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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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Creating engaging, motivating activities for teens and young adults who use AAC can be easy and fun with the many lesson plans, activities, and resources on the AAC Language Lab. During this interactive session, you will learn how to use lesson plans and activities specifically designed for this population. Help your teen using AAC transition from school to work or adult programming by improving communication, social skills, computer access, and empowerment using these materials.

This class is designed for speech-language, educators, and anyone supporting young adults using AAC.

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Mon, May 17, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eastern Time

Free

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. List lesson plans and activities on the AAC Language Lab that can be used to engage  adolescents and young adults who use AAC
  2. Summarize the 5 components of the BRICS program
  3. Describe the benefits of and process for creating a Dream Board with adolescents and young adults

 

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Agenda

5 minutes - Introduction
20 minutes - Creating learning opportunities for adolescents and young adults with AAC Language Lab resources
25 minutes - Incorporating the BRICS components into activities for young adults
5 minutes - Ambassador Program
5 minutes - Summary and questions


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Jane Odom, M.Ed.

Jane earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia and has more than 13 years of teaching experience in the field of Special Education. She was the Language Instructor for the ACES (Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Seminar) program at Temple University for 9 years where she taught AAC device users alongside other professionals about the use and implementation of AAC devices in everyday life. Jane has co-developed innovative therapy materials and presented those materials through a vigorous conference schedule. These interactive therapy materials allow device users to control a variety of software programs through their AAC devices.

Jane has also co-authored sets of materials titled Out and About: AAC in the Community with prominent AAC clinicians. She has spearheaded partnerships with Don Johnston Inc, Bookshare.org, Cambium (Kurzweil and Classroom Suite) Attainment Company, and Read and Write Gold. Through these efforts, a curriculum called “Flat Friends” has been developed. This project was featured in an article in the October 2008 edition of the Closing the Gap magazine called, ‘Flat Friends Project Promotes Active Communication & Connection for Students of All Abilities’. Jane also been instrumental in development of the Unity Reading Project, Talk of the Town, Circle of Friends and a variety of Classroom Suite activities, all for use with PRC devices.

Jane serves as the Educational Segment Manager for PRC. She is responsible for focusing nationally on increasing our knowledge of the education segment and creating innovative approaches to implement PRC devices and Unity in school settings.

Jane is a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Jane holds a Pennsylvania Professional Certificate in Elementary Education and Special Education and a South Carolina Professional Certificate in Special Education Mental Retardation, Special Education Orthopedic Handicapped and Driver’s Education. Jane has also attended the IntelliTools Masters Institute in 2005 and 2006 and has a membership with the International Society for Technology in Education.

Financial: Jane Odom is a salaried employee-owner of PRC-Saltillo.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.



ASHA CEUs

0.1

Instructional Level

Introductory


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).


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