Basic Programming for All PRC Devices - 3 hour

This product training focuses on basic programming and operations of any PRC device (Accent® 800/1000/1400, PRiO® or legacy devices). The class will start out with an overview of language systems. Then participants will learn how to: choose a vocabulary, change the voice, set the access method, add vocabulary and messages, add photos, temporarily limit vocabulary, disable the toolbox and perform a memory transfer to back up device contents. In addition, participants will learn about basic care, maintenance, resources and support.A PRC Accent device or laptop is required for this training. 

Please bring an Accent 800, 1000, 1200, or 1400 with the most current software version available.  Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent.  If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed.  PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use PRC devices.

Wed, Feb 21, 2018
9:00am - 12:15pm
Local Time

      Rockville, Maryland / HSC Outpatient Center - Montgomery County


Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. set a vocabulary, voice and access method for an individual
  2. customize a vocabulary by adding personalized words and messages
  3. perform a memory transfer to back up device contents as well as disable the toolbox
  4. name three websites that provide support materials and resources for PRC devices


10 minutes – Introduction and housekeeping

40 minutes – Language system overview and practice

85 minutes – Learn to setup and customize a device

15 minutes – Learn to back up device contents and disable the toolbox

20 minutes - Resources and support

10 minutes – Summary and questions

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Elizabeth Bortz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Bortz, M.S., CCC-SLP – Elizabeth earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Elon University and went on to pursue a second Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland in College Park in Communication Disorders in 2001. She completed her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Loyola College in 2003. Prior to joining PRC in November 2014, Elizabeth served as the Speech Therapy Supervisor for a school district on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As the lead Speech Language Pathologist on the Assistive Technology Team she completed AAC evaluations, consulted with school-based SLPs on device implementation, and provided ongoing therapy for children with a diverse array of speech and language disorders. Elizabeth also led the Feeding and Swallowing Team and helped coordinate care for medically fragile children with feeding and swallowing deficits. She provided extensive trainings to staff and parents related to the use of AAC tools to improve the language skills of students. Elizabeth opened a private practice to provide evaluations and therapy to pediatric and adult clients with feeding and communication disorders in 2005. Additionally, Elizabeth has 5 years of experience working in sub-acute facilities.

Elizabeth holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Maryland, holds memberships with the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN), and is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 12 (AAC Division).

Financial: Elizabeth Bortz is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.

Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Bortz is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA, a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Maryland, holds memberships with the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN), and is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 12 (AAC Division).



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Submission Deadlines

Live online classes:  Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter, participate for the entire duration of the class, and pass a post-test with 80% accuracy or higher. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted.

In-person classes:  All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.

ASHA Information

Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information:

The Prentke Romich Company (PRC) licenses a patented technology that is in PRC products trademarked as Accent™, PRiO™, NuEye™, and NuPoint™, as well as software Unity®, Essence™, CoreScanner™, UNIDAD™, LAMP Words for Life™, and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC also has registered two websites, Realize Language™ and AAC Language Lab™. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

This presentation will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, NuPoint, Unity, CoreScanner, Essence, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.

Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of the Prentke Romich Company. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.


GotoTraining System Requirements

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  • Click on this link,  This is a TEST ONLY.
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To join the actual class, click on the "JOIN" button in your confirmation email on the specific date of your class.

For PC-Based Organizers and Attendees

  • Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
  • Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer, or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled). If needed, download Java here.
  • Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac-Based Organizers and Attendees

  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, or Firefox 3.0 or newer; Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

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