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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

  • Getting to Know Saltillo

    Delivery: Online

    • August 20, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This course will introduce you to Saltillo Corporation and its communication solutions (i.e., NovaChat, ChatFusion, TouchChat Express, and the TouchChat App).

    Participants will learn about the different vocabulary options available, which can easily be customized to meet your client's needs. A demonstration of customization and use of the devices will be included, along with hands on experience. Key software and hardware features will be discussed. Participants will also learn about the many free resources Saltillo offers including the ChatEditor companion software, online implementation materials, funding support, webinars, and more!



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  • Customizing TouchChat- Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • August 31, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 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

    • September 1, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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  • Explore ChatEditor: Saltillo‚Äôs Companion Software

    Delivery: Online

    • September 10, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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  • New to TouchChat? Let us Help! Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • October 6, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Are you new to TouchChat?  Let us help you get up and running with a 3-part mini-series! This half hour class will explore the history of TouchChat by Saltillo.

      Participants will be provided with a brief overview of two vocabulary options: MultiChat 15 and WordPower.  This session will set you up for basic customizing in Part 2 of the series and includes how to copy of a vocabulary file for customizing and adjusting the voice settings to personalize for your individual. You will be introduced to a “Making it Personal” handout to plan out customizations demonstrated in Part 2.  Be sure to join us for all three sessions to maximize your potential with TouchChat!





    **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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  • New to TouchChat? Let us Help! Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • October 7, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Let us help you continue your journey with TouchChat! Part one set you up to personalize your app.

    Part two of this series will step you through basic customizing of buttons by editing buttons in the Personal Page, creating a new page, and then linking to a button in your vocabulary file.  During this session, we will discuss basic AAC modeling concepts to get you started with your person using TouchChat.   Participants will explore ideas of what and where to model, as well as, how you can model 1-2 words while reading a book.  You are on your way now!  Join us for part 3 of the series to learn about additional resources to maximize your potential with TouchChat.





    **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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  • New to TouchChat? Let us Help! Part 3

    Delivery: Online

    • October 8, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Let’s continue the journey with TouchChat with Part 3 of 3!  This session will step you through updating your TouchChat app with new release.

      In sessions 1 and 2, you learned how to customize TouchChat.  You will want to make sure to back up your work.  Participants will learn about options to back up and transfer custom vocabulary files. We will continue the journey by exploring TouchChat supports and implementation resources to keep you moving forward and maximizing potential with TouchChat!





    **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

  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Let's Get Dressed!

    Delivery: Online

    • September 2, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session we will outline these steps during a routine such as taking a bath and getting dressed. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.





     



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  • An Implementation Tool Kit for AAC: Achieving Authentic Communication

    Delivery: Online

    • September 3, 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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  • Oh the Things You Can Do! A ChatEditor Make & Take Session

    Delivery: Online

    • September 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Exploring photo albums!

    Delivery: Online

    • September 16, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session we will outline these steps during photo album exploration. Join us for an interactive session to help your child step into AAC.





     



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  • Putting Aided Language Input into Practice

    Delivery: Online

    • September 17, 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: Ready - Set - GOAL! Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • September 22, 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

    • September 23, 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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  • Alexa at Home: How to interact with Alexa using your PRC-Saltillo AAC voice

    Delivery: Online

    • September 23, 2020 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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    This 30 minute session will show you how to use your PRC-Saltillo speech generating device with Alexa.  You will learn about motivating ways to engage with Alexa for fun,  independence, calming activities, and even academics! This session is designed for parents, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn how to use their speech generating device with Alexa.





    Examples we be shared using Saltillo's NovaChat, but the tips, tricks, and strategies are applicable to ANY speech generating device.





     



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  • Hey Siri, I'm home: Using your PRC-Saltillo speech generating device to talk with Siri

    Delivery: Online

    • September 30, 2020 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    This 30 minute parent training will teach you how to use Siri voice assistant with your PRC-Saltillo speech generating device at home.

    Parents will learn how to set-up Siri on an iPhone/iPad to recognize voice output from a speech-generating device. Learn about the many voice commands, such as playing music, asking questions, telling jokes and more that you can have Siri complete using your PRC-Saltillo speech-generating device.

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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Let's transition!

    Delivery: Online

    • September 30, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session we will outline these steps to plan for communication during transitions. Join us for an interactive session to help your child step into AAC.





     



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Fun in the fall!

    Delivery: Online

    • October 7, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session, we will outline these steps planning for fun in the Fall. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.





     



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  • What Are Core Words Anyway? Let Us Help You Get Started! Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • October 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    You may have heard your child’s speech pathologist use the phrase “core words” during his/her sessions to help your child learn language and communicate on their AAC device.

    But what are core words and why do we teach them to children using AAC? And how do you continue to teach your child these critical language skills at home? Fear not! This 2- part workshop will provide an overview of core vocabulary and how it is represented in Saltillo systems. During this session, we will help you develop a better understanding of core vocabulary and how it is used in everyday language. Language development, as well as how it relates to core vocabulary will also be discussed. Lastly, we will go over basic AAC modeling concepts that you can apply with your child at home. Join us for Part 2 of this workshop to learn about ways to implement core vocabulary in your everyday life!





    Target audience: Parents, professionals and caregivers supporting AAC learners





     



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  • What Are Core Words Anyway? Let Us Help You Get Started! Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • October 15, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Now that you know the basics of core words and strategies to model them, how do you implement this knowledge into everyday life? Let us help! This session will focus on applying the strategies we learned in Part 1, focusing on how to choose what core vocabulary to model for various activities.

    Activities include shared book reading, various toys, and even cooking in the kitchen! What words will you choose to help your child learn to communicate during these activities using his/her device? Join us to get some ideas!





    Target audience: Parents, professionals and caregivers supporting AAC learners





     



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Happy Halloween!

    Delivery: Online

    • October 21, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session we will outline these steps to plan for communication around Halloween activities. Join us for an interactive session to help your child step into AAC.





     



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Let's play with Play-Doh and blocks!

    Delivery: Online

    • November 4, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session we will outline these steps during play with Play-Doh and blocks. Join us for an interactive session to help your child step into AAC.



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  • AAC: Fostering Emergent Writing

    Delivery: Online

    • November 16, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 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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  • More Than Just a Pretty Chart: Realizing the Power of Data Logging

    Delivery: Online

    • November 17, 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.



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Let's Get Social!

    Delivery: Online

    • November 18, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session, we will outline these steps planning for social interactions. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.





     



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Winter Holiday!

    Delivery: Online

    • December 9, 2020 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Language learning occurs in steps.

    As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your child develop language and communication. You model language for your child during daily activities, you respond to your child’s attempts to communicate, and you help them learn to say words in a more efficient way. But what do these steps look like when it comes to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)? We will explore three simple steps, with different everyday activities, to help you and your child learn to use his/her device more effectively at home: choosing words, planning a question or comment, and modeling on the device.





    During this session we will outline these steps to plan for communication around Winter activities. Join us for an interactive session to help your child step into AAC.





     



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