We Have the Device, Now What? Tools and Strategies for Successful Device Implementation
One-day learning opportunity
This course is intended for those individuals responsible for planning for and working with students with complex communication needs including assistive technology professionals, speech-language pathologists, teachers , teaching assistants, occupational/physical therapists, and parents. Has your student gone through a thorough AAC assessment, trialed devices, and received a brand new shiny device but you aren’t exactly sure how they are going to use it throughout the day? Or, do you have a student that has a device that they don’t use as much as they could? Supporting a student using AAC can be an overwhelming task, but with careful consideration and planning, device implementation doesn’t have to be so daunting. This workshop will review the goals of AAC and will provide participants with the helpful tools and strategies to successfully integrate AAC into a student’s day. Please bring a student's daily schedule to bring for use during a hands on activity.
COST INFORMATION: Workshop fee* waived for NSSED employees, Member District** employees, and parents of students in our member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, certain fees will apply. NSSED reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low enrollment. *Registration or material fee per participant will be indicated when registering and billed after the session. **Member Districts include: Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.