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Navigating AAC Assessment: Unraveling the Who, What, Where, When, and Why

(ASHA CEUs available)

This session will explore the process of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessment.  Discover the key elements of a comprehensive evaluation, including tools, strategies, and considerations for individuals with complex communication needs. Through the lens of a case study, participants will apply AAC assessment best practices. The process for identifying individuals who will benefit from AAC, understanding the assessment process, and unraveling the importance of AAC will be highlighted. This session promises to enhance your knowledge and skills and equip you with valuable tools to navigate an AAC assessment with confidence and effectiveness.  

Recorded Session

Family of Products: The Cosmos connect!

The Cosmos Connect is a unique product that allows individuals to participate in a wide variety of activities—like playing video games, using apps on an iPad, turning on switch toys, and feeding themselves—all with a single movement!  Spend about 20 minutes with us as we discuss and demonstrate the hardware, software, and the powerful way they work together!

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Using Eye Gaze for communication and Learning: A Case study

How do I teach eye gaze skills to a young child? Where do we start and what do we do next? If you have ever asked these questions, this session is for you. Join us as we discuss the journey of Dulce, a child with Cerebral Palsy, as she learned to use eye gaze as an access method for leisure, education, and communication! In this case study, we will view video interviews with Dulce and her father as well as hear directly from representatives of the eye gaze manufacturer. You will leave with new ideas and tools based on the successes and challenges faced by Dulce and her team.  

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Back to school: Empowering AAC Learners for Classroom Success

Communication is a foundational skill needed for students to be successful in school. However, students with complex communication needs often have limited access to adequate AAC systems, experience fewer opportunities to express themselves, and struggle to participate in meaningful ways.

Recorded Session (ASHA CEUs available)

Mounting Made Easy

Join us to examine the needs, challenges, and requirements for mounting different assistive technologies so they are accessible where and when they are needed! We will focus on mounting speech generating devices (SGDs) and tools for accessing SGDs. We will explore different mounting solutions that allow users to access assistive technologies in and out of wheelchairs and in various environments. Learn how to find the exact solution to match your specific needs. 

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Product Partners: App2Speak

App2Speak is an iOS app designed for adolescents and adults who are not able to meet their communication needs verbally and would benefit from the use of photographs to choose messages.It was created with individuals with stroke, apraxia, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Autism, brain injury and other conditions in mind.  App2Speak is one of the communication apps available on trial and purchased iOS devices from Control Bionics

Recorded Session (ASHA CEUs available)

Eye Gaze 101: Getting Started

Eye gaze as a way to access high tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices has come a long way since it was introduced!  It is now available on a variety of communication devices and is generally funded along with the communication device itself.  Just because eye gaze is a more commonly used access method, it doesn’t necessarily mean that clinicians, teachers, and family members feel comfortable using or teaching it.  This course is designed to present the basics about eye gaze technology, who can use it, and how to set it up.   We will use demonstrations and case studies to help you feel more comfortable getting started with eye gaze! 

Recorded Session (ASHA CEUs available)

Basic Editing for Grid 3

Grid 3 software is the communication software used Control Bionics NeuroNode Trilogy. The software provides many different communication pages that are a great place to start for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. The next step? Customizing the communication pages so they are personalized for the individual user. This class will provide an overview of the editing menu, demonstrate how to edit buttons and pages, and show how to add and connect pages. Finally, we will explore the Settings menu and see what additional customizations can be made there.

Grid 3 software is the communication software used Control Bionics NeuroNode Trilogy. The software provides many different communication pages that are a great place to start for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. The next step? Customizing the communication pages so they are personalized for the individual user. This class will provide an overview of the editing menu, demonstrate how to edit buttons and pages, and show how to add and connect pages. Finally, we will explore the Settings menu and see what additional customizations can be made there.

Recorded Session

Control Bionics’ Family of Products

Augmentative Communication Solutions

Control Bionics offers augmentative communication devices, also called speech generating devices, that can be used by a wide variety of individuals depending on their strengths, needs, and preferences. Spend about 20 minutes with us as we discuss and demonstrate the hardware, software, types of users, and options for our NeuroNode Trilogy, Eye Gaze Duo, NeuroNode Duo, and Uno Touch products.

Recorded Session (ASHA CEUs available)

Scanning 102: Tips for Teaching

Fundamentals of Scanning

Learning the basics of scanning is a great start but what happens next? This course takes off where Scanning 101 left off. We will discuss ways to facilitate accurate, purposeful switch use and then move to key considerations for teaching the different types of scanning. Finally, we will discuss implications for switching from one scanning type to another. Join us for an hour filled with ideas for planning and implementing scanning!

Recorded Session (ASHA CEUs NOT available)

New Page Sets from Control Bionics:

Who Are They For And Why?

Come learn about three new page sets designed in the Grid 3 software for individuals who use Control Bionics communication devices! In this session, we will demonstrate the features and functions of the following new page sets: 16-Location High Contrast Auditory Scanning, 16-Location Auditory Scanning (Kids and Young Adults), and 16-Location Auditory Scanning (Adults). In addition, we will discuss why these page sets were created, who they were designed for, and how they can be customized for individual users. Because of the specific nature of these page sets, no other AAC vocabularies or communication software will be referenced. While it is not necessary for the class, the page sets are available here.

Recorded Session (ASHA CEUs available)

Scanning 101: Getting Started

Fundamentals of Scanning

Scanning is an important access method for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  Often viewed as a last resort, scanning can feel daunting to understand and teach.  This course is designed to cover the basics about scanning, including the types of scanning, making selections in scanning (e.g., switches), and characteristics of individuals who use scanning for communication.  A second session, Scanning 102, will dive into how to facilitate accurate, purposeful switch use and teach scanning for communication!

Recorded Session

NeuroNode Context & Effect

Multi-Modal Switching for Communication and Control

Join James Schorey, CTO, to learn about the last R+D project from Control Bionics, the C+E.

Recorded Session

AAC Abandonment

A Discussion of Solutions

This panel launches a frank discussion about why certain factors continue to confound the successful acceptance and use of AAC systems, and discusses strategies and ideas to address them.

Recorded Session

Sparking Early Connections

High Tech AAC in Early Intervention Teletherapy

This presentation from Sarah Walker, M.A., CCC-SLP, for families and SLPs, highlights the importance of parent coaching in early intervention and AAC.

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