Training


Unity: Vocabulary Review and Basic Setup

In this two and a half hour product training, held over 2 days, participants will learn about Unity. The class will cover:

- Guiding principles of Unity

- Unity 4/8/15/28/36/45/60/84/144 1-hit

- The five patterns of Unity 28/36/45/60/84/144 Sequenced

- Basic setup and customizing vocabulary

Hands-on practice is encouraged throughout the class, so come prepared to learn and practice on a PRC device or PASS demo software.

This class is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about Unity and how to personalize it for someone.  


Tue, Aug 21, 2018
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Eastern Standard Time
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Eastern Standard Time
Free

Online
Beginner

Unity

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This class is taught in Eastern Standard Time



Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. name the four guiding principles of Unity
  2. describe the difference between Unity 1-hit and Unity Sequenced
  3. find single words and construct phrases/short sentences in Unity Sequenced
  4. load in a desired version of Unity and set the voice and access method
  5. customize vocabulary and add photos
  6. save customizations 

Agenda

Day 1:

15 minutes- Introduction and Guiding Principles of Unity

20 minutes - Unity 45/60/84/144 1-hit

40 minutes - Patterns 1, 2 and 3 of Unity 28/36/45/60/84/144 Sequenced

Day 2:

15 minutes - Patterns 4 and 5 of Unity 28/36/45/60/84/144 Sequenced

45 minutes - Basic Setup and Customizations  

15 minutes - Resources, Summary and Questions


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Kara Bidstrup, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kara is manager of training services for the Prentke Romich Company. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University and completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Speech Pathology at Northern Arizona University. In addition, she completed an AAC endorsement from San Francisco State University. Since receiving her Masters, Kara has specialized in the field of assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication serving both children and adults who use speech generating devices and other assistive technology.  At this time, Kara is responsible for creating and presenting AAC product training and implementation classes for both use online and in person. 

Kara holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Kara is also a member of the ASHA SIG 12 (AAC division) and a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).

Financial: Kara Bidstrup is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.

Nonfinancial: Kara Bidstrup is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, is a member of ASHA, ASHA Special Interest Group 12 (AAC SIG) and International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).



ASHA CEUs

Instructional Level

Introductory

Content Area

Professional


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: www.asha.org

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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GotoTraining System Requirements

To test your connection from a computer or mobile device before your training:

  • Click on this link, https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/406552062.  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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