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TECHConnection Announces New Workshop Series

TECHConnection Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Workshop Series

Presented by: Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP*
AAC Specialist at TECHConnection

Course #1 – Proloquo2Go: Navigating the New P2G 2.0
This 3-hour workshop is intended to help participants make an informed decision about purchasing this popular AAC App. Through hands-on training with either the iPad or the iPod Touch, participants will learn about the vocabulary contents of Prololoquo2Go (P2G) 2.0 and master the basic skills needed to customize P2G for a range of language of abilities. Specific topics to be covered include: configuring the P2G settings, creating and linking categories, customizing pages, using photos, as well as procedures for backing up and restoring your custom vocabulary. Advanced language features of the software will be reviewed.

Objectives:
Participants will:
1. be able to determine if P2G is appropriate for their child or student
2. gain competency in programming and backing up P2G
3. be able to customize the device for your child or student

Course # 2 – AAC Apps for Basic Communicators: Getting Started
The advent of the GoTalk Now and Proloquo2Go 2.0 (P2G) Apps offer new AAC
options for communicators with limited expressive language abilities who use AAC to request and to respond. This hands-on workshop presents an overview of a range of considerations involved in assessing a student’s ability to use an App for communication purposes and then provides training specific to these 2 AAC Apps. Participants will learn how to (1) design pages for GoTalk Now, (2) customize the Basic Communication User P2G and (3) create custom pages in the P2G Blank User area. Specific topics to be covered include: configuring the GoTalk Now and P2G settings, creating buttons, folders, customizing pages, using photos, as well as procedures for backing up and restoring your custom vocabulary. NOTE: In each Class with 8 registrants, one lucky participant will receive a free GoTalkNow App Code.

Objectives:
Participants will:
1. Be able to select the most appropriate AAC App for a basic communicator
2. Learn key features and programming strategies for the GoTalk Now App
3. Understand the vocabulary contents of the Basic Communicator User of P2G
4. Customize the P2G Basic User and design a page set for the P2G Blank User

Dates:
March 1, 2013– Course #1 – P2G
March 15, 2013– Course #2 – AAC Apps …
April 5, 2013– Course #1 – P2G
April 19, 2013- Course #2 – AAC Apps …
May 3, 2013– Course #1 – P2G
May 10, 2013 – Course #2 – AAC Apps …
NOTE: Registration is limited to 8 participants

Target Audience:
Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Parents.

Time:
8:45 Registration
9 am – Noon: Workshop
(This session is offered for 3 NJ Department of Education Professional Development Hours)

Place:
TECHConnection at FRA, 35 Haddon Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07732

Cost:
The Workshop is $50 per person

To Register:
Complete Registration Form and fax back to Janine at 732-747-1896, or mail back to TechConnection at 35 Haddon Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
For registration questions, call Janine at 732-747-5310, ext. 111.

(Note: Agencies may contract with TECHConnection to host this workshop at their school. Agencies must supply their own iPads for the workshop. Call 732-747-5310 ext 121 for more details and fees).

*Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, has over 30 years of experience working in the field of AAC and has published and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to AAC assessment and intervention. Joan is the author of the Gateway© page sets, directs an AAC camp and currently serves as the President of the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association.

To download the workshop registration and for more information: www.frainc.org/techconnection/workshops.html

 

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