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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

  

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  

  • 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

  • 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

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