This one-hour AAC implementation class focuses on pre-literacy instruction for children who use AAC. The first portion of the class defines emergent literacy, discusses its components and reviews goals for the emergent reader. The bulk and remainder of the class discusses strategies to use with an emergent reader, specifically shared reading practices. Practical examples and materials are provided in order for participants to begin literacy instruction with children who use AAC.
This class is intended for people who educate students who use AAC in a classroom setting.
Participants will be able to:
5 minutes - Introduction and housekeeping
10 minutes - Setting the stage – Expectations and the Role of the SLP
15 minutes - Emergent Literacy – Definition, Components and Goals
20 minutes - Emergent Literacy – Strategies and Shared Reading
10 minutes - Summary, Resources and Questions
Beth Waite-Lafever has her Bachelors and Masters in speech-language pathology and over 30 years of experience working with individuals using AAC. She has her RESNA ATP, which means she is certified as an assistive technology professional. Beth has worked in outpatient rehabilitation, public school, taught university courses and has presented on AAC at the national and international level. Currently she is in private practice working directly with individuals with significant communication deficits, providing professional development for schools/agencies, and consulting with public schools regarding curriculum and services to support students using AAC.
Financial: Beth Waite-Lafever is contracted by the Prentke Romich Company.
Nonfinancial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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
PRC-Saltillo licenses a patented technology that is in PRC-Saltillo products trademarked as Accent®, ChatFusion™, NovaChat®, PRiO®, TouchChat®, TouchChat® Express, Look™, NuEye®, and NuPoint®, as well as software (CoreScanner™, Essence®, VocabPC™, MultiChat15, UNIDAD®, Unity®, WordPower™, LAMP Words for Life®, LAMP Words for Life® - Spanish/English, LAMP Words for Life® - VI, TouchChat® app), and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC-Saltillo also has registered five websites, aacapps.com, aaclanguagelab.com, exploreaac.com, realizelanguage.com, and touchchatapp.com. 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/softwares/websites.
PRC presentations will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, Look, NuPoint, Unity, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, LAMP Words for Life - Sp/En, LAMP Words for Life - VI, CoreScanner, Essence, WordPower, Explore AAC, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.
Saltillo presentations will focus exclusively on ChatFusion, NovaChat, TouchChat, VocabPC, MultiChat15, WordPower, TouchChat app, Explore AAC, or TouchChat website.
WordPower is a trademark of Inman Innovations, Inc; © 2001-2019; All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of PRC-Saltillo. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
The presenter was well-organized and knowledgeable about the topic being covered. She gave out good ideas for activities to be used during therapy sessions and it was clear that she was up-to-date on research as well as understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of an SLP. Grace L.
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