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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
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Product Trainings

  • 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

  • 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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  • Model and Grow Language Part 1

    Delivery: Online

    • October 5, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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  • 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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  • Model and Grow Language: Part 2

    Delivery: Online

    • October 19, 2020 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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  • Aphasia and AAC - Ideas and Resources

    Delivery: Online

    • October 20, 2020 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: 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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