This product training will focus on five great tools to help teach and implement Unity® and LAMP Words for Life®. Participants will learn how to use Word Finder, Vocabulary Builder, PRC Application Support Software (PASS demo software), the AAC Language Lab® and Realize Language™. Word Finder and Vocabulary Builder are onboard tools that allow you to find the location of a word and temporarily limits the amount of vocabulary appearing on the screen. Participants will learn how to use pre-made Vocabulary Builder activity sets and create vocabulary sets of their own. PASS demo software is a free download from https://www.prentrom.com/support/PASS/download-nuvoice-pass-software. With PASS you will learn how to create low-tech boards and teaching materials. The training will conclude with a review of the lesson plans, books, games and therapy resources available on the AAC Language Lab. In addition, participants will learn how to monitor, measure and maximize use of a PRC communication device by using data logging in conjunction with Realize Language.
Devices are required for this training. Please bring an Accent® 800, 1000, 1200 or 1400, a PRiO or an iPad (pre-loaded with LAMP Words for Life) running the latest version of software. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software and the appropriate language system. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows 7 or higher 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 a PRC device.
10 minutes – Introduction and Housekeeping
15 minutes – A Brief Review of Unity/LAMP Words for Life
5 minutes – Word Finder
40 minutes - Vocabulary Builder –creating and using Vocabulary Builder sets
40 minutes - Using PASS to create low-tech boards and teaching materials
30 minutes – The AAC Language Lab
30 minutes – Realize Language
10 minutes - Questions and Wrap up
Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences at Ohio University and her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the Ohio State University in Columbus. Since receiving her Masters, Jennifer has worked as a speech pathologist in the public school setting as well as in private practice, serving all ages. She gained practical, hands-on experiences targeting speech and language skills necessary for functional communication outcomes, performing AAC (Augmentative & Alternative Communication) evaluations and treatments for a variety of age levels and disabilities, and implementing successful therapy plans for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Beginning in 2005, Jennifer has been employed as an Augmentative Communication Consultant for the Prentke Romich Company, allowing her to focus her passion on assisting individuals who require alternative methods for communication and cannot speak verbally. Jennifer has provided continuing education seminars for the Zane Trace Early Childhood Conference, the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Education Audiology Coalition, and the Ohio Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Most recently she was selected as a presenter at the 2012 ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) conference and enjoys her role as a regular guest lecturer for the Ohio State University College of Education and Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Jennifer has earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Financial: Jennifer Monahan is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.
Nonfinancial: Jennifer Monahan is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and is a member of ASHA.
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.
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.
This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
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