2020-2021 Introduction to TouchChat and Editing

TouchChat is a robust, full-featured communication application for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice alone to communicate. TouchChat is designed for individuals with apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, or other conditions that affect a person\'s ability to use natural speech to communicate effectively. During this course you will receive an overview of the TouchChat application and learn how to complete basic editing of the program. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify different vocabularies available within the TouchChat application. Identify which vocabulary users may be appropriate for which students. Be able to perform basic programming functions within the TouchChat application in order to customize the vocabulary files for students. Be able to backup users to a cloud based service or iTunes account to store information. This session is geared toward teachers, teaching assistants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, parents, or anyone else who works with students who use the TouchChat communication application.

Satisfactory Completion: Credit for attending a course is based on your signature on the sign in sheet as well as sign out sheet. Participants are expected to attend the entire session to earn credit. Partial attendance may result in partial or no PD credit. All participants must complete an evaluation of the class within two weeks of the session or final session to be sent a certificate.
Cost Information: Workshop fees are 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, this course participation fee is $75.00. All Registration or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the session is complete or the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.
Cancellations: There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advanced notice to open the spot for another person. NSSED reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low enrollment.
Refunds: NSSED does not charge prior to the start of the course. If an individual attends the first day of a learning series but is unable to attend the remaining sessions, the school district that employs the participant is able to designate an alternate person. It is up the individual no longer attending the program to give their replacement the information learned in the first 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.

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3.50 ISBE (PEL) ELIS
3.50 Physical Therapy CEU IDFPR
3.50 Occupational Therapy CEU IDFPR
3.50 Registered Social Worker CEU IDFPR
3.50 SLP/ Audiology CEU IDFPR

Fee: $0.00
Note: See course description for fee information
Max. 30 seats