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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Affordable ASHA CEU Workshop - From Assessment to Implementation (Camarillo)

Nov 04, 2015 at 9:00 AM — 3:30 PM

Professional Building, 155 Granada Street, Suite C
Camarillo, CA 93010

Holly Schneider MA CCC/SLP


Cost: $20.00

Course Description:
Innovation in technology combined with the latest AAC research has enabled individuals with significant communication challenges to access powerful tools for interactive and efficient communication. This session will address the design strategies, development process and research behind the Tobii Dynavox product communication content. Participants will explore both Compass and Communicator software and learn the purpose and function of each communication tool and learn the key elements for successful AAC assessment, planning and implementation. 
Using video examples, case studies and relevant research, participants will explore how the communication tools found in both the Compass and Communicator page sets can be used to support language and literacy development, social participation and efficient communication. Participants will leave with a collection of practical ideas and tools that can be immediately implemented with individuals of various ages, abilities, and communication levels.
Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
•Identify key elements of the content design process.
•Describe 3 research articles that influenced the content design on the Compass and Communicator page sets.
• Compare and contrast efficiency and precision communication tools.
•Locate evaluation and therapy resources to support effective AAC service delivery.

This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUS (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Presented by: Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP

Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP, has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher. After graduating from the University of Texas in 2000 with a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology, she began a clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric.  Here her focus and passion grew towards working with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to increase her clients’ ability to participate more fully in their lives. Now with TobiiDynavox she is presently a member of the Clinical Training & Implementation Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics. She has publications in JMSLP (2010) and most recently in Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing (2015).

Financial Disclosure: Holly is a full time employee at Tobii Dynavox. 

Non-financial Disclosure: Holly has no non-financial relationships and the publications written have no non-financial relationship with the content of the presentation. 

Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product(s), this presentation will focus exclusively on the Tobii Dynavox product line and will not include information on other similar communication or educational product(s).

This location is directly off the freeway across the street from the In and Out. There was no name for the building.

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