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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 info@prentrom.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

  • Diving Into the AAC Language Lab

    Delivery: Online

    • August 3, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    The AAC Language Lab has a wealth of resources for individuals using AAC and staff who support them.

      In this interactive session, you will learn how to use tools to assess and monitor language levels of those using AAC. We’ll dive in to individual lesson plans so you can see how easy it is to develop instruction with these ready-to-go materials and activities for speaking, reading, writing, and more.  Do you need custom supports? Learn how to create smart charts on any online platform with our smart chart generator. Come explore all this plus bonus resources, blogs and our awesome Ambassadors.  This class is designed for educators, classroom staff, speech-language pathologists and anyone interested in using fun, engaging activities to support individuals using AAC.



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  • Explore Chat Editor: Saltillo‚Äôs Companion Software

    Delivery: Online

    • August 23, 2021 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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  • Explore to Know More

    Delivery: Online

    • August 24, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    This course will review and explore vocabulary files that are available on the NOVA chat devices and TouchChat application.

    This course will help professionals/parents to better understand pre-selected vocabulary files, specifically, who developed them, why they were developed, and how they are organized. Participants will be provided with "hands-on" time to learn the vocabulary files that are presented. By better understanding the vocabulary files, participants will be more equipped to select the most appropriate vocabulary files for a client using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).



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  • Customizing TouchChat- Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • August 25, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 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

    • August 26, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 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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  • New to TouchChat? Let us Help! Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • August 31, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:00 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

    • September 1, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:00 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

    • September 2, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:00 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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  • Stepping Up: Young Adult Content on the AAC Language Lab

    Delivery: Online

    • September 21, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Creating engaging, motivating activities for teens and young adults who use AAC can be easy and fun with the many lesson plans, activities, and resources on the AAC Language Lab.

    During this interactive session, you will learn how to use lesson plans and activities specifically designed for this population. Help your teen using AAC transition from school to work or adult programming by improving communication, social skills, computer access, and empowerment using these materials.





    This class is designed for speech-language, educators, and anyone supporting young adults using AAC.



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Implementation Trainings

  • Explore to Know More

    Delivery: Online

    • August 24, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    This course will review and explore vocabulary files that are available on the NOVA chat devices and TouchChat application.

    This course will help professionals/parents to better understand pre-selected vocabulary files, specifically, who developed them, why they were developed, and how they are organized. Participants will be provided with "hands-on" time to learn the vocabulary files that are presented. By better understanding the vocabulary files, participants will be more equipped to select the most appropriate vocabulary files for a client using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).



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  • Using Core: Exploring Saltillo's Chat Corner

    Delivery: Online

    • August 24, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    So, you have heard about core vocabulary, but what is it really? This workshop will provide an overview of core vocabulary and how it is organized in WordPower for Saltillo and TouchChat.

    We will discuss strategies to model core vocabulary and plan for communication opportunities throughout the day. Participants will complete planning tools and explore resources available on Saltillo’s Chat Corner of implementation supports.



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  • AAC: Ready, Set, Goal! 90 minutes

    Delivery: Online

    • August 25, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Creating goals and measuring progress for individuals who use AAC can be a challenging process.

    In theory, this shouldn’t be that much harder than writing any other language or academic goals, right? One thing that is often different about the AAC goal-writing process is that teachers and therapists simply don’t know enough about AAC and what skills contribute to helping someone become a competent and successful communicator. While there are available goal banks to use, these still require tweaking and may not always be appropriate.





    This course will provide the participants with resources, tools, and a framework so they have the skills to write goals and objectives on their own. Participants will engage in goal writing in order to learn about the four areas of communicative competence, the goal attainment scale, and SMART terminology. 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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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Getting to Know You

    Delivery: Online

    • August 25, 2021 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 conversation practice, like greetings and talking about your how your day was. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your



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

    Delivery: Online

    • August 30, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 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

    • September 1, 2021 11:00 am - 12:30 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: Fostering Emergent Literacy

    Delivery: Online

    • September 22, 2021 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

    Teaching literacy is one of the most empowering things we can do for people who use AAC, and it starts with fostering emergent literacy skills. This seminar will help participants understand literacy from a developmental perspective. It will then focus on building emergent literacy skills by 1) providing access to an AAC system with core language, 2) engaging in shared reading, 3) making reading materials accessible, and 4) engaging in early writing activities. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to further their learning. 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 literacy with individuals who use AAC.



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: AAC Camp Out

    Delivery: Online

    • September 22, 2021 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 while camping or going to camp. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.



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  • AAC: Fostering Emergent Writing

    Delivery: Online

    • September 23, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Fall Harvest Fun

    Delivery: Online

    • October 20, 2021 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 while going to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Family Game Night

    Delivery: Online

    • November 10, 2021 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 while playing games with family and friends. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: A Season to Celebrate

    Delivery: Online

    • December 15, 2021 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 activities around the holiday season. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.





     



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