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Implementation Workshop

Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say (REGISTRATION FULL)

Description

Course Description: Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)?  If you are like most people, you probably start with activities where an individual can request a motivating object or action. But, what happens next?  What happens when we run out of things to request?  What happens when AAC users seem “bored” by requesting? What happens when the situation doesn’t allow for requesting?

In this session, we will help you develop specific strategies to go beyond requesting…into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting, expressing opinions, and other communicative functions.   We will use lecture, discussion, video examples, and small-group activities to explore the power of various communicative functions, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies, and specific ways to facilitate communication beyond requesting.

Learning Objectives: Following this session, participants  will be able to:

  • Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe why they are powerful.
  • Identify messages and corresponding communicative functions within motivating
  • List 2 partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting.
  • Develop a plan to teach at least one communicative function to an individual using AAC in an everyday setting.

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This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Training type
Implementation Workshop

Presenter
Stephanie Ekis
Stephanie Ekis, MS CCC-SLP is the Manager of Education and Training at Tobii Dynavox. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Louisville and became a practicing Speech Pathologist in 1993. Stephanie has provided assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities for over 20 years. Stephanie’s current responsibilities include customer training development, implementation consulting and new product development. Stephanie is dedicated to innovation in the field of AAC. She has a deep interest in helping augmented communicators and their support teams as they move through the assessment process as well as identifying practical implementation strategies to help overcome communication barriers in their everyday lives.

Price
Free of charge

Time
9:30 am - 3:30 pm CT

Date
Friday, February 26, 2016

Location
Eden Prairie Library
Eden Prairie Library 565 Prairie Center Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
United States

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Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say (REGISTRATION FULL)

Friday, February 26, 2016 9:30 am - 3:30 pm CT

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