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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us as we celebrate the diverse superpowers available in the Unity Universe with UNIDAD. The UNIDAD language system is a robust bilingual option designed to provide access to complete English and Spanish language systems within an AAC device. We’ll demystify the challenge of providing equitable bilingual vocabulary to individuals who are nonverbal and living in a Spanish-English speaking environment. As we explore the vocabulary options, you’ll see the power of code switching and mirrored vocabulary organization between two languages. You don’t need to speak Spanish in order to take advantage of this power-packed vocabulary.
Be a Bilingual Superhero with UNIDAD is intended for speech-language pathologists, educators, parents and anyone wanting to learn how to support nonverbal individuals living in a Spanish-English speaking environment. This class is presented in English.Host a Class
Mon, Oct 25, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Participants will be able to:
5 minutes - Introduction
10 minutes - Overview of UNIDAD and Culturally Diverse Populations
35 minutes - Exploring vocabulary sets
5 minutes - Resources
5 minutes - Summary and Questions
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.
Samantha Strong, M.S., CCC-SLP
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.
PRC-Saltillo has 45 days after the seminar to turn in your ASHA Participant form. Once ASHA receives your participant form, please allow 4 weeks for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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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