Learn all about Unity on the Accent 800, 1000 or 1400. This product training will provide participants with an overview of vocabulary options as well as practice saying single words, phrases and sentences in Unity 1-hit and Sequenced. Throughout the class, basic implementation strategies will be reviewed and demonstrated. In addition to learning about Unity, participants will learn basic device operations and programming such as choosing the voice, selecting an access method, using the setup key to add words and custom messages, temporarily limiting vocabulary, backing up the memory of the device and performing basic device maintenance.
Devices for this training are not required as the site is providing computers. If you choose to bring a device or laptop computer, please bring an Accent 1400/1200/1000/800 with the latest software version or laptop computer pre-loaded with the appropriate PASS software. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows 7 emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads. Please update Accent device software to the current version.
This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use AAC devices.
Tracy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Hearing and Language Disorders for the University of Texas-El Paso and her Masters of Education in Computers in Education from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA. Tracy also completed Master Level course work in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Texas - El Paso/ Austin.
Tracy worked as a speech language pathologist and special educator in the public schools prior to being employed at the Prentke Romich Company. Tracy has presented at many state and local conferences on topics relating to language and augmentative communication.
Tracy is licensed in Speech Pathology in Texas and is certified in all levels of Speech and Hearing Therapy; as well as holding an Early Childhood Endorsement from the Texas Education Agency. Tracy is a member of Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA), San Antonio Speech and Hearing Association (SASHLA), and a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Over the years she has served on numerous boards and committees addressing AAC policies and services.
Financial: Tracy Custer is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.
Nonfinancial: Tracy Custer is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, is a member of Texas Speech & Hearing Association (TSHA), San Antonio Speech & Hearing Association (SASHLA), and International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).
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 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
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