The Southern California Augmentative and Alternative Communication Network...
...is a support group for professional development, problem solving, leadership, mentoring, and training in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to develop communication in non-speaking and minimally verbal individuals in the Southern California Region.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
FREE October Trainings from PRC in SoCal
Attendthe PRC Workshop that Best Meets Your Needs (Torrance & Santa Ana)
Product training seminars will
help you get the most from your PRC communication device. If you have
already created your personal PRC account, simply click here to login.
Overview of Implementation Strategies for AAC
Date: October 24, 2012 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Facility: Pediatric Therapy Network PTN Location: Torrance, CA Attend This Training
October 25, 2012 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Facility: Assistive Technology Exchange Location: Santa Ana, CA Attend This Training
condensed presentation focuses on strategies to teach and promote the
use of an augmentative communication system to get students to
independently initiate spontaneous, novel utterances rather than simply
repeating pre-stored sentences when prompted. The strategies presented
will cover a range of communication ages and abilities, including those
at the level of emerging language and literacy. The teaching strategies
presented are appropriate for a wide variety of devices and programs.
presentation is appropriate for anyone (teacher, SLP, parent,
paraprofessional, etc.) working with a student using a communication
for this training are not required. If you choose to bring a device or
laptop computer, please bring a Vantage, Vantage Lite, Vanguard, ECO,
SpringBoard Lite, SpringBoard Lite, Accent 1200, or laptop computer
pre-loaded with PASS Software. All software versions are welcome. This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
PRC PASS Software: Tools for Teaching Unity
Date: October 25, 2012 Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Facility: Assistive Technology Exchange Center Location: Santa Ana, CA Attend This Training This
hands on seminar will provide participants with experience using PASS
(Prentke Romich Application Support Software) to create, edit and share
implementation materials designed to support an augmentative
communication device user who is learning Unity. Practical use of 'write
with icons' and the manual board creator will be offered. The
vocabulary builder tool is explored, as are the features and tools for
searching, viewing, and working with icons and icon sequences. Teaching
strategies and implementation ideas will be shared and discussed
throughout the session. While the Unity language will be briefly
reviewed during this training, a basic familiarity with Unity is assumed
for the participant.
for this training are not required. If you choose to bring a device,
please bring an ECO, SpringBoard, SpringBoard Lite, Vanguard, Vantage,
Vantage Lite, Accent 1200, or laptop computer pre-loaded with the
appropriate PASS software. All software versions are welcome. This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).