National AAC Training Tour July 2017

26/05/2017


Liberator is excited to be hosting two international guests this July 2017, presenting a variety of free beginner and advanced training sessions on high-tech AAC, across various locations.

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  Mark Street

Mark Street is the AAC Consultant Manager for Liberator Ltd in the UK. He joined Liberator as a consultant in 2002 and found his passion in supporting people who use AAC, their families and professionals in how to use a variety of vocabularies, software programs and devices as well as exploring complex access solutions. Mark regularly lectures at conferences about a variety of clinical and technical topics. In addition to his consultant & management roles at Liberator, Mark is the author of easyChat, a robust family of vocabularies and computer access solutions available on Liberator AAC devices.

 

    Lindsey Paden Cargill, M.A., CCC-SLP

Lindsey Paden Cargill is a speech-language pathologist and the Therapy Manager at Bridgeway Academy, a private therapy and education centre for children with autism in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsey’s passion has narrowed into the niche of children and adults who rely on speech-generating devices to communicate.  Lindsey is also a trainer for the Center for AAC & Autism’s Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program. Lindsey’s recent focus has been collaborating with researchers at the Ohio State University on methodologies to ensure successful AAC implementation beyond the initial evaluation by examining treatment strategies, predictive outcomes and strategies for establishing “buy-in” by the AAC team.

 

 

Workshop 1: Introduction to the easyChat vocabularies

This workshop is suitable for all levels of AAC knowledge.

Learning outcomes / topics addressed:

  • Understanding the easyChat vocabularies for Accent devices – easyChat Phrases, Core, Words & Spell
  • Using these vocabularies with a variety of client groups & language needs, across the lifespan
  • How to personalise the vocabularies, including computer access and environmental controls
  • Using the vocabularies with various access methods (touch, switch, eyegaze, etc)
  • Every day AAC teaching strategies & fun features for different age groups and environments

 

Workshop 2: Exploring the Accent devices: Alternative Access, Computer Functions and Personalisation

This workshop is suitable for individuals with some experience using the Accent range of devices (or legacy Liberator devices e.g. Vantage, ECO).

Learning outcomes / topics addressed:

  • Understanding the different access methods (e.g. eyegaze, head tracking, switch scanning, touch) and how to adjust these for success
  • Personalisation of the Accent vocabulary options (including Unity, easyChat)
  • Social media & Windows access
  • Environmental controls
  • Fun implementation tricks

 

Workshop 3: Implementing the LAMP therapy approach: Taking the next step

This workshop is suitable for individuals who have experience implementing the LAMP therapy approach.

Learning outcomes / topics addressed:

  • Review of the key components of the LAMP therapy approach, focussing on auditory signals, motor planning and links to neurology
  • Choosing the right layout & moving between 1 hit, transition & full
  • Effective use of vocabulary builder for masking
  • Supporting LAMP intervention at home and in the classroom
  • Modifying the vocabularies using visual & access features
  • Use of the LAMP therapy approach with various clinical populations, including common road blocks & challenges

Monday 24th July, 2017 - BRISBANE

Introduction to the easyChat vocabularies - Mark Street

9am – 12pm

Wynnum Library

145 Florence Street,

Wynnum  QLD

Exploring the Accent devices: Alternative Access,   Computer Functions and Personalisation - Mark Street

1pm – 4pm

Implementing the   LAMP therapy approach: Taking the next step - Lindsey Cargill

1pm – 4pm

 

Tuesday 25th July, 2017 - SYDNEY

Introduction to the easyChat vocabularies - Mark Street

9am –   12pm

Northcott   Parramatta

1 Fennell   Street, Parramatta, NSW

Exploring the Accent devices: Alternative Access,   Computer Functions and Personalisation - Mark Street

1pm – 4pm

Implementing the LAMP therapy approach: Taking   the next step - Lindsey Cargill

10am - 1pm

Dapto Leagues Club, Princes Highway, Kembla Grange NSW 2526

 

Wednesday 26th July, 2017 - SYDNEY

Implementing the LAMP therapy approach: Taking   the next step - Lindsey Cargill

9am –   12pm

Ryde Rehab Centre,

235 Morrison Road,

Ryde NSW

 

Thursday 27th July, 2017 - MELBOURNE

Introduction to the easyChat vocabularies - Mark Street

9am –   12pm

Glenallen   School

7 Allen   Street

Glen   Waverley, VIC

Exploring the Accent devices: Alternative Access,   Computer Functions and Personalisation - Mark Street

1pm – 4pm

Implementing the LAMP therapy approach: Taking   the next step - Lindsey Cargill

1:30 - 4pm

Frankston SDS,

Sassafras Drive,

Frankston,  VIC

 

Friday 28th July, 2017 - GEELONG

Implementing the LAMP therapy approach: Taking   the next step - Lindsey Cargill

1:30 –   4pm

Gateways   Support Services

10-12   Albert Street,

Geelong   West, VIC

 

Monday 31st July, 2017 - PERTH

Introduction to the easyChat vocabularies - Mark Street

9am –   12pm

Independent   Living Centre

The Niche,   11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands WA

Exploring the Accent devices: Alternative Access,   Computer Functions and Personalisation - Mark Street

1pm – 4pm

 

Tuesday 1st August, 2017 - PERTH

Implementing the LAMP therapy approach: Taking   the next step - Lindsey Cargill

1pm – 4pm

Independent   Living Centre (as above)

  

Workshops are free to attend, but places are limited. To register for a workshop, please email mel@liberator.net.au with the following details:

-    Full name, email & phone

-    Role & organisation (if applicable)

-    Workshop title, time & location you wish to attend

 For further information about each workshop, please call Liberator on 08 8211 7766.


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