Training


Unity: Vocabulary Review and Practice

PRC believes in providing single words for novel communication in addition to preprogrammed sentences and topic/environment specific vocabulary. In this two-hour product training participants will learn about Unity. The class will cover:

  • Guiding principles of Unity
  • Unity 4/8/15/28/36/45/60/84/144 1-hit
  • The five patterns of Unity 28/36/45/60/84/144 Sequenced
Hands-on practice is encouraged throughout the class, so come prepared to learn and practice on a PRC device or PASS demo software. 

Please note, to learn operations and programming for your PRC communication device take Accent®: Operations and Programming.


Wed, Feb 07, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Eastern Standard Time
Free

Online
Beginner

Unity

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This class is taught in Eastern Standard Time



Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
  1. name the four guiding principles of Unity
  2. describe the difference between Unity 1-hit and Unity Sequenced
  3. find single words and construct phrases/short sentences in Unity Sequenced

Agenda

15 minutes - Introduction and Guiding Principles of Unity
20 minutes - Unity 45/60/84/144 1-hit
75 minutes - The Five Patterns of Unity 45/60/84/144 Sequenced
10 minutes - Resources, Summary and Questions

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Kara Bidstrup, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kara is manager of training services for the Prentke Romich Company. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University and completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Speech Pathology at Northern Arizona University. In addition, she completed an AAC endorsement from San Francisco State University. Since receiving her Masters, Kara has specialized in the field of assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication serving both children and adults who use speech generating devices and other assistive technology.  At this time, Kara is responsible for creating and presenting AAC product training and implementation classes for both use online and in person. 

Kara holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Kara is also a member of the ASHA SIG 12 (AAC division) and a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).

Financial: Kara Bidstrup is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.

Nonfinancial: Kara Bidstrup is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, is a member of ASHA, ASHA Special Interest Group 12 (AAC SIG) and International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).



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Submission Deadlines

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.

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

The Prentke Romich Company (PRC) licenses a patented technology that is in PRC products trademarked as Accent™, PRiO™, NuEye™, and NuPoint™, as well as software Unity®, Essence™, CoreScanner™, UNIDAD™, LAMP Words for Life™, and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC also has registered two websites, Realize Language™ and AAC Language Lab™. 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.

This presentation will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, NuPoint, Unity, CoreScanner, Essence, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.

Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of the Prentke Romich Company. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.

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Whether you were new to Unity or needed a refresher, this was a well thought and planned out course for all levels of knowledge about Unity. Tina M.

The organizer did a great job explaining how to use the unity program. I learned a lot in short amount of time. Karen K.


GotoTraining System Requirements

To test your connection from a computer or mobile device before your training:
  • Click on this link, https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/406552062.  This is a TEST ONLY.
  • You will see a dialogue box says "GoToMeeting - CONNECTION TEST ONLY."  If you get this dialogue box you will be able to successfully access the class on the date of your class.
  • Close the dialogue box.
To join the actual class, click on the "JOIN" button in your confirmation email on the specific date of your class.

For PC-Based Organizers and Attendees
  • Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
  • Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer, or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled). If needed, download Java here.
  • Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)
For Mac-Based Organizers and Attendees
  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, or Firefox 3.0 or newer; Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better recommended



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