.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to define Chat Editor.
2. Participants will be able to identify how to obtain Chat Editor.
3. Participants will be able to list components of a configuration.
4. Participants will be able to demonstrate how to customize a vocabulary file.
5. Participants will be able to explain how to back up a customized vocabulary file.


** It is suggested that participants have a Windows computer with the most up to date Chat Editor software downloaded. You can find the download here. https://saltillo.com/products#chat-editor

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

More Than Just a Pretty Chart: Realizing the Power of Data Logging

  • March 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Price: Free

As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Imagine how helpful it would be to actually see the words being used and the progress being made by people who use a speech generating devices (e.g., NOVA chat, Chat Fusion). This course offers one possible approach to help visualize such data through the use of data logging and Realize Language, a subscription-based web tool. Participants will learn the what, why, and how of data logging, an available feature within Saltillo’s Chat Software and the TouchChat application. This will include a discussion about how to use Realize Language in order to visualize and communicate the information in a more efficient and meaningful way. Case study examples will be used to illustrate how visualizing the data can have positive impacts on team communication, intervention planning, and progress monitoring. Discussion will include ideas for putting it into practice as well as identifying possible barriers and benefits of using data logging.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Participants will be able to define data logging.
2. Participants will be able to describe how to turn on and use the data logging feature within the Saltillo Chat software and TouchChat application.
3. Participants will be able to identify 3 different ways that the data can be visualized using Realize Language.
4. Participants will identify 3 possible benefits to using data logging.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Getting to Know Saltillo

  • March 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Price: Free

This course will introduce you to Saltillo Corporation and its communication solutions (i.e., NOVA Chat, Chat Fusion, Touch Chat Express, and the TouchChat App).

Participants will learn about the different vocabulary options available, which can easily be customized to meet your client’s needs. A demonstration of customization and use of the devices will be included, along with hands on experience. Key software and hardware features will be discussed. Participants will also learn about the many free resources Saltillo offers including the Chat Editor companion software, online implementation materials, funding support, webinars, and more!

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1. Participants will identify the various communication solutions offered by Saltillo.
2. Participants will identify the available access methods (e.g., direct selection, scanning, head pointing).
3. Participants will list available vocabulary files within the Chat Software.
4. Participants will identify AAC implementation resources available through Saltillo.
5. Participants will identify software features available within the Chat Software.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Customizing Your Chat Device- Part 1

  • March 28, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Price: Free

This session will provide an introduction to customizing Saltillo’s Chat devices.

Participants will explore the updated hardware and software available on the Chat systems. Instruction will include copying a vocabulary, basic button customization, controlling visibility of buttons, and editing pronunciations. Instruction on utilizing word finder and menu lock will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes:


1. Participants will be able to show two vocabulary options offered on the Nova Chat/Chat Fusion.
2. Participants will experiment with vocabulary options that offer a core language system.
3. Participants will be able to complete basic editing tasks such as editing buttons to customize a vocabulary set.
4. Participants will be able to demonstrate how to enable word finder and effectively use it to find a word within the vocabulary.
5. Participants will test the menu lock feature to lock out access to menus.


**It is suggested that you have your Nova Chat/Chat Fusion device in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.


Customizing Your Chat Device- Part 2

  • March 28, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Price: Free

This webinar will provide advanced training on customizing vocabulary available on Saltillo’s Chat devices.

Participants will learn how to create, import and edit pages and link buttons to pages. Transferring files back and forth to/from Chat Editor and device, and downloading/importing News-2-You and Unique pages from the Saltillo website will also be reviewed.


Learning Outcomes:


1. Participants will be able to download News-2-You pages from the Saltillo website and transfer them onto the device.
2. Participants will create new pages and link to them.
3. Participants will create a new vocabulary from scratch.
4. Participants will import pages from other vocabularies.
5. Participants will be able to perform file export/syncing with Chat Editor and device.


**It is suggested that you have your Nova Chat/Chat Fusion device in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Implementation Trainings

Oh the Things You Can Do! A Chat Editor Make & Take Session

  • February 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Price: Free

This interactive course begins with a review of Saltillo’s Chat Editor, the free companion software that is available to use with both the TouchChat Application and the Saltillo devices (e.g., NOVA chat, Chat Fusion, TouchChat Express).

After creating a configuration, participants will observe how to transfer and open a vocabulary file within Chat Editor software. Participants will then engage in a hands-on learning experience, as they discover how to print pages and use the button capture tool to create button sequences. Participants will then paste these button sequences into provided templates to create quick and easy visual supports and materials.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to list different functions of Chat Editor.
2. Participants will be able to identify process to transfer a customized vocabulary.
3. Participants will be able to show how to print pages.
4. Participants will be able to complete the steps required to use Chat Editor capture tool to create button sequences for use in supports or materials.

** It is suggested that participants have a Windows computer with the most up to date Chat Editor software downloaded. You can find the download here. https://saltillo.com/products#chat-editor

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Twin Powers Unite! Teaching AAC Core and Dolch Sight Words

  • February 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Price: Free

The Twin Powers Unite: AAC Core Words and Dolch Sight Words Project was conducted to increase the learning of sight words for reading for a group of kindergarten and first grade students who have been identified by their teachers as needing extra support as well as the learning of core words for communication by a nonverbal student who communicates using a speech generating device.

The twenty targeted words are both core words as well as sight words. The students in the project were paired so we could use peer mediated modeling and scripts were created so that adults could also model using the AAC device. Comment sheets and expansion activities were created to extend communicative functions. At the end of the project, students were able to take home their personal library of books with the modeling paths so parents can read with their child at home. All students made growth and learned words receptively, expressively and in context. The mastery ranged from 0 to 20. This model worked well for SLPS in the school setting, as it allows us to work on both core and sight words simultaneously through literacy.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify the 4 best practices utilized to enhance reading for AAC users (core, partner augmented input, peer mediated modeling, sight words), through learning about the pro/cons of each practice.

2. Implement sight word books as the vehicle to teaching 20 core vocabulary/sight words to students on AAC devices (low/high tech) on a weekly based themed schedule, using premade device pathways, activity sheets and expansion lessons.

3. Complete the 3 targeted baseline data points (expressive, receptive, within context) necessary to collect data for each individual and peer partner in order to assess student growth that then can be further analyzed for future instruction using the modeled technique to integrate AAC and literacy in the classroom.

Oh the Things You Can Do! A Chat Editor Make & Take Session

  • March 16, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Price: Free

This interactive course begins with a review of Saltillo’s Chat Editor, the free companion software that is available to use with both the TouchChat Application and the Saltillo devices (e.g., NOVA chat, Chat Fusion, TouchChat Express).

After creating a configuration, participants will observe how to transfer and open a vocabulary file within Chat Editor software. Participants will then engage in a hands-on learning experience, as they discover how to print pages and use the button capture tool to create button sequences. Participants will then paste these button sequences into provided templates to create quick and easy visual supports and materials.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to list different functions of Chat Editor.
2. Participants will be able to identify process to transfer a customized vocabulary.
3. Participants will be able to show how to print pages.
4. Participants will be able to complete the steps required to use Chat Editor capture tool to create button sequences for use in supports or materials.

** It is suggested that participants have a Windows computer with the most up to date Chat Editor software downloaded. You can find the download here. https://saltillo.com/products#chat-editor

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

All times listed are Eastern. Please email marketing@saltillo.com with any questions about webinars.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel a webinar/training if there are less than 4 participants registered.

Registration Information & System Requirements

 For the webinar, please have

  • the corresponding Saltillo Device or a computer running the Chat Editor software (suggested, but not required)
  • an Internet connection- cable modem, DSL or better
  • Either a phone line or audio available through your computer for the audio portion

Please note only the person whose name appears on this registration form will be able to request a certificate of completion for attending the class and is able to submit for ASHA CEU credit. If you are registering more than one computer station, a separate registration with a different name must be completed for each computer station.

Confirmation and participation details will be e-mailed to you shortly after your registration is completed. We request that you join the class 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to ensure that you are ready when the instructor begins the presentation.

Computer and Web browser requirements:

Operating System:
  • Windows®
  • Mac OS®
  • Linux/Ubuntu
  • Google Chrome OS (Chromebook)
Web Browser:
  • Google Chrome™ v31 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox (Linux only)
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, or Firefox 4.0 or newer; Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Recommended: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
Internet Connection:
  • 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
  • 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio for Chromebooks
Hardware:
  • Microphone and speakers (headset recommended)