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Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)


With the current influx of communication devices and apps to the market how do we ensure that basic functional communication skills are maintained and taught right from the beginning? Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) were first introduced for people with motor difficulties like cerebral palsy and now these devices are being introduced to our learners with autism and other related communication difficulties. For these populations, language and cognition are often compromised and basic social and communication skills have not always been mastered prior to the introduction of a device. Because of this, the way we teach the use of SGDs needs to be specifically tailored to fit the needs of each individual paying attention to devices capabilities vs. user capabilities.

This full-day workshop will describe procedures for analyzing a learner's current PECS skills to determine candidacy for transitioning to a Speech Generating Device (SGD), choosing a device, and teaching functional use of the device, and why we must teach the basic principles of communication to our learner first to ensure positive outcomes are achieved.

*Participants should bring a Speech Generating Device (SGD) to the training for use during a variety of activities.

 What you will learn:  

Agenda: 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

CEUs:  5.5 BACB CEUs

Tuition includes: Detailed Handouts with space for note taking - PECS Language Sample and Summary Forms - Certificate of Attendance - BACB CEUs are available -Lunch and Refreshments 

Current Listings:

Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) (EDC Hindmarsh, South Australia) (29/11/2017 - 29/11/2017)
Workshop: Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)
Dates: 29/11/2017 - 29/11/2017
Cost: $380.00
Location City: Adelaide
Location State: South Australia
Venue: EDC Hindmarsh
Venue Street Address: Milner Street
Venue City: Hindmarsh
Venue State: South Australia
Venue Postcode: 5000
Venue Phone:
Venue Parking: Yes

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