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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FREE Workshop - AAC Competencies

Workshop Description:
If you live or work with someone that uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication you may have heard or even used the term "AAC Competencies" without really understanding the impact on growth each area has in the life of the AAC user. This workshop will provide instruction in understanding, monitoring and promoting all 5, operational, linguistic, social, strategic, and emotional competencies for AAC users with various levels of function and ability.

Friday, May 8, 2015 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Emmanuel Baptist Church (hosted by Jeremiah’s Ranch) 911 East Elder Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Call: 949-233-6515 to register

Thursday, May 14, 2015 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Inland Regional Center (hosted by TASK San Bernardino) 1425 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Call 909-890-9630 to register. 

Click HERE to download the flyer.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Webinars: AAC in the Classroom

Posting from abroad, so there may be less visual/graphic effect, but this content looks too enticing to keep to myself! Our own Networker, Tere H., gives her thumbs up to the first offering...take a look.

LIVE Online Implementation Classes from PRC
(For the Week of April 20, 2015)

It's Not Rocket Science: Learning How to Talk with AAC in Science Class

• April 20, 2015 (Monday), 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST
• Price: $35.00

"This was a great webinar. I can take the information from the handouts and use it tomorrow in my teaching!" - Terre H.


Teaching Language in the Classroom: Speaking, Reading and Writing with AAC

• April 24, 2015 (Friday), 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. EST
• Price: $35.00

"This was a great course for learning how to incorporate devices into daily activities in a classroom!" - Rachel F.


We Believe Everyone Deserves a Voice.™

Prentke Romich Company
1022 Heyl Road
Wooster OH 44691

Friday, April 10, 2015

Batter Up! Speech & Hearing Night, May 29

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Attention Districts 7 and 10 (yes – that’s you)
We are known as the super star CSHA districts so we are
Celebrating Better Speech & Hearing Month in a big way
Friday night – May 29 at the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Be an MVP and please donate
We need to raise $2000 to buy tickets ($7 each) which you will then be able to give away to your students or clients
Every SLP/SLPA/Audiologist can hit a home run by donating $25, $50, or even $100 to this cause
We will then be able to pay for the tickets that have been reserved.
If everyone on this VIP email lists donates at least $25 we will come close to meeting this goal.
You can donate via this website:
(or directly to the CSHA office)
Any questions, please email  Also, let me know if you are interested in getting tickets for your students.  You will be the ones to give them away.  We’ll also be looking for kids to participate during the game (signing the national anthem, announcing, etc).
If you have never been to a farm league game, you’re in for a treat.  It makes for a great family outing!  Hope to see you there.
Terry Kappe Director, District 7
California Speech & Hearing Association
Please distribute this among your colleagues at your work site.

FREE Webinar - 5 Ways to Use Apps for Autism (April 15, 12:00 PST)

5 Ways to Use Apps for Autism: Moving from Low Tech Visual Tools to High Tech Supports for Lifelong Success
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
 Show in My Timezone
Presented by Linda Hodgdon, CCC-SLP - Consultant Autism Spectrum Disorders

All of a sudden. . .POOF. . .it seems like everyone has a tablet. Using iPads (smart phones and other devices) have become a “big deal” for individuals on the autism spectrum - but there must be more than Angry Birds or Candy Crush. The most common question is “What apps should I get?”

We know that visual strategies are very helpful for these students and apps are visual so it makes sense to explore the possibilities. The challenge is figuring out what you can do with the technology besides play games. What do you want to accomplish with the device? How do you sort through a million apps and what should you look for?

In this program we will focus on 5 key skill areas that apps can help preschoolers, school age and adults participate in life activities working toward achieving more independence.

Participants will learn to:
  • Recognize situations where communication breakdowns or learning needs can affect the student’s understanding, behavior and participation
  • Identify key activities where apps can be useful options for students
  • Use specific apps as visual supports to improve participation and independence in school and life opportunities
Sponsored by STAR Autism Support and VizZle

Join the Teaching Students with Autism community to access the webinar recording and resources.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AAC2Go app discounted

Creative Communicating
The coolest tools for the coolest kids
for GoTalkNow App
Special for Better Speech and Hearing Month
Take advantage of this discounted price!   Downloads from Creative Communicating website only.  Click here   Now to get your files or
find out more...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

AAC Apps Discounted for World Autism Day

Thanks to AT Mac for this great list
LINK to AT Mac to read descriptions of each app. Also on their page, other discounted non-AAC apps (scroll to the bottom). More apps on sale today, LINK HERE.

Speak For Yourself Icon
Speak For Yourself
Was: US$199.99
Now: US$99.99
Proloquo2Go Icon
Proloquo2Go by AssistiveWare
Was: US$219.99
Now: US$110
LAMP Words for Life Icon
AACorn Icon
Was: US$189.99
Now: US$79.99
Custom Boards Premium Icon
Custom Boards – Premium, by Smarty Ears
Was: US$99.99
Now: US$32.99
Avaz Pro Icon
Avaz Pro
Was: US$149.99
Now: US$74.99
Avaz Español Icon
Avaz Español / Spanish
Was: US$149.99
Now: US$74.99
Avaz Italiano / Italian
Was: US$299.99
Now: US$149.99
Avaz India
Was: US$109.99
Now: US$54.99
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Use2Talk, by Pablo La Roche
Was: US$14.99
Now: US$4.99