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Live Online Webinars

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

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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.

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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

  • Customizing TouchChat: Part 1

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    Type: Live Online ASHA

    CEUs: 0.10

    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 Social Chat 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.


    This presentation will focus exclusively on TouchChat and will not include information regarding other similar or related applications.


    Learner Outcomes:

    1.        Edit the settings in order to meet their needs.
    2.        Locate the version of TouchChat they are running.
    3.        Perform simple editing tasks such as copying a file and editing buttons to customize a vocabulary set.
    4.        Explore the use of Word Finder to find a word in the vocab.
    5.        Hide multiple buttons at once through hide mode.


    Agenda:

    20 minutes - Overview of settings & finding the version

    15 minutes - Choosing and copying a vocab, importing pictures & editing buttons

    10 minutes - Editing abbreviations/pronunciations, Hide mode, Word Finder

    15 minutes - Exploring SocialChat, Making in-app purchases, Help Menu, closing TouchChat, website tour


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures



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    Dates:

    No Dates Scheduled

    Details & Registration

  • Customizing TouchChat: Part 2

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    Type: Live Online ASHA

    CEUs: 0.10

    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.


    This presentation will focus exclusively on TouchChat App and will not include information regarding other similar or related applications.


    Learner Outcomes:

    1.        Create and import pages and add navigational buttons to link it to/from other pages.
    2.        Add animations and gestures to pages.
    3.        Able to upload/download files from the device to iShare.
    4.        Import/export files from the device to iTunes.
    5.        Transfer a vocabulary file using AirDrop.


    Agenda:

    25 minutes - Creating & editing pages, duplicating & importing pages, creating page animations and adding gestures.

    25 minutes - Copying photos into the device, iShare, Importing/exporting files to/from iShare & TouchChat, Importing/exporting files to/from iTunes & TouchChat.

    10 minutes - Transferring a vocabulary file using AirDrop, website tour.


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures


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    Dates:

    No Dates Scheduled

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Implementation Trainings

  • AAC Language Lab Tour Live

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    Type: Live Online non ASHA

    CEUs:

    Join the fun on the AAC Language Lab. Learn how to get started and create a learning plan for your student based on language objectives.


    Learner Outcomes


    1.        Assess and monitor the language level of individuals using AAC with the Language Screener and Language Stages.
    2.        Develop intervention based on specific language objectives using a lesson plan or activity.
    3.        Create support materials for AAC communicators using the smart chart generator.


    Agenda


    •      Introduction 
    •      Lesson Plans
    •      Activities
    •      Search Filters
    •      Curriculums
    •      Smart Chart Generator
    •      Resources
    •     Summary

    Instructor: 

    Jane Odom, M.Ed.

    Training and Implementation Specialist

    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures

    Dates:

    No Dates Scheduled

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  • AAC: Ready, Set, Goal! 90 minutes

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    Type: Live Online ASHA

    CEUs: 0.15

    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).


    Learner Outcomes

    1. identify the three important components used in the provided AAC Goal Framework.
    2. list the four areas of communicative competence for AAC use.
    3. identify resources to support writing goals.
    4. write one goal, with at least 2 objectives, using the framework provided.
    5. describe elements that make a “SMART” goal.


    Agenda

    5 minutes - Introduction; Setting the stage

    15 minutes - Explaining the AAC Goal Framework

    5 minutes - Introduce Case Study

    50 minutes - Review of four of the communicative competencies, with discussion of available resources and practice writing  objectives for each area

    10 minutes - Fine tuning with SMART

    5 minutes - Wrap up


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures 


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    Dates:

    No Dates Scheduled

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  • Another Stepping Stone to AAC

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    Type: In-Person non ASHA

    CEUs:

    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. 


    Learner Outcomes:

    Participants will be able to 

    • Identify core words to target 
    • Learn strategies to comment and question to prompt use of core words 
    • Practice modeling responses using core words 


    Agenda:

    5 minutes - Welcome and Intro

    10 minutes - Discuss and Demonstrate Strategies

    5 minutes - Practice Strategies

    10 minutes - Reflections and Questions

    Dates:

    • Another Kick Off! with Brittany and Christie
      October 26, 2022 : 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

    Details & Registration

  • Another Stepping Stone: Family Game Night

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    Type: Live Online non ASHA

    CEUs:

    Language learning occurs in steps. As a communication partner, you are crucial to helping your AAC learner develop language and communication. But once they learn the basics of communication, what’s next?  How do we teach them to use more than simple one to three word phrases? How do we teach them pragmatic functions of communication? Join us for that next step: Another Stepping Stone. We will explore simple steps to help you and your child learn to communicate beyond simple phrases, with a focus on targeting functions of communication during everyday activities.


    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.


    Devices for this training are optional. If you would like to bring a device, please bring an Accent, NovaChat, or iOS device pre-loaded with our software.


    Learner Outcomes: 

    1. Identify core words to target based on a communicative function
    2. Learn strategies to prompt use of core words in 4-5 word phrases or sentences
    3. Practice modeling responses using core words

     

    Agenda:

    5 minutes - Welcome and Intro

    10 minutes - Discuss and demonstrate strategies

    5 minutes - Practice strategies

    10 minutes - Reflections and questions


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures


    Dates:

    No Dates Scheduled

    Details & Registration

  • Explore to Know More

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    Type: In-Person ASHA

    CEUs: 0.10

    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).


    This presentation will focus exclusively on NOVA Chat and TouchChat and will not include information regarding other similar or related applications.


    Learner Outcomes

    1. List different vocabulary files that are contained within the NOVA chat devices and Touch Chat application.
    2. Describe key elements of selected vocabulary files (e.g., who developed it, why it was developed, and how it is organized).
    3. Identify the correct tools needed to adapt vocabulary to meet clients’ needs.


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures


    Agenda

    5 minutes -  Intro/Vocabulary Selection

    25 minutes - Vocabulary Description

    25 minutes - Vocabulary Exploration – hands on

    5 minutes - Conclusion/Wrap-up


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    Dates:

    • In-Person with Jason Smith in Boise, ID
      December 8, 2022 : 9:45 am - 10:45 am MDT

    Details & Registration

  • Learn and Grow with PRC-Saltillo: Online Resources for Everyone!

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    Type: Live Online non ASHA

    CEUs:

    It can be so overwhelming to search for resources to support AAC online. A Google search will lead you to so many options. Where do you start? Come join us for this 45-minute session and learn about five different online resources designed specifically to help families and professionals provide engaging, research-based implementation strategies that will improve language and communication for AAC learners. You will get an overview of these online resources, including:


    •  What they are and where they are located
    •  Who they were designed for
    •  How these resources can support AAC learners


    This course is intended for speech-language pathologists, educators/classroom staff, families, and anyone interested in learning about online resources for AAC implementation.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. List 6 online resources from PRC-Saltillo that support AAC implementation
    2. Describe 3 ways to locate AAC lesson plans and activities that support AAC implementation
    3. Summarize 2 options for online professional development using AAC Learning Journey


    Agenda:

    5 minutes - Introduction 

    5 minutes - Overview of Explore AAC

    10 minutes - Overview of AAC Language Lab

    10 minutes - Overview of Chat Corner and PRC Implementation Activities

    10  minutes - Overview of Realize Language

    5 minutes - Overview of Group Coach/Summary/Questions


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures  




    Dates:

    • Online with Kirk and Beth
      October 6, 2022 : 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    • Online with Kirk and Beth
      October 7, 2022 : 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

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  • Stepping Stones to AAC

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    Type: Live Online non ASHA

    CEUs:

    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. 

     

    Devices for this training are optional. If you would like to bring a device, please bring an Accent, NovaChat, or iOS device pre-loaded with our software. 

     

    Learner Outcomes: 

    1. Identify core words to target based on a communicative function
    2. Learn strategies to comment and question to prompt use of core words 
    3. Practice modeling responses using core words

      

    Agenda:

     

    5 minutes - Welcome and Intro

    10 minutes - Discuss and demonstrate strategies

    5 minutes - Practice strategies

    10 minutes - Reflections and questions


    Click here for instructor bio and disclosures

    Dates:

    • Kick Off! with Brittany and Christie
      October 12, 2022 : 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

    Details & Registration

  • Using Core: Exploring Saltillo's Chat Corner

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    Type: Live Online ASHA

    CEUs: 0.15

    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.


    Learner Outcomes

    1. Define major classes of core vocabulary
    2. Navigate WordPower to model core vocabulary
    3. Use tools for planning implementation of core vocabulary with AAC.
    4. Identify 1-2 Saltillo resources to assist them implementing AAC strategies.


    Agenda

    5 minutes - Introduction

    20 minutes - Core vocabulary

    20 minutes - WordPower

    30 minutes - Complete implementation planning tools

    5 minutes - Chat Corner tour

    10 minutes - Summary and Questions/Answers

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    Dates:

    No Dates Scheduled

    Details & Registration