Tobii Dynavox & Rett University 2016 West Coast Training Series




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This workshop will present soft and high tech communication strategies that support even the most challenged student in their communication growth and literacy development.

Speakers

SUSAN NORWELL
MA Special Education Instructor, Previous- Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Current- Full-time Professor at Rett University

Start

July 20, 2016 - 8:00 am

End

July 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Address

West Coast, United States   View map

CLOSING THE LEARNING GAP FOR ALL COMPLEX KIDDOS, STUDENTS AND PATIENTS- ALL ENGAGED, ALL COMMUNICATING ALL LEARNING!

.5 ASHA CEUs AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONALS

  • Recommended for all- Professionals, Parents, Family Members & Caregivers
  • Registration opens at 7:30 AM
  • Session 8 am to 4 pm
  • $55 for non-professionals
  • $75 for professionals
  • breakfast and lunch included

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COURSE CONTENT
Students and patients with complex disabilities are often challenged to communicate, engage and learn. Teachers and therapists can be puzzled as how to best build communication with those who are nonverbal and severely motor challenged. Academic and therapeutic instruction can be difficult in light of these obstacles. This workshop will present soft and high tech communication strategies that support even the most challenged student in their communication growth and literacy development. Demonstration of academic supports and strategies that help aid learning to read and write will help students that often get left behind in these areas. Robust videos will highlight strategies and methodologies. Participants will leave with specific strategies for supporting our most complex learners and a renewed belief in their patients’ and students’ underlying abilities, regardless of their diagnosis!

IDENTIFYING COMMUNICATION ABILITY LEVELS & MOVING AAC USERS BEYOND REQUESTING- Presented by Stephanie Ekis, MS CCC-SLP and Patrick Brune, MS CCC-SLP

Requesting is an easy and concrete strategy that we often use when first introducing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions to individuals with significant communication challenges. But, what happens next? What happens when we run out of things to request? What happens when the AAC user seems bored and unmotivated? When we assume competence, it is imperative that we move AAC users to higher levels of communicative competence. In this session, we will discuss strategies for developing skills that move beyond requesting … into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting, expressing opinions, and other communicative functions. We will use lecture, discussion, and video examples, to explore the power of various communicative functions, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies, and specific ways to support communication beyond requesting.

DATES & LOCATIONS

Wednesday, July 20, San Francisco, CA [download flyer]
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Friday, July 22, Seattle, WA [download flyer]
Seattle Airport Marriott, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188

Wednesday, July 27, Long Beach, CA [download flyer]
California State University, 1212 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815

Friday, July 29, San Diego, CA [download flyer]
Marriott Marquis San Diego, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

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Tonite! Judy Lariviere explores the critical topic of fun & leisure for our kiddos and our families. There's still time to sign up: rettu.digitalchalk.com/dc/learn/live-webinar-play-leisure-activities-preschool-to-adults

5:30 – 6:30 PM PACIFIC⠀
7:30 - 8:30 PM CENTRAL⠀
8:30 – 9:30 PM EASTERN⠀

As a parent, do you often wish that you had more ways for your son or daughter to engage in play or leisure activities on their own or with you, siblings, friends and/or relatives? Would you love for your son or daughter to have more independent control over toys, games, or other everyday activities rather than always relying on hand-over-hand support? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then this is the webinar for you!⠀

In this live webinar, you will be inspired as you learn about new tools and strategies you can use to give your son or daughter increased independence in activities including, but not limited to, reading/listening to books, arts and crafts, taking photos, mealtime preparations, games, etc. Strategies for supporting quick and easy set-up will also be outlined so you can have other family members or caregivers set things up for your son or daughter. A few of the activities presented involve the use of Tobii Dynavox’s Communicator 5 through touch screen or eye gaze technology. Others include web-based games, which can be accessed through a single switch or eye gaze technology. Although you will walk away from this webinar with many ideas, you will be sure to find one that will be the easiest or most fun to introduce to your son or daughter. A resource list with links to toys and tools will be included in the course.

This live webinar will have a format of a 45-minute presentation followed by questions from participants for the rest of the hour or so.

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Just a little reminder about Rett Mom and Warrior from California, Malin Delling’s Rett University blog via the wonderful Tobii Dynavox:"A little while ago, the greatest thing happened. We brought the wagon with Lily and her Tobii to our dog park and she made a new friend all by herself - by talking to him." Read this inspiring story by Rett Mom Malin Delling
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