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Implementation Workshop

Empowering Learners to Increase Comm./Access Curricula (Shoreview MN)

Description

This implementation-based workshop will focus on empowering diverse learners to maximize their educational and communication potential. We will start by looking at emergent communicators and how we can best provide Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) supports and strategies with the goal of moving emergent communicators toward symbolic communication. Participants will review the stages of pre-intentional and intentional communication, explore a variety of free tools and assessments, and learn about low and high-tech AAC communication supports. In the afternoon presenters will shift to focus on education strategies to support literacy and engagement for diverse learners.Participants will explore best practices for implementing free resources thatsupportspeech and language goals, encourage positive behavior, maximize engagement, differentiate instruction and improve literacy. Throughout the afternoon, participants will complete a weekly planner to take home to enable immediate implementation of the strategies and free resources at home, in a classroom, or in a therapy setting.


Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

·        List three characteristics of an emergent communicator  

·        Identify two assessment tools for assessing emergent communication skills 

·        Identify two high-tech AAC solutions that can be implemented with the emergent communicator  

·        Describe how the activities and supports in Boardmaker Activities-to-Go can be used to support diverse learners 

·        Describe five teaching tips for effectively implementing instruction

·        Complete a weekly planner using Boardmaker Activities-to-Go  


Check-in will begin at 8:00 am


Location: Shoreview Community Center

Wedell Community Room

4580 Victoria Street North

Shoreview, MN 55126



Questions?Contact: Amber Dollar amber.dollar@tobiidynavox.com


Participants are expected to be present for the entire session. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs and will not receive a certificate of completion. No partial credit will be provided. 


Co-Presenter: Lindsey Frohn, M.S., CCC-SLPhas worked in the rehabilitation setting for over 6 years as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. While working with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders, she developed a passion for AAC to increase her patients’ abilities to communicate successfully. She is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.


Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.

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This course will be offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Training type
Implementation Workshop

Open seats
75

Presenter
Amber Dollar
Amber Dollar M.Ed, is a seasoned educator and administrator with over twenty years experience in public education. Prior to joining Tobii Dynavox, Amber served in the public schools in numerous roles including teacher, special education coordinator, transition specialist, AT supervisor, and curriculum writer. Now Amber is a Learning Program Manager on the Learning Services team. In this role, she develops and facilitates virtual and on-site learning and creates implementation resources for families and professionals. She also presents at local, national, and international conferences about educational and AAC topics. Amber's contact information is amber.dollar@tobiidynavox.com

Price
Free of charge

Time
8:30 am - 3:30 pm CT

Date
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Location
Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126
United States

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Empowering Learners to Increase Comm./Access Curricula (Shoreview MN)

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CT





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