PRC-Saltillo response to COVID-19: prc-saltillo.com/covid-19
Due to public health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, PRC is cancelling all in-person group trainings through June 15th. This is a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our customers and trainers. Trainings will be held online when possible. If you are registered for a training that is affected by this change, please check your email for details. If you have questions about our trainings, please call 800-848-8008.
This one-hour implementation class will focus on research-based techniques that a communication partner (parent/caregiver, teacher, therapist, etc.) can use to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device. Participants will learn about aided language input and how it can be incorporated into daily activities to promote language growth through discussion and video scenarios. Examples of common communication behaviors of both the AAC communicator and the communication partner will be discussed, as well as simple ways to change those behaviors to increase communication interaction. Participants will learn simple strategies for selecting beginning target vocabulary for daily activities.
Anyone who supports an individual who uses a speech-generating device would benefit from attending this training.
Participants will be able to
10 minutes - Intro and Learning to talk
15 minutes - What is Aided Language?
15 minutes - Communication Partner Strategies
10 minutes - Vocabulary selection
5 minutes - Targeting other language functions
5 minutes - Summary and questions
Samantha earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Willamette University and later completed her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of New Mexico in 2016. Prior to joining PRC in the fall of 2017, Samantha served as a Speech Language Pathology for a Colorado private practice specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). While there, she completed AAC evaluations and provided ongoing therapy in Spanish and English for children and adults with a diverse array of speech and language disorders. Her passion lies in supporting individuals to use AAC as a tool that fosters inclusive relationships with others.
Financial: Samantha Strong is a salaried 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 and participate for the entire duration of the class. 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. Your entrance and exit of the class are timestamped and you must stay logged in on a computer or tablet for the entire class in order to receive ASHA CEUs. Call-in only attendance does not qualify for ASHA CEUs.
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, touchchatapp.com, and alpforaac.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.
The Assessment of Learning Process (ALP) for AAC is a trademark of PRC-Saltillo and Lisbeth Nilsson.
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).
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