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Monday, March 9, 2015

FREE Trainings at ATEC (from PRC & Saltillo)

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

Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC)
Goodwill of Orange County
1601 East Saint Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92705

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