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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

  • Explore to Know More

    Delivery: Online

    • April 26, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    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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  • Explore Chat Editor: Saltillo‚Äôs Companion Software

    Delivery: Online

    • May 4, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 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

    • May 12, 2021 4:00 pm - 4:30 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

    • May 13, 2021 4:00 pm - 4:30 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

    • May 14, 2021 4:00 pm - 4:30 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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  • Stepping Up: Young Adult Content on the AAC Language Lab

    Delivery: Online

    • May 17, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 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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  • Customizing TouchChat- Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • May 18, 2021 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

    • May 19, 2021 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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  • Diving Into the AAC Language Lab

    Delivery: Online

    • May 20, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 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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  • Stepping Up: Young Adult Content on the AAC Language Lab

    Delivery: Online

    • June 14, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 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

    • April 26, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    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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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: AAC in Bloom

    Delivery: Online

    • April 28, 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 an activity of planting seeds or flowers.  We will use core words and fringe words to describe, direct actions, and comment around this activity. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.



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  • AAC: Fostering Emergent Literacy

    Delivery: Online

    • May 5, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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  • What Are Core Words Anyway? Let Us Help You Get Started! Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • May 25, 2021 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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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Explore Baby Animals at the Zoo

    Delivery: Online

    • May 26, 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 an activity of seeing baby animals at the zoo.  We will use core words and fringe words to describe, direct actions, and comment around this activity. 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 2

    Delivery: Online

    • May 27, 2021 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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  • Aphasia and AAC - Ideas and Resources

    Delivery: Online

    • June 9, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Communication for a person with Aphasia (PWA) is often very challenging.

    It can negatively impact an individual’s participation in daily life and interaction with his/her communication partners. Therefore, it is essential that intervention include both restorative approaches, aimed at improving the communication impairment, and compensatory approaches, aimed at maximizing communication function for social interaction. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an example of a treatment strategy that combines elements of both compensatory and restorative approaches. Low-tech AAC strategies (e.g., written choice communication, pictures, gestures) have been widely used to support communication. With increased availability of and advances in technology, clinicians and families are asking if and how high-tech (e.g., communication app or device), AAC can be incorporated into treatment strategies. This session will review current research supporting use of both low-tech and high-tech AAC with PWA. It will discuss more commonly practiced low-tech AAC strategies and explore potential for infusing high-tech AAC into these same strategies. Participants will experience AAC strategies through video demonstrations and case study examples. Resources that may benefit a PWA will be shared.



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  • Stepping Stones to AAC: Splash into Summer!

    Delivery: Online

    • June 23, 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 an activity of playing with water and cooling off this summer.  We will use core words and fringe words to describe, direct actions, and comment around this activity. Join us for an interactive session to help you and your child step into AAC.



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