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Due to public health concerns about the Covid-19 virus, PRC-Saltillo will only be providing in-person trainings when we can comply with CDC and local guidelines, and we feel we can ensure the health and safety of our hosts, attendees, and trainers. As conditions change, trainings may be moved online, as necessary. If you have questions about PRC-Saltillo trainings, please email info@prc-saltillo.com.


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Overview

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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.

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Mon, Nov 02, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Eastern Time

Free

Advanced Beginner



Learning To Read With A A C Emergent Literacy
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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define emergent literacy
  2. List three goals that address emergent literacy
  3. Provide two examples of emergent literacy activities
  4. State the main goal of shared reading
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Agenda

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


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Beth Waite-Lafever, M.A., CCC/SLP-ATP

Beth Waite-Lafever has a Bachelors and Masters in speech-language pathology and is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals using AAC. Beth has the RESNA ATP, which means she is certified as an assistive technology professional. She has worked in outpatient rehabilitation, public schools, taught university courses and has presented on AAC at the national and international level. Beth began working with PRC speech-generating devices in the 1980’s and developed one of the first programs to provide AAC evaluations and therapy in Indiana while employed with the Central Indiana Easter Seals. Society. During her 19 years in public school, she provided speech-language services to students with complex communication needs using AAC strategies and served as the Assistive Technology Coordinator and AAC Specialist for several school districts. Beth has collaborated with teams to promote implementation of communication strategies at school, home, and in the community. Areas of interest include autism, literacy and working with individuals who are at the very early learning stage of communication. In her current position as Training and Implementation Specialist for PRC-Saltillo Beth provides training and support for PRC products and services.

Financial: Beth Waite-Lafever is a salaried employee-owner of PRC-Saltillo

Nonfinancial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.



ASHA CEUs

0.1

Instructional Level

Introductory

Content Area

Professional


Submission Deadlines

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.


ASHA Information

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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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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To join the actual class, click on the "JOIN" button in your confirmation email on the specific date of your class.

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