Words for Life: Features and Programming for LAMP

This course will focus on how to use the Words for Life software to implement the LAMP approach. Participants will learn how to navigate the vocabulary that is currently on the software as well as personalizing the vocabulary by adding or modifying specific words. This course will cover how to use several features of the software including the word finder, the vocabulary builder, and how to prevent unwanted modifications. Participants will learn what vocabulary is best to begin with and examples of activities to implement.

Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad with the Words for Life™ application but not required.
Please note, attendees must log into their individual links through his/her unique email registration confirmation, click the "join" tab, and stay for the duration of the class to receive participation credit for this workshop. No partial credits will be submitted.
ASHA forms can be emailed to:      ASHA # 0680-007

Mon, Apr 09, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Eastern Standard Time


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This class is taught in Eastern Standard Time

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to

  1. explain the clinical reasoning for features of the Wordsfor Life app for implementing LAMP.
  2. Modify vocabulary, use the word finder, utilize vocabulary builder, and hide keys.
  3. describe various vocabulary levels and decide where to start when implementing LAMP.
  4. Identify beginning vocabulary and activities for implementing LAMP


Duration            Topic
30 minutes         Introduction  to to Words for Life app, vocabulary levels, layout of tools 
30 minutes         Modifying vocabulary, using word finder and vocabulary builder
30 minutes         Choosing vocabulary and activities, building language

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Teresa Parrill, M.S., CCC-SLP

Teresa Parrill is a speech-language pathologist employed as the Project Manager in the Infant Communication Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has been in this position since a move to the Omaha/Lincoln area with her family in 2014. In this position she conducts research with children in various stages of infancy to determine warning signals for difficulties with speech, language and social communication in later ages. 
Before moving from Colorado she spent much of her 15-year career working in early intervention specializing in augmentative communication and autism. She worked closely with families to provide AAC services to children with complex speech and language needs ages up to the age of 20. Teresa has also worked with The Center for AAC & Autism as a LAMP Trainer since 2008.
Teresa received her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995 and her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997.  She maintains her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association as well as her Nebraska state license.  Teresa is dedicated to providing quality speech and language services to children and families across the country.

Financial: Teresa Parrill is contracted by The Center for AAC and Autism.
Non-Financial: Teresa receives free equipment from the Center for AAC and Autism to use for her presentations.



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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.


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  • Click on this link,  This is a TEST ONLY.
  • You will see a dialogue box says "GoToMeeting - CONNECTION TEST ONLY."  If you get this dialogue box you will be able to successfully access the class on the date of your class.
  • Close the dialogue box.

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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