This course will focus on how to use the Words for Life software to implement the LAMP approach. Participants will learn how to navigate the vocabulary that is currently on the software as well as personalizing the vocabulary by adding or modifying specific words. This course will cover how to use several features of the software including the word finder, the vocabulary builder, and how to prevent unwanted modifications. Participants will learn what vocabulary is best to begin with and examples of activities to implement.
Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad with the Words for Life™ application but not required.
Please note, attendees must log into their individual links through his/her unique email registration confirmation, click the "join" tab, and stay for the duration of the class to receive participation credit for this workshop. No partial credits will be submitted.
ASHA forms can be emailed to: Registrations@aacandautism.com 0.15 ASHA CEU's/1.5 Contact Hours provided upon completion.
Participants will be able to
30 minutes Introduction to Words for Life app, vocabulary levels, layout of tools
30 minutes Modifying vocabulary, using word finder and vocabulary builder
30 minutes Choosing vocabulary and activities, building language
Teresa A. Andrews is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years of experience in a variety of areas in her field. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995 and her Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997. Since then she has worked in a wide range of settings including early intervention, private practice, rehabilitation units and university clinics. She has consulted across the country on the implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in schools, clinics and homes.
Teresa specializes in AAC, early intervention, autism and apraxia. She has experience with children with complex communication needs, and has been a member of several transdisciplinary teams to best meet these needs. Teresa works closely with families and professionals to train and support the implementation of AAC in home and school environments. Currently, Teresa is working in early intervention and private practice with students with a range of needs including AAC and autism. She has been presenting on LAMP for many years and enjoys sharing, presenting and educating others about AAC.
Financial: Teresa Andrews is contracted by The Center for AAC and Autism of PRC-Saltillo.
Non-Financial: Teresa receives free equipment from the Center for AAC and Autism to use for her presentations.
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™, Engage, 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 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
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