This one-hour implementation class will focus on using AAC in the classroom for speaking, reading and writing activities. Participants will learn how to choose target vocabulary for classroom activities based on language development principles. In addition, methods of finding and teaching vocabulary will be covered, including Icon Tutor/Word Finder, Vocabulary Builder and Write with Icons. Finally, attendees will learn how to set up and deliver activities to foster communication using those same words. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the course.
This class is geared towards teachers, therapists, and parents who work with school-age (elementary/middle/high school) children who use PRC devices in a school setting.
Participants will be able to:
5 minutes - Introduction
15 minutes - Review PRC acronym: Pick your words, Review your icons, Communicate
10 minutes - Using PRC during speaking activities
10 minutes - Using PRC during reading activities
10 minutes - Using PRC during writing activities
10 minutes - Summary and Questions
Elyse earned her Bachelor degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Bowling Green State University. She previously worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in an education and therapy center for children in Columbus, OH. Elyse has experience with performing AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) evaluations, developing treatment plans, and implementing effective therapy to improve the communication abilities of infants, children, and young adults with a variety of diagnoses.
In 2013, Elyse began her role as a regional consultant for the Prentke Romich Company. She has enjoyed expanding her AAC knowledge to the adult population, and gaining experience finding communication solutions that help individuals reach their full potential.
Elyse has presented at the California State University, Northridge, Assistive Technology Conference, and the Milestones Autism Organization's annual conference. She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a member of ASHA Special Interest Division 12 (AAC division).
Financial: Elyse Pycraft is a salaried employee and employee owner of PRC-Saltillo.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
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 (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This was a great course for learning how to incorporate devices into daily activities in a classroom! Rachel F.
Sarah Wilds is great! Her knowledge is shared in a way that we can all identify with what she is saying and apply it to our own setting and set of needs. Thank you PRC! Thank you Sarah! Beth C.
This course does a great job in providing organized resources for developing materials to increase participation and access for AAC users within the classroom. With the information from this course, I am now better able to work collaboratively with parents and teachers in creating enriched communication environments for my students. I highly recommend this course to anyone who works with students with complex communication needs. Amanda P.
PRC is a terrific company that not only has the tools to support our students with communication, but also the resources to support the staff, students and parents. This course was packed with practical tips that we can use right away with students! Sarah's energy and experience is terrific! Kelly K.
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