Webinars

This is a listing of live, online training on various topics, including TouchChat & Saltillo’s dedicated AAC devices.  Please email kim.galant@saltillo.com with any questions about trainings.

Please note:  All times are Eastern.

Webinar Listings & Webinar Information

Note: We reserve the right to cancel a webinar/training if there are less than 4 participants registered.

Registration Information & System Requirements

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Please note only the person whose name appears on this registration form will be able to request a certificate of completion for attending the class and is able to submit for ASHA CEU credit. If you are registering more than one computer station, a separate registration with a different name must be completed for each computer station.

Confirmation and participation details will be e-mailed to you shortly after your registration is completed. We request that you join the class 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to ensure that you are ready when the instructor begins the presentation.

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Saltillo is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide
			continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.  See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional
			level, and content area.

Product Trainings

  • Maximizing Potential with TouchChat by Saltillo

    Delivery: In Person

    • November 16, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    TouchChat, created by Saltillo, is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice.

    TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech. There are so many great features included in TouchChat, but where do you begin? Communication is a fundamental human need and this session will help participants achieve maximum potential with TouchChat app. We will explore vocabulary and spend some hands-on time personalizing it for your child/student. You have spent the time personalizing, now you'll learn options for backing up and sharing customized files. You will learn about resources and strategies to help you maximize potential while communicating with TouchChat by Saltillo. We will end our time together with time for questions and discussion. Join us for this fun, interactive session and discover potential with TouchChat!

    Devices are required for this training. Participants will need to bring a Saltillo device with TouchChat app or a laptops with TouchChat app.

    Intended audience: parents, caregivers, school staff, speech-language pathologists that work with TouchChat app users.
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  • WordPower Saltillo 2020! Hallmark Features, Current Vocabularies, New Supports, and Vocabulary Management Options

    Delivery: Online

    • January 22, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    WordPower™, Saltillo's flagship language software, currently contains 14 files for Saltillo and the TouchChat app.

    Hallmark features, current vocabularies, new supports and vocabulary management options will be demonstrated. Literacy and written language supports, texting, voice assist, and use of profiles will be explained and demonstrated. Links to new implementation supports will be provided.

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  • Explore ChatEditor: Saltillo’s Companion Software

    Delivery: Online

    • February 13, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This course will review and explore the features and functions of ChatEditor.

    ChatEditor is a free companion program for the Saltillo line of devices (i.e. NovaChat, ChatFusion, and TouchChat Express), as well as the TouchChat Application. It is available as a download on your Windows desktop or laptop computer. Participants will learn how to install, set up a configuration, customize a vocabulary, and back up a customized file using ChatEditor. ChatEditor offers an added bonus of customizing a vocabulary file without taking the device away from the user and easily transferring the file at a convenient time. Additionally, participants will observe how to quickly utilize the capture tool to create a button sequence that can be used in visual supports.

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  • Customizing TouchChat- Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • February 17, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This one-hour training will step you through the TouchChat settings menu, show you how to set up abbreviations, change pronunciations, find the version, share with SocialChat and use the new Word Finder feature.

    You will also learn how to choose and copy a vocab so that it can be modified, import pictures from your computer, edit buttons, access the help menu and make in-app purchases for additional vocabularies.

    **It is suggested that you have an iPad/iPod/iPhone with TouchChat loaded on it in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

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  • Customizing TouchChat- Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • February 18, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This one-hour training will take you through creating, duplicating and importing pages and editing page layouts.

    You will learn how to create gestures and add different button functions such as navigate and visit. Transferring vocabulary files using AirDrop, iTunes, and iShare will also be examined. 

    **It is suggested that you have an iPad/iPod/iPhone with TouchChat loaded on it in front of you during the training (but not required) so that you are able to follow along and get hands-on practice.

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Implementation Trainings

  • More Than Just a Pretty Chart: Realizing the Power of Data Logging

    Delivery: Online

    • November 13, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

    Imagine how helpful it would be to actually see the words being used and the progress being made by people who use a speech generating devices (e.g., NovaChat, ChatFusion). This course offers one possible approach to help visualize such data through the use of data logging and Realize Language, a subscription-based web tool. Participants will learn the what, why, and how of data logging, an available feature within Saltillo's Chat Software and the TouchChat application. This will include a discussion about how to use Realize Language in order to visualize and communicate the information in a more efficient and meaningful way. Case study examples will be used to illustrate how visualizing the data can have positive impacts on team communication, intervention planning, and progress monitoring. Discussion will include ideas for putting it into practice as well as identifying possible barriers and benefits of using data logging.

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  • Model and Grow Language: Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • November 13, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    This workshop will present a research-based strategy to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education.

    Participants will learn about a simple 3-4 step strategy to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Participants will view videos of various communication partner roles across communication contexts, as well as situations they may encounter on a regular basis with the individual using the SGD.

    Note: This is a two-part series. In order to gain the most knowledge and experience, it is recommended you take both seminars. 

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  • Putting Aided Language Input into Practice

    Delivery: Online

    • January 9, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Communication is a two-way process.

    As such, the successful implementation of an AAC device depends as much on the skills of the person using AAC as it does on those of the communication partners. This session will provide an overview of the characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of communication partners working with people who use AAC, with a focus on aided language input. Aided language input is a strategy in which the communication partner uses AAC to teach AAC. Shared reading will be discussed as a vehicle for learning to use aided language input to support device implementation and facilitate language learning. Participants will have the opportunity to put it to practice through a hands-on activity.

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  • AAC: Fostering Emergent Writing

    Delivery: Online

    • February 12, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Literacy is a continuum that starts at birth, developing simultaneously and interrelatedly with speaking and listening.

    Teaching writing is one of the most empowering things we can do for people who use AAC, and it starts with fostering emergent writing skills. This seminar will help participants understand emergent writing from a developmental perspective. It will then focus on building emergent literacy and writing skills by 1) providing access to an AAC system with core language, 2) engaging in shared reading activities as a context for shared writing, and 3) engaging in early writing activities. Discussion will also include how to use AAC in the context of phonological awareness. Resources, strategies, and tools will be shared, giving participants ideas to get started fostering emergent writing with individuals who use AAC. 

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  • Oh the Things You Can Do! A Chat Editor Make & Take Session

    Delivery: Online

    • February 18, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    This interactive course begins with a review of Saltillo's ChatEditor, the free companion software that is available to use with both the TouchChat Application and the Saltillo devices (e.g., NovaChat, ChatFusion, TouchChat Express).

    After creating a configuration, participants will observe how to transfer and open a vocabulary file within ChatEditor software. Participants will then engage in a hands-on learning experience, as they discover how to print pages and use the button capture tool to create button sequences. Participants will then paste these button sequences into provided templates to create quick and easy visual supports and materials.
    Participants must bring/have a computer with the most updated ChatEditor software.
    http://saltillo.com/products/chat-editor

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  • An Implementation Tool Kit for AAC: Achieving Authentic Communication

    Delivery: Online

    • March 10, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    This course will review elements of implementation to help participants achieve authentic communication with their clients.

    Participants will learn about communication, a complex multimodal process, involving the interaction of three elements: functions of communication, the environment, and communication partners. This will include a discussion about how to move beyond requesting and what to do as the communication partner. Additionally, participants will learn about the importance of creating communication opportunities, and how to do so for their clients. Examples will be used throughout the seminar and participants will have hands on experience using several tools to help clients achieve authentic communication. 

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  • AAC: Ready - Set - GOAL! Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • March 11, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Creating goals and measuring progress for individuals who use AAC can be a challenging process for a variety of reasons, including subtle growth, environmental and communication partner considerations, and differences in language growth for individuals who use AAC.

    While there are available goal banks to use, these still require tweaking and may not always be appropriate for individual clients. 

    This course will provide participants with a goal writing framework, assessment tools, and resources so they have the skills to write meaningful goals for clients who use AAC. Participants will engage in goal writing in order to learn about the goal attainment scale, assessment with AAC considerations, and the linguistic and operational communicative competence. This course will help participants reflect on where their client is (baseline), where they want to go (goals), and how to get there (a plan). 

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  • AAC: Ready - Set - GOAL! Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • March 12, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    This course follows AAC: Ready – Set – GOAL! Part One.

    In Part Two, we will continue to address the unique challenges of writing goals for individuals who use AAC, including differences in language acquisition, environmental considerations, and communication partner considerations. Rather than reviewing a bank of goals, in this course, we will continue to use the goal attainment scale and SMART terminology as a framework for writing meaningful goals. 

    This course will pick up with covering the communicative competences for AAC, taking an in depth look at social and strategic communicative competencies. Participants will engage in goal writing in order to learn SMART terminology. We will discuss monitoring progress, as a goal is only as good as your ability to measure it. This course will help participants reflect on where their client is (baseline), where they want to go (goals), and how to get there (a plan). 

    It is necessary for participants to take Part One prior to taking Part Two for understanding.

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  • Model and Grow Language Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • April 15, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This workshop will present research-based techniques to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education.

    Participants will learn about communication and communication characteristics common to both partners, how to increase communication by modifying their own behaviors, and six techniques to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Participants will view video scenarios of various communication partner roles and communication contexts, as well as situations they may encounter on a regular basis with the individual using the SGD.

    Note: This is a two-part series. In order to gain the most knowledge and experience, it is recommended you take both seminars. 
     

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  • Model and Grow Language: Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • April 15, 2020 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    This workshop will present a research-based strategy to increase communication for individuals using a speech generating device (SGD) via communication partner education.

    Participants will learn about a simple 3-4 step strategy to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts. Participants will view videos of various communication partner roles across communication contexts, as well as situations they may encounter on a regular basis with the individual using the SGD.

    Note: This is a two-part series. In order to gain the most knowledge and experience, it is recommended you take both seminars. 

    Register Now

  • More Than Just a Pretty Chart: Realizing the Power of Data Logging

    Delivery: Online

    • April 16, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

    Imagine how helpful it would be to actually see the words being used and the progress being made by people who use a speech generating devices (e.g., NovaChat, ChatFusion). This course offers one possible approach to help visualize such data through the use of data logging and Realize Language, a subscription-based web tool. Participants will learn the what, why, and how of data logging, an available feature within Saltillo's Chat Software and the TouchChat application. This will include a discussion about how to use Realize Language in order to visualize and communicate the information in a more efficient and meaningful way. Case study examples will be used to illustrate how visualizing the data can have positive impacts on team communication, intervention planning, and progress monitoring. Discussion will include ideas for putting it into practice as well as identifying possible barriers and benefits of using data logging.

    Register Now