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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Upcoming Trainings from ATEC (Santa Ana)

ATEC is located at the Goodwill Fitness and Technology Center
1601 East St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Professional Development Trainings
Course Objectives & Registration form2015 ATEC Professional Development Registration Form

Proloquo2Go Crash Course
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 from 9-5 p.m.
Presented by: Randi Wasano, Speech-Language Pathologist, certified Proloquo2Go trainer
Cost: $140/per person 
Location: ATEC
Description: Review layout of Proloquo2Go, how to create a new user and the different vocabulary options available. Review basic programming and editing processes, button/folder and page properties, VocaPriority feature and Expressive Power feature. Review Appearance, Speech, Access Methods, Interaction, Grammar, Prediction, Vocabulary, Restrictions, Privacy, General Options and Social Sharing. Review guided access, creating manual boards, iPad accessories, etc. Discuss specific cases through case study and discussion.
Course filling up, REGISTER NOW!
Beginner's Guide to AT Assessment
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 from 9-3:30 p.m.
Presented by: Kevin Daugherty, Rehabilitation Engineer, ATP
Cost: $120/per person
Location: ATEC
Description: Overview of an Assistive Technology Assessment for a school setting. Learn principles for how to match assistive technology equipment to a student's needs. Develop a collaborative approach with the IEP team. Examples of Assistive Technology implementation with case studies and examples.

Beginner's Guide to AAC Assessment
Tuesday, March 18th, 2015 from 9-3:30 p.m.
Presented by: Randi Wasano, Speech-Language Pathologist
Cost: $120/per person
Location: ATEC
Description: Have you recently been asked to play the role of AAC assessor and have no idea where to start? Do you need a practical and realistic framework for AAC assessment? Then this course is for you! We will discuss the following: What is Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)? When is an AAC assessment warranted? Why should we assess? Types of AAC & Myths and facts about AAC, and the basic framework for AAC assessment and feature matching.
For more information or to register for any of the professional development trainings offered, please contact Lauren Wetzler or (714) 361-6200 ext. 226.  You may also complete the registration form listed above and send completed form to Lauren Wetzler via email or mail. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

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Individualized Workshops & Trainings for Organizations
The clinical and technical staff at ATEC can provide individualized workshops and trainings on specific areas of assistive technology for your organization! Topics include, but not limited to;Introduction to AT, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), iDevices and Apps, Microsoft Accessibility, and specific AT equipment and software, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, ZoomText, JAWS and much more!
Contact Lauren Wetzler at (714) 361.6200 x226or to inquire about an individualized training or workshop for your organization.  
Hosted Vendor Trainings

PRC Trainings at ATEC
PRC Training Flyer (February-May 2015): PRC Trainings at ATEC Flyer (Feb-May 2015)
Trainings are free of charge, however space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please contact Cynthia Heryanto, PRC Consultant at or call(330) 749.2147

Introduction to LAMP Words for Life for Accent
(0.3 ASHA CEUs provided)
Thursday, March 12th from 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: ATEC
Cost: FREE
FlyerPRC Training - March 2015 - Intro to LAMP Words for Life for Accent
Description: In this three-hour course, participants will learn about the LAMP WFL vocabularies, programming and customizing those vocabularies and basic implementation strategies. 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 cover customizing and adding words to the vocabulary. A variety of tools an strategies for teaching WFL will be reviewed. Hands-on practice in encouraged throughout the course, so come prepared to learn and practice. This course is intended for people who are currently using or interested in learning more about the LAMP Words for Life vocabulary on either an Accent device or the LAMP WFL iPad app. This course briefly discusses the LAMP approach but it is not a LAMP training.

AAC Teaching Strategies
(0.15 ASHA CEUs provided)
Tuesday, April 7th from 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: ATEC
Cost: FREE
FlyerPRC Training - April 2015 - AAC Teaching Strategies
Description: This seminar will offer practical teaching strategies to use when working with someone who is learning language with AAC. It will cover a variety of topics including: providing time to explore, immediate responses, teaching multiple meanings of words and making learning language fun. Participants will learn quick and easy strategies that can be used routinely during AAC intervention. Therapy ideas and video examples are provided throughout. Strategies presented in this course are not device specific. This course is relevant for anyone who is working with a child who uses a communication device.

Saltillo Trainings at ATEC
Trainings are free of charge, however space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please contact Belva Holman, Saltillo Consultant at or call (619) 994.239 

Learn about NovaChat, Features, and Vocabulary
Wednesday, March 25th from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Overview on NovaChat: Learn how to Edit, Sync, Update and more
Tuesday, April 28th from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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