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Product Trainings

Getting to Know Saltillo

  • January 24, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

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.

Implementation Trainings

An Implementation Tool Kit for AAC: Achieving Authentic Communication

  • January 23, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am ET

Price: Free

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.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify functions of communication.
2. Participants will define authentic communication.
3. Participants will identify communication partners and their roles.
4. Participants will define a communication opportunity.
5. Participants will analyze the environment and identify how to create communication opportunities.

This class will be offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). See course handouts for instructions and the ASHA CEU Participant form.

Beginning Steps To Integrate AAC In Your Classroom

  • January 25, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Price: Free

But my student can’t talk, how do we expect them to read and write?! Can an AAC device really assist in developing literacy? Communication and literacy are directly connected.

By increasing the skills for one, we enhance the learning for the other skill. Students using AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices can often be successful in a one on one therapy environment but trying to integrate the device into an academic setting can be difficult. This course will provide participants with an overview of modeling, core vocabulary and basic skills to integrate literacy in the classroom. In order to increase communication for students using AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices, it is important to develop reading and writing skills for these individuals. In addition, reading and writing are critical to academic success. Participants will learn about specific implementation skills and features to increase communication and literacy in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to define modeling in order to incorporate this strategy in the classroom.
2. Participants will be able to contrast core words vs. sight words and describe their importance in an academic environment.
3. Participants will be able to integrate literacy activities into a student’s day.
4. Participants will be able to demonstrate communication partner strategies to increase vocabulary development through shared reading activities.
5. Participants will be able to identify features of the Chat Editor to provide visual support and increased use of the device in an academic environment.

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 with questions about webinars or suggestions for future topics.

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
  • Microphone and speakers (headset recommended)
Saltillo is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.  See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area.

Please email with questions about ASHA CEUs or for a record of your participation.