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Getting to Know Saltillo

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

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

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

  • September 27, 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.


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

  • October 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 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.

Getting to Know Saltillo

  • November 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 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.

Explore Chat Editor: Saltillo’s Companion Software

  • November 2, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 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.

Customizing Your Chat Device- Part 1

  • November 13, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

  • November 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 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.


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

  • December 6, 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.

Implementation Trainings

Training Communication Partners by Simplifying the Task of Modeling- Guest Presenter Gretchen Storm, MS, CCC-SLP

  • September 27, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Price: Free

Everyone tells me I need to “use the communication device with my child/student all the time.

” What does that mean? Why is it important? Where do I start? Learning a communication device for the first time is challenging. Learning a new vocabulary in the communication device can be challenging too! Participants will be provided simple tools, resources and strategies which can be used to make learning to use and model on a communication device much more successful! The objective of this course is to make communication partners more successful when working with AAC by simplifying the steps involved.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify a vocabulary in a communication device which is set up for language learning
2. Participants will be able to identify helpful features in the communication device which may help support others in learning the communication device.
3. Participants will be able define the role and importance of modeling.
4. Participants will be able to utilize tools to create materials which will aid communication partners in learning to use the communication device.
5. Participants will be able to write clear and concise directions to help facilitate modeling and use of the communication device in a variety of settings.


Model and Grow Language: Part 1

  • October 3, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Price: Free

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.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1. Participants will be able to define communication and identify communication characteristics common to individuals that use AAC and their communication partners.
2. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of evidence supporting partner instruction and the various techniques.
3. Participants will demonstrate mastery of six techniques to improve communication with individuals that use AAC.


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.

Communicating Post Stroke - Using Technology in a Multi-Modal System by Lois Turner & Anne MacCallum

  • October 10, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Price: Free

Many people with aphasia have a collection of paper based strategies that they use to augment their communication.

A group of speech-language pathologists in Vancouver, BC, who work exclusively with people with aphasia and acquired brain injury, gathered these supports together into a page set format on a tablet. Options in the page set include pictures, symbols and words in grid and visual scene formats. Information that is typically included in communication books, such as pain and emotion scales, maps, templates for personal information, life stories, and schedules, are also incorporated into the page set. Pages are also included that facilitate repair of communication breakdowns and self-advocacy. The page set can easily be adapted for use by people with different types of aphasia and a range of cognitive levels and degrees of severity.

The vocabulary page set Communication Journey: Aphasia was developed specifically for people with aphasia, as part of a multi-modal communication system based on supported conversation techniques. The person with aphasia uses residual speech, gestures, drawing, and partner-dependent communication strategies in conjunction with the page set. All options must be considered individually for each client.


Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1. Participants will describe how to collect vocabulary ideas for their clients with aphasia.
2. Participants will identify 3 ways to organize the page set, by changing the grid size, choosing buttons and pages for the home page, and adding pertinent vocabulary.
3. Participants will identify the need for vocabulary collection in order to provide the customization that is essential for any AAC system to be truly functional.
4. Participants will identify the components required to design a communication system for their client using this page set.
5. Participants will identify the pages of vocabulary available in the Communication Journey: Aphasia page set.

This class will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs.

Model and Grow Language: Part 2

  • October 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Price: Free

This workshop will present a research-based strategy to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education.

Participants will learn about a simple 3-4 step strategy to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Participants will view videos of various communication partner roles across 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1. Participants will be able to define communication and identify communication characteristics common to individuals that use AAC and their communication partners.
2. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of evidence supporting partner instruction and the various techniques.
3. Participants will demonstrate mastery of six techniques to improve communication with individuals that use AAC.


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.

An Implementation Tool Kit for AAC: Achieving Authentic Communication

  • November 14, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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.

Putting Aided Language Input into Practice

  • November 28, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Price: Free

Description: Communication is a two-way process.

As such, the successful implementation of an AAC device depends as much on the skills of the person using AAC as it does on those of the communication partners. This session will provide an overview of the characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of communication partners working with people who use AAC, with a focus on aided language input. Aided language input is a strategy in which the communication partner uses AAC to teach AAC. Shared reading will be discussed as a vehicle for learning to use aided language input to support device implementation and facilitate language learning. Participants will have the opportunity to put it to practice through a hands-on activity.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to define aided language input.
2. Participants will describe characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of communication partners.
3. Participants will identify how to implement AAC in the context of shared reading.

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.

Beginning Steps To Integrate AAC In Your Classroom

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

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 marketing@saltillo.com 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
Hardware:
  • Microphone and speakers (headset recommended)