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Please note:

  • Not all courses are offered in all territories and additional titles may be available in your area.
  • LAMP Words for Life for iPad classes do have a fee involved.


Course Descriptions

  

  • A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to AAC Implementation

    The successful implementation of an AAC device depends on the skills of the AAC user, as well as, the skills of all communication partners in the environment. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a crucial communication partner; however, many AAC users often receive physical therapy (PT) and/or occupational therapy (OT), in addition. The focus of this session is on implementing an AAC device on a multi-disciplinary team, including PTs and OTs. This session provides an overview of core language, the importance of communication partners, and how to implement a device. SLPs may implement many of these strategies, as well, and assist members of the team in implementing an AAC device with ideas, suggestions, and further support. Implementation strategies discussed include aided language input, using sabotage to elicit communication, establishing routines, and using scripts. Participants will have the opportunity to put it to practice through hands-on activities.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • AAC for Adults with Acquired Injury or Illness: What Are My Options?

    This one-hour class will focus on augmentative alternative communication (AAC) solutions for adults who have an acquired an injury or illness that has impaired their ability to use speech to communicate effectively and efficiently. This class will look at the system features, vocabulary options, and access methods available from PRC for this patient population. Specifically, this course will highlight Essence and WordPower language systems, as well as, NuEye and NuPoint cursor control technology. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class.

    Devices are not required for this training.

    This training is intended for SLPs who are screening, supporting, and evaluating individuals with AAC needs.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • AAC Funding Simplified
    This workshop will provide an overview of the AAC evaluation and funding process. We will explore the three technological levels of AAC devices and discuss which is appropriate to trial during client evaluations. We will discuss and determine client eligibility for AAC through Medicaid and private funding sources. Basic instruction for an AAC Evaluation report will be provided as well as demonstration of the AAC funding checklist which is used to ensure a complete packet. Finally, participants will identify the support available to them before, during and after the funding process.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • Explore to Know More
    This course will review and explore vocabulary files that are available on the NOVA chat devices and TouchChat application. This course will help professionals/parents to better understand pre-selected vocabulary files, specifically, who developed them, why they were developed, and how they are organized. Participants will be provided with "hands-on" time to learn the vocabulary files that are presented. By better understanding the vocabulary files, participants will be more equipped to select the most appropriate vocabulary files for a client using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • Hablamos! Bilingual Spanish Options from PRC
    PRC is excited to introduce two new bilingual language systems designed specifically for those wanting to build communication skills in English and/or Spanish.  This one-hour product training will provide an overview of these two systems - UNIDAD®, which is based on the innovative Unity® language system; and LAMP Words for Life® Spanish/ English, which builds on the LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) methodology. Through demonstration and examples, learn about the guiding principles for each of these language systems, the available options and the valuable tools that make these systems easy to learn and teach.

    This training is intended for SLPs, teachers, family members and others wanting to learn more about bilingual Spanish options from PRC.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • Language for a Lifetime: An Introduction to PRC
    Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is dedicated to providing communication solutions for individuals who are non-verbal and industry-best support to those clients and their teams.  This course will provide an introduction to the hardware, software, and support from PRC.  Access methods available on PRC products, including touch, switch scanning, NuPoint, and NuEye will be shown, and current devices will be available for hands-on exploration.  In addition, the various language system options (including the Unity family of vocabularies, Word Power, and Essence) will be demonstrated, giving participants an understanding of which software options are appropriate for different clients.  Finally, product training, implementation support, and other resources will be reviewed. This course is intended for any individual wanting to learn about PRC products and services. 

    You do not need to bring an AAC device to this training.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • NovaChat and You: Strategies to Grow Language
    This workshop will present a research-based strategy to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education. Participants will learn about a simple 3-4 step strategy to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Participants will be given time to practice (role-play) various communication partner roles across communication contexts, as well as hands-on practice with situations they may encounter on a regular basis with the individual using the SGD.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • Ready to Empower?
    Are you ready to Empower? PRC is excited to introduce our new Empower software for the Accent line of products. Empower is quick, simple, easy-to-learn, and easy-to-teach. This one-hour product training will provide participants with an overview of the software. It will cover where it is available, who is it for, and other frequently asked questions. In addition, people will experience the clean, modern interface while learning about the new Toolbox, Editor, and Vocabulary Builder. As always, Empower comes with the top notch PRC support and implementation resources you rely on.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • TouchChat - ChatEditor and iShare Transfers
    This seminar will provide users an overview of iShare and TouchChat windows editor. The editor software allows customization of TouchChat vocabulary without taking the device away from the client. Participants will learn how to navigate the menus of the editor and perform editing tasks and file transfers between the ChatEditor, iShare and iTunes.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.1

  • AAC and Autism: An Introduction to LAMP
    This training will offer an introduction to the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) therapy approach. The goal of the LAMP approach is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of voice output augmentative alternative communication (AAC). Participants will learn briefly about the key elements of the approach and how these elements influence the design of an AAC language system. Demonstration and video examples will be used throughout the class.

    Devices for this training are optional. If you choose to bring a device, please bring one of the following: Accent (800, 1000, or 1400), iPad or laptop with PASS software pre-loaded with the LAMP Words for Life language system.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who are interested in learning more about the LAMP approach. Please note, this is not a comprehensive LAMP training. To attend a LAMP training please visit http://www.aacandautism.com/lamp-training

    ASHA CEUs:  0.15

  • AAC Evaluating 101: From Evaluation to Submission - 1.5 hour

    This 90-minute class will cover the funding and evaluation process for a medically necessary speech generating device (SGD) that is being funded by Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare military insurance, and/or private insurance. The class will begin with a brief review of the role of the speech-language pathologist and outline necessary evaluation team members. It will then discuss common funding sources, completing and writing a medically based SGD evaluation, and submitting the paperwork.   The class will conclude with some tips on getting started once the speech generating device has been approved and shipped to the client.

    This class in intended for speech-language pathologists interested in learning about the funding and evaluation process for SGDs.  


    ASHA CEUs:  0.15

  • Building Blocks to AAC Success - Block 1: Speech & Language Development, Vocabulary and Motor Planning
    In this 90-minute class on augmentative alternative communication (AAC), participants will learn about the basics of speech and language development and the role of AAC in this process. Additionally, the definition and importance of core and fringe vocabulary will be discussed and demonstrated. The class will conclude by reviewing the benefits of organizing vocabulary in such a way that motor plans for words, automaticity and speed can develop. This foundational class will set the stage for AAC intervention that focuses on language acquisition in addition to communication.
     
    This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.15

  • Building Blocks to AAC Success - Block 2: Communication Partner Strategies
    In this 90-minute block on augmentative alternative communication (AAC), participants will learn about best practice strategies for the communication partner. This class will cover creating the right learning environment as well as creating communication opportunities. While taking a client-centered approach, participants will learn how to model, prompt and respond during AAC intervention. The class will conclude by reviewing some signs of success. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the fundamentals of AAC intervention.  
     
    This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.15

  • Explore to Know More in 90 Minutes

    This class will review and explore vocabulary files that are available on the NovaChat devices and TouchChat application. This course will help professionals/parents to better understand pre-selected vocabulary files, specifically, who developed them, why they were developed, and how they are organized. Participants will be provided with "hands-on" time to learn the vocabulary files that are presented. By better understanding the vocabulary files, participants will be more equipped to select the most appropriate vocabulary files for a client using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).


    ASHA CEUs:  0.15

  • NovaChat and You: A Model to Grow Language
    This workshop will present research-based techniques to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education. Participants will learn about communication and communication characteristics common to both partners, how to increase communication by modifying their own behaviors, and a simple strategy to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Six techniques to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts will be presented.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.15

  

  • AAC for Adults with Acquired Injury or Illness: What Are My Options? - 2 hour
    This two-hour class will focus on augmentative alternative communication (AAC) solutions for adults who have an acquired an injury or illness that has impaired their ability to use speech to communicate effectively and efficiently. This class will look at the system features, vocabulary options, and access methods available from PRC for this patient population. Specifically, this course will highlight Essence and WordPower language systems, as well as, NuEye and NuPoint cursor control technology. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class.

    Devices are not required for this training.

    This training is intended for SLPs who are screening, supporting, and evaluating individuals with AAC needs.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • AAC: Fostering Emergent Literacy
    Literacy is a continuum that starts at birth, developing simultaneously and interrelatedly with speaking and listening. Teaching literacy is one of the most empowering things we can do for people who use AAC, and it starts with fostering emergent literacy skills. This seminar will help participants understand literacy from a developmental perspective. It will then focus on building emergent literacy skills by 1) providing access to an AAC system with core language, 2) engaging in shared reading, 3) making reading materials accessible, and 4) engaging in early writing activities. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to further their learning. Discussion will also include how to use AAC in the context of phonological awareness. Resources, strategies, and tools will be shared, giving participants ideas to get started fostering emergent literacy with individuals who use AAC.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Basic Programming for All PRC Devices - 2 hour
    This training focuses on basic programming and operations of any PRC device (Accent 800, 1000 and 1400 and legacy devices).  Participants will learn how to: choose a vocabulary, change the voice, set the access method, add vocabulary and messages, add photos, temporarily limit vocabulary, disable the toolbox, update software and perform a memory transfer to back up device contents.  In addition, participants will learn about basic care and maintenance.

    A PRC Accent device, legacy device or laptop is required for this training.  Please bring an Accent 800, 1000 or 1400 with the most current software version available.  Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent.  If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed.  PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use PRC devices.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Building Blocks to AAC Success - Block 3: Taking Stock, Writing Relevant Goals and Delivering Meaningful Activities

    In this two hour block on augmentative alternative communication (AAC), participants will learn tools to help determine the language level of the person who uses AAC and how to write relevant goals and deliver meaningful activities. To help determine language level and AAC usage, participants will learn about a classroom screener, a communication forms/functions checklist and Realize Language™. Once current language level and AAC usage are defined, relevant goals can be written. This class will review goal writing for speaking, reading and writing.  The class will conclude by reviewing how to deliver goal driven activities in a motivating and meaningful way. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the fundamentals of AAC intervention. 

    This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Customize and Communicate with Saltillo Chat Software
    This course will provide a brief overview of vocabulary options that are available with Chat Software on Saltillo devices (i.e. NovaChat and ChatFusion). Participants will learn basic programming skills to customize a client's file. Participants will be provided with "hands-on" time to learn and customize vocabulary files and adjust settings to meet the needs of a client. Implementation tips and ideas will also be shared.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Hablamos! Bilingual Spanish Options from PRC - 2 hour
    PRC is excited to introduce two new bilingual language systems designed specifically for those wanting to build communication skills in English and/or Spanish.  This two-hour product training will provide an overview of these two systems - UNIDAD® , which is based on the innovative Unity® language system; and LAMP Words for Life® Spanish/ English, which builds on the LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) methodology. Through demonstration and examples, learn about the guiding principles for each of these language systems, the available options and the valuable tools that make these systems easy to learn and teach.

    This training is intended for SLPs, teachers, family members and others wanting to learn more about bilingual Spanish options from PRC.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Language for a Lifetime: An Introduction to PRC - 2 hour
    Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is dedicated to providing communication solutions for individuals who are non-verbal and industry-best support to those clients and their teams. This two-hour class will provide an introduction to the hardware, software, and support from PRC.  Access methods available on PRC products, including touch, switch scanning, NuPoint, and NuEye will be shown, and current devices will be available for hands-on exploration. The various language software options available on PRC devices (including the Unity family of vocabularies, Word Power, and Essence) will be demonstrated, giving participants an understanding of which software options are appropriate for different clients.  Finally, product training, implementation support, and other resources will be reviewed.

    This course is intended for any individual wanting to learn about PRC products and services.

    You do not need to bring an AAC device to this training.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Let's Get Talking: Using AAC in the Classroom - 2 hour

    This implementation class will focus on using AAC in the classroom during speaking, reading and writing activities. Participants will learn about the importance of language development and core vocabulary, teaching methods to promote the use of core vocabulary across environments and strategies to engineer the classroom.  In addition, participants will learn how to select target vocabulary for classroom activities based on language development principles.  Methods for finding and teaching vocabulary will be covered, including icon tutor/word finder, vocabulary builder and write with icons. Finally, attendees will learn how to set up and deliver activities to foster communication. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class. The strategies presented will cover a range of communicative abilities and can be applied to a variety of language systems and communication devices.   

    This training is appropriate for any individual working with students who use communication devices in a classroom setting.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Ready to Empower? 2 hour
    Are you ready to Empower? PRC is excited to introduce our new Empower software for the Accent line of products. Empower is quick, simple, easy-to-learn, and easy-to-teach. This one-hour product training will provide participants with an overview of the software. It will cover where it is available, who is it for, and other frequently asked questions. In addition, people will experience the clean, modern interface while learning about the new Toolbox, Editor, and Vocabulary Builder. As always, Empower comes with the top notch PRC support and implementation resources you rely on.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Unity/LAMP Words for Life for Accent: Vocabulary Review and Basic Programming - 2 hours
    PRC provides robust language systems that are appropriate for those with advanced language or can be simplified to meet the needs of beginning communicators. In this two-hour class participants will learn about the Unity®/LAMP Words for Life™ language systems as well as how to program and customize. The first segment of the class will review the guiding principles of these language systems and provide hands-on practice finding vocabulary. The second segment will cover customizing and simplifying the vocabulary. Hands-on practice is encouraged throughout the class, so come prepared to learn and practice. 

    Please note, this class is intended for those who are using either Unity or LAMP Words for Life on an Accent product. This class is not for those using the LAMP Words for Life app on an iPad.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.2

  • Achieving Authentic Communication: Implementation Toolkit
    This class will review elements of implementation to help participants achieve authentic communication with their clients. Participants will learn about communication, a complex multimodal process, involving the interaction of three elements: functions of communication, the environment, and communication partners. This will include a discussion about how to move beyond requesting and what to do as the communication partner. Additionally, participants will learn about the importance of creating communication opportunities, and how to do so for their clients. Examples will be used throughout the seminar and participants will have hands on experience using several tools to help clients achieve authentic communication.
     

    ASHA CEUs:  0.25

  • Beyond the Basics: Saltillo's Chat Software
    This course will go beyond basic customization, helping participants fully embrace and utilize the features available on the NovaChat and ChatFusion devices. Participants will learn how to complete updates, create and import pages, modify button actions, create visual scenes, set up a profile, and transfer media to/from the device. This will also include a discussion about using the ChatEditor companion software to backup vocabulary and create materials. Implementation ideas will be integrated throughout the presentation, which will include how to use Stories and Scripts. Finally, the resources on the Saltillo Website will also be explored. 

    This is an intermediate level training and assumes the participant can perform the following: duplicate a vocabulary file, create a new button, and customize a button label, message, picture, and style. These topics are covered in other trainings. 

    ASHA CEUs:  0.25

  • Explore. Customize. Communicate: Saltillo Chat Software
    This course will review and explore vocabulary files that are available with Chat Software on Saltillo devices (i.e. NovaChat and Chat Fusion). Participants will explore vocabulary options and learn basic programming skills to customize a client's file. Participants will be provided with "hands-on" time to learn and customize vocabulary files and adjust settings to meet the needs of a client. Implementation tips and ideas will also be shared.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.25

  • Exploring WordPower with Nancy Inman
    Have you ever wondered why WordPower was created, why is it organized in the fashion that it is, or for whom it was created? Nancy Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP, creator of WordPower, will present and discuss a selection of her newly developed WordPower vocabulary files, including the recently released WordPower 25 Touch & Scan file, which are found on the Saltillo communication solutions (e.g. NovaChat, ChatFusion, TouchChat Express and TouchChat app). Video examples of implementation will be shown and attendees will be provided with hands-on exploration throughout the presentation. It is suggested that attendees bring either a Saltillo communication solution or Windows computer with ChatEditor installed. 
    ASHA CEUs:  0.25

  • NovaChat and You: A Model and Strategies to Grow Language
    This workshop will present research-based techniques and strategies to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education. Participants will learn about communication and communication characteristics common to both partners, how to increase communication by modifying their own behaviors, and a simple strategy to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Six techniques to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts will be presented, as well as a 3-4 step strategy for implementing. Participants will be given time to practice (role-play) various communication partner roles across communication contexts, as well as hands-on practice with situations they may encounter on a regular basis with the individual using the SGD.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.25

  

  • AAC Evaluating 101: From Evaluation to Submission - 3 hour
    This three-hour class will cover the funding and evaluation process for a medically necessary speech generating device (SGD) that is being funded by Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare military insurance, and/or private insurance. The class will begin with a brief review of the role of the speech-language pathologist and outline necessary evaluation team members. It will then discuss, in depth, common funding sources, completing and writing a medically based SGD evaluation, and submitting the paperwork. The class will conclude with some tips on getting started once the speech generating device has been approved and shipped to the client.
     
    This class in intended for speech-language pathologists interested in learning about the funding and evaluation process for SGDs.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • AAC: Ready - Set - GOAL!

    Creating goals and measuring progress for individuals who use AAC can be a challenging process. In theory, this shouldn't be that much harder than writing any other language or academic goals, right? One thing that is often different about the AAC goal-writing process is that teachers and therapists simply don't know enough about AAC and what skills contribute to helping someone become a competent and successful communicator. While there are available goal banks to use, these still require tweaking and may not always be appropriate. 

    This course will provide the participants with resources, tools, and a framework so they have the skills to write goals and objectives on their own. Participants will engage in goal writing in order to learn about the four areas of communicative competence, the goal attainment scale, and SMART terminology. It will include a discussion about monitoring progress, as a goal is only as good as your ability to measure it. This course will help participants reflect on where their client is (baseline), where they want to go (goals), and how to get there (a plan). 


    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • AllAccess: Exploring the Possibilities of Alternative Access and AAC - 3 hour
    There are many individuals who can access augmentative alternative communication (AAC) with the touch of a finger. However, there are also a significant number of people with more complex physical disabilities that require an alternative to touching a screen.

    This three-hour class will give participants an overview of access method options in AAC. Using case studies, the following access methods will be reviewed: touch, NuPoint (cursor is controlled by head movement), NuEye (cursor is controlled by eye gaze), and one/two switch scanning. Through demonstration, videos, and audience participation attendees will learn about vocabulary, hardware, and software considerations when setting up an alternative access method for an individual.

    This class in intended for professionals, parents, or individuals who use AAC who want to learn more about access method options in AAC.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Basic Programming for All PRC Devices - 3 hour
    This product training focuses on basic programming and operations of any PRC device (Accent® 800/1000/1400, PRiO® or legacy devices). The class will start out with an overview of language systems. Then participants will learn how to: choose a vocabulary, change the voice, set the access method, add vocabulary and messages, add photos, temporarily limit vocabulary, disable the toolbox and perform a memory transfer to back up device contents. In addition, participants will learn about basic care, maintenance, resources and support.

    A PRC device, legacy device or laptop is required for this training. Please bring an Accent 800/1000/1400 or PRiO with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a PC laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads. This is not an iPad training.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use PRC devices.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Batteries Not Included: Low-tech Communication in and out of the Classroom
    This class will focus on creating and implementing low-tech communication systems for emerging communicators in and out of the classroom setting. The class will begin with a brief review of what is augmentative alternative communication (AAC). It will provide examples of no-tech, low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech AAC systems. Participants will then learn the difference between a communication system and a classroom support. Designing and implementing a low-tech system will then be discussed. Participants will learn how to create low-tech communication systems and classroom supports using the PASS software. 
     
    This class in intended for those who work with students who use AAC in and out of a classroom.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Building Blocks to AAC Success: Blocks 1 and 2 - 3 hr
    In Blocks 1 and 2 of Building Blocks to Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Success, participants will learn about the basics of speech and language development and how it relates to AAC, the importance of core and fringe vocabulary, the benefits of organizing vocabulary in such a way that motor plans for words can develop and best practice strategies for the communication partner. This foundational class will set the stage for AAC intervention that focuses on language acquisition and communication. In addition, participants will learn how to create the right learning environment and communication opportunities. While taking a client-centered approach, modeling, prompting and responding during AAC intervention will be reviewed. The class will conclude with some common signs of AAC success. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the fundamentals of AAC intervention. 
     
    This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Building Blocks to AAC Success: Communication Solutions and Implementation Strategies

    In the Building Blocks to Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Success, participants will learn about the basics of speech and language development and how it relates to AAC, the importance of core and fringe vocabulary and the benefits of organizing vocabulary in such a way that motor plans for words can develop. Attendees will learn about communication solutions from PRC and Saltillo and best practice strategies for the communication partner. This foundational class will set the stage for AAC intervention that focuses on language acquisition and communication. In addition, participants will learn how to create the right learning environment and communication opportunities. Taking a client-centered approach, modeling, prompting and responding during AAC intervention will be reviewed. The class will conclude with some common signs of AAC success. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the fundamentals of AAC solutions and intervention. 

    This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about PRC, Saltillo and the fundamentals of AAC.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Give Me 5! Five Great Tools for Teaching and Supporting Unity or LAMP Words for Life - 3 hour

    This product training will focus on five great tools to help teach and implement Unity® and LAMP Words for Life®. Participants will learn how to use Word Finder, Vocabulary Builder, PRC Application Support Software (PASS demo software), the AAC Language Lab® and Realize Language. Word Finder and Vocabulary Builder are onboard tools that allow you to find the location of a word and temporarily limits the amount of vocabulary appearing on the screen. Participants will learn how to use pre-made Vocabulary Builder activity sets and create vocabulary sets of their own. PASS demo software is a free download from https://www.prentrom.com/support/PASS/download-nuvoice-pass-software. With PASS you will learn how to create low-tech boards and teaching materials. The training will conclude with a review of the lesson plans, books, games and therapy resources available on the AAC Language Lab. In addition, participants will learn how to monitor, measure and maximize use of a PRC communication device by using data logging in conjunction with Realize Language.

    Devices are not required for this training. If you choose to bring a device, please bring an Accent® 800, 1000, 1200 or 1400, a PRiO or an iPad (pre-loaded with LAMP Words for Life) running the latest version of software. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software and the appropriate language system. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows 7 or higher emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use a PRC device.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Introduction to Unity - 3 hour

    Learn all about the Unity language system on the Accent 800, 1000 or 1400. This product training will provide participants with an overview of vocabulary options. Participants will practice saying single words and simple phrases in Unity 1-hit. The bulk and remainder of the class will focus on learning the 5 patterns of Unity Sequenced. Throughout the class, basic implementation strategies including temporarily limiting vocabulary with Vocabulary Builder will be reviewed and demonstrated.

    A PRC Accent device or laptop is required for this training. Please bring an Accent 700, 800, 1000, 1200, or 1400 with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use AAC devices.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • LAMP Words for Life App for iPad: Teaching Strategies for School & Home - 3 hour
    Through presentation, demonstration, and hands-on practice, this AAC implementation class will focus on practical teaching and planning strategies to use when working with someone who is learning language with AAC. It will cover a review of the LAMP Words for Life full vocabulary and general teaching strategies including: modeling, choosing target vocabulary, providing communication opportunities, teaching multiple meanings of words, giving feedback, and making learning language fun. Participants will learn to determine the language stage of a learner, write language goals based on current performance, and design motivating activities to achieve those goals. Therapy ideas and video examples will be provided throughout. 

    This training is intended for individuals who are currently supporting someone who is learning to communicate with the LAMP WFL app for iPad.
     
    Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad with the LAMP Words for Life application. IPads will not be provided.

    If you have a PRiO and would like to register for this class, please call 800-848-8008. Please do not register from this webpage.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • LAMP Words for Life App for iPad: Overview and Features - 3 hour
    This training will provide an overview of the LAMP Words for Life (WFL) application for the iPad. It will briefly review the 5 elements of the LAMP approach and discuss the rationales behind the key features of the LAMP WFL App. Participants will learn about the vocabulary options, how to set up and customize the app as well as tools such as Word Finder and Vocabulary Builder. Differences between PRC devices and the LAMP WFL app will be discussed.

    This training is intended for individuals who have already purchased the application or are interested in learning more about the application. 

    Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad with the Words for Life™ application. IPads will not be provided.

    If you have a PRiO and would like to register for this class, please call 800-848-8008. Please do not register from this webpage.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • LAMP Words for Life for Accent: Vocabulary Review, Programming and Basic Implementation - 3 hour
    PRC believes in providing single words for novel communication. In this three-hour product training participants will learn about LAMP Words for Life (WFL) as well as programming, customizing, and basic implementation of the vocabulary. The difference between LAMP and LAMP WFL will be discussed as well as the three levels of LAMP WFL: 84 1-hit, 84 transition and 84 full. The first segment will provide hands-on practice with the vocabulary. The second segment will cover Word Finder, Vocabulary Builder, customizing and adding words. The third section will review basic implementation strategies to get someone talking with LAMP WFL on an Accent. A variety of tools and strategies for teaching LAMP WFL will be reviewed. Hands-on practice is encouraged throughout the course, so come prepared to learn and practice.

    Please note, this training is intended for those who are using LAMP WFL on an Accent product. This training is not for those using the LAMP WFL app on an iPad. This training briefly discusses the LAMP approach, but it is not a LAMP training. To learn about the LAMP approach, please visit http://www.aacandautism.com.

    A PRC Accent device or laptop is required for this training. Please bring an Accent 700, 800, 1000, 1200, or 1400 with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use a PRC device.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Language for a Lifetime: An Introduction to PRC - 3 hour

    Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is dedicated to providing communication solutions for individuals who are non-verbal and industry-best support to those clients and their teams. This three-hour class will provide an introduction to the hardware, software, and support from PRC. Access methods available on PRC products, including touch, switch scanning, NuPoint, and NuEye will be shown, and current devices will be available for hands-on exploration. The various language software options available on PRC devices (including the Unity family of vocabularies, Word Power, and Essence) will be demonstrated, giving participants an understanding of which software options are appropriate for different clients. Finally, product training, implementation support, and other resources will be reviewed.

    This course is intended for any individual wanting to learn about PRC products and services. 


    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Let's Get Talking: Using AAC in the Classroom - 3 hour
    This implementation class will focus on using AAC in the classroom during speaking, reading and writing activities. Participants will learn about the importance of language development and core vocabulary, teaching methods to promote the use of core vocabulary across environments and strategies to engineer the classroom. In addition, participants will learn how to select target vocabulary for classroom activities based on language development principles. Methods for finding and teaching vocabulary will be covered, including icon tutor/word finder, vocabulary builder and write with icons. Finally, attendees will learn how to set up and delivery activities to foster communication. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class. The strategies presented will cover a range of communicative abilities and can be applied to a variety of language systems and communication devices.

    Devices for this training are optional. If you choose to bring a device, please bring an Accent 800/1000/1400 or PRiO with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a PC laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads. This is not an iPad training.

    This training is appropriate for any individual working with students who use communication devices in a classroom setting.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Soaring with Core! Exploring WordPower with Saltillo
    This workshop will provide an overview of core vocabulary and how it is represented in Saltillo systems. Core vocabulary is comprised of the words we use for communication regardless of context. About 80% of the words we use will be core, and teaching these words to individuals using AAC is particularly important. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of what core vocabulary and how it fits in with language development and communication. Participants will explore core vocabulary with WordPower through a hands-on activity. Strategies for teaching core vocabulary within lessons and daily routines will be discussed. Participants will plan for use of core vocabulary in social and academic environments.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Strengthening Your Core with PRC - 3 hour
    This seminar will provide an overview of core vocabulary and how it is represented across PRC systems.  Core vocabulary is comprised of the words we use most frequently for communication regardless of context.  About 80% of the words we use will be core, and teaching these words to individuals using AAC is particularly important.  Participants will develop an understanding of what core vocabulary is and how it can be represented.  We will discuss the importance of core vocabulary and creating the ability to use it across contexts.  Participants will experience hands-on practice using core vocabulary on AAC devices.

    A PRC Accent device or laptop is required for this training.  Please bring an Accent 700, 800, 1000, 1200, or 1400 with the most current software version available.  Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent.  If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed.  PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is intended for those who are new to AAC and work with emerging communicators who use AAC devices.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Switching to Language with CoreScanner - 3 hour

    Through demonstration, video example and discussion, participants explore the various configurations and settings related to single and two switch scanning for Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, including hands-on learning with the CoreScanner progressive language program. The foundational principles of the CoreScanner design are reviewed, with a focus on how they affect language learning for the individual who is using a switch to communicate. Practical assessment considerations are discussed related to switch positioning and scanning methods, along with common adjustments to increase effectiveness.

    A PRC Accent device or laptop is recommended, but not required for this training. Please bring an Accent 800, 1000 or 1400 with the most current software version. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for OTs, SLPs, ATPs, Educators and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use alternative access methods and AAC devices. This training is appropriate for both beginners and those with experience in assistive technology and AAC.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • TouchChat App 101
    This seminar will explore the vocabulary options available in the Basic TouchChat application, as well as the options available as in app or bundled purchases. Participants will be provided hands on opportunity (on your own device) to customize. Customizing includes button customization, page creation (from template), and alternate keyboard options. Additionally, participants will explore settings to fit the client needs. Instruction on iTunes/AirDrop/iShare for back-up will be demonstrated. Basic considerations for beginning implementation will be discussed, as well as additional resources.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • TouchChat: Exploring Options and Customizing
    This session targets understanding the features and options of TouchChat (an application to support communication needs) as well as learning to customize the vocabulary, back up, restore and share files, etc.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.3

  • Moving Beyond Requesting: Maximizing WordPower

    This class will benefit anyone working with a child using WordPower on a Saltillo AAC solution (e.g., TouchChat, NovaChat, ChatFusion). It will provide the opportunity for one or more people from the team to work together to learn and brainstorm ideas to move beyond requesting.

    This class will infuse learning into hands-on activities with the AAC system. Topics covered will include: core vocabulary, modeling without expectation, WordPower organization and software features to support early literacy and classroom participation. Participants will explore and learn how to use Saltillo's implementation tools and resources to help maximize success. Topics will include case-study examples and discussion about how to apply the information to individual children/students. Examples of activities include: modeling while reading a book, creating an "Early Book" page to support literacy, using button capture to create quick materials, and saving pictures and sentences for early writing. Fun will be had by all.
     
    This is not a course on programming, so it is strongly recommended that at least one person on the team have basic programming knowledge (e.g., edit a button, open a vocabulary file). Extra devices will be available to share; however, teams are encouraged to bring the child's AAC system in order to apply learning during the training.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.45

  

  • AACcess: Explore & Experience
    This course will introduce you to the alternative access methods offered by Saltillo Corporation and its communication solutions (i.e., NOVA Chat, Chat Fusion, Touch Chat Express). Participants will learn about switch scanning and headpointing, which can easily be customized to meet your client's needs. A demonstration of both access methods will be included, along with multiple opportunities for hands on experience throughout the workshop. Key software and hardware features will be discussed including visual effects. Participants will also learn about Scan Editor and how to create custom scan patterns and auditory prompts. Additionally, participants will briefly learn about the many free resources Saltillo offers including the Chat Editor companion software, online implementation materials, funding support, webinars, and more!
    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • Building Blocks to AAC Success: Blocks 1, 2, and 3 - 5 hr
    In Building Blocks to Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Success: Blocks 1, 2 and 3 participants will learn about:
    • the basics of speech and language development and how it relates to AAC
    • the importance of core and fringe vocabulary
    • the benefits of organizing vocabulary in such a way that motor plans for words can develop
    • best practice strategies for the communication partner
    • determining the language level of a learner
    • writing relevant goals
    • and delivering meaningful activities
    This foundational class will set the stage for AAC intervention that focuses on language acquisition and communication. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the basic principles of AAC intervention. 
     
    This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.
     

    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • Give Me 5! Five Great Tools for Teaching and Supporting Unity or LAMP Words for Life - 5 hour

    This product training will focus on five great tools to help teach and implement Unity® and LAMP Words for Life®. Participants will learn how to use Word Finder, Vocabulary Builder, PRC Application Support Software (PASS demo software), the AAC Language Lab® and Realize Language. The class will start out with a review of basic setup, operations and programming. Then participants will learn about the five great teaching tools. Word Finder and Vocabulary Builder are onboard tools that allow you to find the location of a word and temporarily limits the amount of vocabulary appearing on the screen. Participants will learn how to use pre-made Vocabulary Builder activity sets and create vocabulary sets of their own. PASS demo software is a free download from https://www.prentrom.com/support/PASS/download-nuvoice-pass-software. With PASS you will learn how to create low-tech boards and teaching materials. The training will conclude with a review of the lesson plans, books, games and therapy resources available on the AAC Language Lab. In addition, participants will learn how to monitor, measure and maximize use of a PRC communication device by using data logging in conjunction with Realize Language.

    Devices are not required for this training. If you choose to bring a device, please bring an Accent® 800, 1000, 1200 or 1400, a PRiO or an iPad (pre-loaded with LAMP Words for Life) running the latest version of software. Participants can bring a PC laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software and the appropriate language system. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use a PRC device.


    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • LAMP Words for Life App for iPad: Overview, Features and Teaching Strategies - 5 hour
    Through demonstration and presentation, participants will learn about the vocabulary options and features of the LAMP Words for Life application for the iPad.

    The foundations of the LAMP approach will be briefly reviewed as well as the principals behind the development of the LAMP Words for Life application.  Participants will practice saying single words, phrases and short sentences in the 1-hit, Transition and Full levels. In addition, participants will learn how to get started and program/customize the application as well as use the features of word finder and Vocabulary Builder. 

    This training is intended for individuals who have already purchased the application or are interested in learning more about the application. 

    Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad with the LAMP Words for Life application. iPads will not be provided.

    If you have a PRiO and would like to register for this class, please call 800-848-8008.  Please do not register from this webpage.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • LAMP Words for Life for Accent: Vocabulary Review, Programming and Basic Implementation - 5 hour
    PRC believes in providing single words for novel communication. In this five-hour product training participants will learn about LAMP Words for Life (WFL) as well as programming, customizing, and basic implementation of the vocabulary. The difference between LAMP and LAMP WFL will be discussed as well as the three levels of LAMP WFL: 84 1-hit, 84 transition and 84 full. The first segment will provide hands-on practice with the vocabulary. The second segment will cover Word Finder, Vocabulary Builder, customizing and adding words. The third section will review basic implementation strategies to get someone talking with LAMP WFL on an Accent. A variety of tools and strategies for teaching LAMP WFL will be reviewed. Hands-on practice is encouraged throughout the course, so come prepared to learn and practice.

    Please note, this training is intended for those who are using the LAMP WFL on an Accent product. This training is not for those using the LAMP WFL app on an iPad. This training briefly discusses the LAMP approach, but it is not a LAMP training. To learn about the LAMP approach, please visit http://www.aacandautism.com.

    A PRC Accent device or laptop is required for this training. Please bring an Accent 700, 800, 1000, 1200, or 1400 with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use a PRC device.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • Let's Get Talking: Using AAC in the Classroom - 5 hour
    This implementation class will focus on using AAC in the classroom during speaking, reading, writing, math, science, art, music and cooking activities. Participants will learn about the importance of language development and core vocabulary, teaching methods to promote the use of core vocabulary across environments and strategies to engineer the classroom. In addition, participants will learn how to select target vocabulary for classroom activities based on language development principles. Methods for finding and teaching target vocabulary will be covered; including icon tutor/word finder, vocabulary builder and write with icons. Finally, attendees will learn how to set up and deliver activities to foster communication. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class. The strategies presented will cover a range of communicative abilities and can be applied to a variety of language systems and communication devices.   

    Devices for this training are optional. If you choose to bring a device, please bring an Accent 800/1000/1400 or PRiO with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a PC laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads. This is not an iPad training.

    This training is appropriate for any individual working with students who use communication devices in a classroom setting.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • Steps to Funding Success for AAC in Texas
    This workshop will discuss the funding possibilities in the state of Texas for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.  It will give participants options as to where to pursue funding and also discuss the requirements that will be needed to pursue each of the options available. Resources and templates will be provided so that a participant will be able to successfully understand and complete the required funding process to submit to a particular funding source. The goal of the workshop is that a participant will understand the process of submitting for third party funding for AAC and know what is required.

    You do not need to bring an AAC device to this training as the site will have computers available to use.

    ASHA CEUs:  

  • Unity for Accent - 5 hour
    Learn all about Unity on the Accent 800, 1000 or 1400. This product training will provide participants with an overview of vocabulary options as well as practice saying single words, phrases and sentences in Unity 1-hit and Sequenced. Throughout the class, basic implementation strategies will be reviewed and demonstrated. In addition to learning about Unity, participants will learn basic device operations and programming such as choosing the voice, selecting an access method, using the setup key to add words and custom messages, temporarily limiting vocabulary, backing up the memory of the device and performing basic device maintenance.

    A PRC Accent device or laptop is required for this training. Please bring an Accent 700, 800, 1000, 1200, or 1400 with the most current software version available. Participants can bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with PASS demo software for Accent. If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows emulator with PASS installed. PASS software is not compatible with iPads.

    This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use AAC devices.

    ASHA CEUs:  0.5

  • Empowering Your Clients through WordPower Using Saltillo Devices: Strategies to Enrich Your Communicative Environment
    Have you ever wondered why WordPower™ was created, why is it organized in the fashion that it is, or for whom it was created? Nancy Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP, creator of WordPower, will present and discuss a selection of her WordPower vocabulary files, including WordPower25 Touch & Scan, the WordPower Basic files, and the recently released WordPower140 Scan & Touch file, which are found on the Saltillo communication devices (e.g. NovaChat®, ChatFusion™, and TouchChat Express™). Additionally, in smaller groups, participants will rotate through implementation stations highlighting strategies, materials, and tools to enhance and enrich communicative opportunities. Using the Capture tool on ChatEditor and materials available on the Saltillo website, participants will learn how to create an environment rich with communicative opportunities, visual supports and aided language stimulation. Video examples of implementation will be shown, and participants will experience hands-on exploration throughout the presentation.
    ASHA CEUs:  0.55

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